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Power Comm secure a draw in 8 goals thriller with New Market FC

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Player of New Market FC and Power Comm (yellow) vying for the ball at the Kohima local ground on Wednesday. (EM Images)

Kohima, August 23 (EMN): New Market FC paid the price for sloppy defending as they had to settle for a 4-4 draw against bottom placed Power Comm FC in the 6th round of Kohima Premier League on Wednesday.
With just one match remaining in the league, New Market FC is now out of the title race, with 9 points from 6 matches and one point behind league leaders Khriekesa FC. A draw for Power Comm moved them above Forerunners FC temporarily in 7th place with 5 points on better goal difference (-1).
In a goal thriller, New Market took the deserving lead through Chisie Nyusou with a clinical finish in the 20th minute and Chisie Nyusou setup Rhitso Mero to score 12 minutes later.
But Power Comm managed to pull one back when Yhunshalo Kemp converted the penalty in the injury time after the referee awarded a penalty for a handball inside the D-box area to make it 2-1 at the end of the first half. The defensive error from New Market side in the second half helped Power Comm to score two goals through Sahovi Phinyo. He scored his first goal through a header in 53rd minute after the defenders failed to clear the long ball. He seized the opportunity again to score the third goal for Power Comm FC in the 65th minute as he tapped the ball into the empty net to make it 3-2.
With the match ending in favor of Power Comm, New Market made a late comeback to score two goals in the second-half injury time. Substitute Viluto Achumi scored the much-needed goal to equalise the score-line for New Market and Megovilie Misalhou’s goal put the team into the driver seat thanks to six minute extra time.
But Power Comm leveled the score-line again as Yhunshalo Kemp converted the spot kick again in the 95th minute after the defender conceded a penalty for a handball inside the D-box area and the match ended 4-4 at the end of the final whistle.
Kechi Kulim of New Market FC and Kenathong Kath of Power Comm FC were cautioned with a yellow card. Medozhatuo Rutsa, President, Kohima Village Youth Organisation was the match patron of the day.

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