Friday, October 7, 2022

68th Bordoloi Trophy: Nagaland Police thrash Bodousa Club 5-0

Kezhose celebrates with his teammates scoring a goal for Nagaland team.

Mathew Kezhose scored a hat-trick as Nagaland Police thrashed Bodousa Club 5-0 in their last league match of the ongoing 68th Bordoloi Trophy in Guwahati on Tuesday. The trophy is an annual Indian football tournament organized by Guwahati Sports Association (GSA).
Nagaland team will be favorite to go through the semifinal round. However, the fate of the semifinal berth will be decided only after the match between CISF and Oil India FC, who will be playing the last league match of Group C on Wednesday. In Group C, Nagaland Police have played three league matches- 2 wins and one draw and has accumulated 7 points (+6 goal difference), while second place CISF with 4 points (+5 goal difference) have a game in hand. In the last match, CISF team will have to win by more than 2 goals to go through on better goal difference. Nagaland Police should have scored more goals had their strikers not being wasteful in their finishing. Rhitsho Mero opened the scoring in the 21st minute, and captain Limakumzuk doubled the lead in 35th minute converting a penalty making in the first half. In the second half, Kezhose scored the hat-trick in the 58th, 76th and 89th to end the match 5-0 in favor of Nagaland team. Veteran goal scoring Mathew Kezhose have four goals in three games for Nagaland team, followed by Khwetelhi Thopi and captain Limakumzuk with two goals each.
Nagaland Police team is being led by coach Lhoulavolie, Asst coach – Hainsiugongbe and R. Dibambo as manager. It may be noted that winner of each Group A, B, C and D will qualify for the semifinal round in the tournament.