Kohima, Nov 8 (EMN): Lima Kumzuk of Fore Runners scored a brace in either half of the match as Thizama overcame Phoenix FC 3-1 in their pre-quarterfinal match of the ongoing Classic Cup here at Kohima local ground on Thursday.
In the match, Lima opened the account in the 5th minute to give the deserving lead, and Fore Runners captain Seyiekhrietuo scored a stunner through a free kick in the 24th minute which left the opponent goalkeeper with no chance.
In the second half, Phoenix team failed to threaten with their blunt attack when as Lima scored his second goal in the 33th minute for Fore Runners to make it 3-1.
Lima could have completed his hat-trick when he got his chances but his weak shot was easily saved by the keeper. In the injury time, Thejaseto scored a consolation goal for Phoenix FC but the game was already over.
Chingsha scores four in Head Hunters rout against Zhadima team
Chingsha Phom struck four; while Rhitsho Mero and Khuangjang added three each as Head Hunters Jakhama thrashed Zhadima Jr FC 12-0 during their pre-quarterfinal match in the second match.
The young team from Zhadima failed to cope up with their opponent’s pace and counter attacks as they conceded five goals in the first half and seven in the second to suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Head Hunters.
In the match, Chingsha Phom exploited the weak defence of Zhadima to score four goals in the 19th, 34th, 35th and 48th minute, while hat-trick scorers Khuangjang scored in the 6th, 10th and 20th minute and Rhitsho scored in the 39th, 45th and 58th minute. Hranglen (29’) and Haotinmang (31’) added a goal each in either half.
Zhadima team’s defensive errors and lack of experience hindered their game as they failed to register a single shot on target in the match while their opponent kept a clean sheet in the match.
Scripting a historic win, Head Hunters have now scored 20 goals in two matches with Chingsha (seven goals) and Rhitsho (six goals).
In the quarterfinal match, Fore Runners FC will take on the Head Hunters FC on Nov. 13.
Pre quarterfinal matches
Phezoucha YO vs
Kohima Eagles FC
at 12:30 pm
Kuluopfu FC, Pochury FC
at 2 pm