Players of Intermingle Club (white jersey) and YA Marepkong (Light Blue jersey) in action during the fourth quarter final match of the MDFA Trophy 2018 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung on October 23. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Mokokchung | October 23
The 3rd quarterfinal match of the MDFA Trophy 2018 between Intermingle Club and YA Marepkong ended with Intermingle scoring 8-0 making them the third team to qulaify for the semi finals. The toughest contender of the tournamnet, Intermingle club sailed through the semi finals very easily.
The first and second goal for Intermingle was scored by Yhunshalo in the 13th and 16th minute. Lipoksashi Jamir and Golmei Ninja scored in the 31st and 35th minute. In the second half of the match, four more goals were scored. Yhunshalo secured a hattrick through his third goal in the 65th minute. Limakumzuk and Bendangnukshi scored in the 78th and 90th minute of the game. The last goal for Intermingle came through Sakutemjen in the last additional minute of the game.
The 4th semi final match between Grand Elites SC and Telongjem FC was one of the most exciting matches of the tournament. With a fifty-fifty ball possession, the first 45 minutes of the game ended in a goalless draw. Nampy Rentta of Telogjem FC scored the first goal in the 65th minute. However, Grand Elites SC retaliated back with an equalizing goal in the 78th minute of the game.
With both the teams failing to score any goal till the 90th minute, the winner of the, match was decided through a tie-breaker penalty shootout. Telogjem FC won the tie breaker 6-5 and registered their spot in the semi finals of the MDFA Trophy 2018.