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Win for Vanguard FC, Twenty FC

Win for Vanguard FC, Twenty FC
Action in the matach between Twenty XI FC(blue) and united sixteen FC at Kohima local ground, wednesday,(NP)
Correspondent Kohima, Jul 25 (NPN) : | Publish Date: 7/26/2018 1:32:08 AM IST

 Vanguard FC Tseminyu and Twenty XI FC Viswema each secured three more points by winning their respective matches in the Kohima Football League at local ground, Kohima on Wednesday. 

In the first encounter, Vanguard FC came from behind to register a 4-2 win over defending champions Ziekiezou SC.  Ziekiezou SC comfortably led the scoreline 2-0 till the 23rd minute after goals from Alex Lhouviphrelie (12th minute) and Puniirii Nienu (23rd minute). 
The momentum shifted towards Vanguard FC in the 24th minute when the skipper Yhunshalo Kemp scored to reduce the margin. Two minutes later, he again scored to level the scoreline. The first session ended 2-2. 
After the breather, Vanguard FC took full advantage of their opponent weak area and continue to mount pressure at regular intervals. 
They were rewarded, when Mathew Kezhose scored two goals in the 62nd and 63rd minutes to secure three crucial points. Ziekiezou SC did try their best, but unable to find any break through as Vanguard FC hold on their strong fort. 
Two players of Ziekezou SC Khrukhoto Resu and Keduoneizo Zhale and Vanguard’s Sinlo Kent received yellow cards for foul play. 
In the second match, 10-man Twenty XI FC Viswema overcame United 16 FC 2-1 after Viho Kin was sent off for foul play.  All the goals were scored in the second session of the match. 
Twenty XI FC drew the first blood through Kelengoto James’ strike in the 54th minute. 
Eight minutes later, the skipper Metol Neikha doubled the lead. 
United FC managed to reduce the margin in the 75th minute through Tianuksung but it was too late as Twenty XI FC hold on to secure three points. 
Kelengoto James of Twenty XI FC, Manyong  and Kreziio Basew  of United 16 FC were cautioned for foul play.  
It may be mentioned that for the first time most probably in the state, a female referee Imli Merenla Jamir assisted as the third referee in the second match where an AIFF referee instructor, Joy Chandra officiated as the main referee. 
Wednesday’s Match 
Sechii Zubza FC Vs New Market FC: 2 pm.

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