Barak FC wins big to mark their entry into the tournament
Kohima, Oct. 10 (EMN): Barak FC, Peren hammered Eleven Avengers Phesema 6-0 in the second match and entered the last-16 of the ongoing NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy 2017 on Tuesday.
Playing in front of a packed crowd at Kohima local ground, Barak FC, former champions of the tournament marked their entry into the tournament with a six-goal thriller with key players like Khwetelhi Thopi, Kivi Jimi Sumi finding the back of the net for Barak side. While Elminhao Kilong’s brace made sure Barak FC secure their victory over Eleven Avengers by a convincing victory.
Playing a 70-minute game, Kivi Jimi Sumi opened the account for Barak through a spot kick conversion in the 11th minute to give the lead, while Khwetelhi Thopi rose up to the occasion to head home the second goal in the 19th minute and Ratobe Zeliang made it 3-0 for Barak before the break.
Barak’s striker Elminhao Kilong despite numerous attempts failed to find the back of the net but in the second half he won a penalty inside the area and did convert the spot-kick in the 38th minute. He went on to score his second and 5th goal for Barak FC in the 47th min through an assist from Khwetelhi Thopi.
Substitute player Alal Kuki netted the 6th goal in the 56th minute for Barak through a sloppy defending from Avengers side.
Avengers side were no match for Barak team as they were ineffective through the match and manage to hit the target only once out of the four shots during the game
Rhitso Mero of Barak FC was an unused substitute during the match.
Tyrants FC came from behind to beat Dreams FC 2-1 in the first match to enter the pre-quarters of the tournament.
During the match, Suman gave the early lead for Dream FC in the 20th minute and wasteful Tyrants FC failed to break the deadlock in the first half.
But with the introduction of the second half, Tyrants FC came back stronger, with the counter attacks, Kethozo Thaprü scored the equaliser in the 40th minute and two minutes later, Kevito Khizho scored the much-needed goal as Tyrants went on to win at the end of the final whistle. Tyrants FC could have scored more goals had not woodwork denied them twice during the game. With the win, Barak FC will face Tyrants FC in the pre-quarters of the tournament on October 14.
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