Players of Alempang YA (blue jersey) and Mongsenbai Youngsters (red jersey) in action at the ongoing MDFA Trophy 2017 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung on October 11. (Photo/Temjenlemba Longchar)
Telongjem FC trash SSS Yellow 5-0; Mongsenbai enters quarters
Mokokchung, October 11 (MExN): SSS Yellow, Telongjem FC and Mongsenbai Youngsters secured a berth in the quarter finals from different pools in the ongoing MDFA Trophy 2017 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex here today.
In the first match played between SSS Yellow and Telongjem FC in Pool-B, Telongjem FC completely dominated the match and won the match 5-0. SSS Yellow had two wins in the previous league matches and therefore, had already secured a berth in the quarterfinals. But, Telongjem FC today proved that they are a team to be reckoned with as their brilliant midfield and strikers tormented the SSS Yellow defense and goalkeeper throughout the match.
The first goal for Telongjem came in the 2nd minute as striker Bendangtoshi (Jersey No 11) breached the defense line and kicked the ball into the nets. Telongjem’s Bendangtoshi again scored two other goals at the 16th and 46th minute thereby scoring a hat trick.
Telongjem captain, Nyithog Magh (Jersey No 7) added a goal at the 36th minute while midfielder Awangbo Kaurinaah (Jersey No 10) scored the fifth goal at the 67th minute. Both SSS Yellow and Telongjem FC have entered the quarterfinals which will commence from October 13, 2017 onwards.
In the second match played between Alempang Y/A and Mongsenbai Youngsters from Pool – C, Mongsenbai Youngsters beat Alempang by a lone goal. But that goal by Mongsenbai, which was scored by Bendangsunep (Jersey No 17) at the 65th minute, was more than enough since the team is entering the quarters as the leading team from Pool – C. The last league matches will be played tomorrow from 1:00 PM onwards.
October 12 matches
Time: 1:00 PM onwards
1st match: United Brother FC Vs Arikotong
2nd match: Mongolian United Vs Zonipang SA