IMPHAL: GSC Churachandpur and SU Sagolband registered wins in the 13th Manipur State league 2020 being played at Khuman Lampak Artificial Turf.
The tournament is being organized by All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) and sponsored by Kh. Joykisan Singh.
GSC Churachandpur defeated YPHU Lalambung Makhong by 2-1 in the first match.
From the start, it was YPHU who pressured the opponent GSC resulting to a goal in the 15th minute through N. Olen. GSC team slowly tried to dominate the game, seeking for an equalizer but failed to do so in the first half.
However, in the second half GSC Chaurachandpur came back stronger with Manglenboi N scoring the first equalizing goal for his team in the 53rd minute thus leveling it at 1-1. Then just five minutes later, in the 61st minute, GSC led through Michael Tunlalp to win 2-1. YPHU fought back looking for an equalizer but failed to do so.
In the match Manglenboi N, E. Ramhlousang and Lunminlen Haokip of GSC were booked cautioned.
In the other match, Muvanlai Athletics Kangpongpi lost their first match of the league, going down 0-1 to SU Sagolband.
The match between Muvanlai Athletics (MA) and SU started off on a high not with both teams trying to control the match. However, despite great ball possession and chances created, the first half ended in a goalless draw.
In the second half, both the teams changed their game plans with MA attacking hard to secure the full three points and sit on top of the league table. On the other hand, SU, sitting on the relegation zone with just 6 points in 5 matches, they play out their heart and soul and as fate would have them win, they struck the lone winning goal in the 66th minute through Wungram Chan.
Immanuel Intaote and Haolengou Kipgen of MA while Th. James and N. Radhakanta of SU were booked yellow cards.