Unity FC through to quarterfinals

Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/5/2019 11:56:25 AM IST

Unity FC beat Asufü Christian Institute (ACI), Manipur 4-3 vie tie-breaker after the match ended in a 1-1 draw to enter the quarterfinals round of the ongoing 20th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy at Kohima local ground on Saturday. 

The match between Unity FC and Asufü Christian Institute was locked in a goalless draw in the first half. 

However, in the second half, Ketsivilie broke the deadlock with an assist from Olando in favour of Unity FC team with five minutes remaining in the match. But in the last minute, Dhale scored the equaliser for ACI Manipur through a stunning free kick from outside the box to take the match to penalties.

In the shoot-out, Asufü Chirstian Institute captain Adahrü’s shot was saved by the keeper, while Athisü Bali missed the target paving the way for Unity FC to move into quarter-finals. 

With the win, Unity FC will play against Viswemi FC on October 14 in the quarterfinal round.

In the first match, MTYO Medziphema FC got a walkover over Jotsoma Youth Organisation following a protest against the referee which halted the match for about an hour but ended in a walkover. 

In the match, the first half saw both teams scoring a goal each. Winger Noune Medoze scored the foal for Jotsoma Youth Organisation while Darhü scored the goal for MTYO team in the 27th minute. 

But in the 67th minute, the referee penalized the goalkeeper of JYO Vingusa Sano and MTYO forward player Zumzum Punyü with a red card each for their unsporting behaviour. 

From then on, the match proceeding was interrupted as JYO protested against the decision and the team walked out of the ground protesting against the referee’s decision. 

Meanwhile, the organisers Angami Students’ Union expressed hope that such incident would not be repeated in the remaining part of the tournament. 

MTYO Medziphema will now play against Naga Hospital Colony Youth Organisation in the quarterfinal round on October 12. 

Monday’s matches 

1st match: 12:30 pm

Centurion FC Vs 

Phezoucha Youth 

2nd match: 2:30 pm

MVYO Meriema Vs 

Tyrants FC 

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