Kohima, Sep. 13 (EMN): Yhanshalo Kemp scored four goals as defending champions Vanguard FC trounced United FC Phek 7- 2 to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing Capt. Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament (state level) here at the Kohima local ground on Thursday.
Longleng District Club and Xavierite FC, Peren district also booked their quarterfinal berths after winning their respective matches, while Tiyi Guardians Wokha district won their first match and entered the pre-quarterfinal of the tournament.
The skipper of Vanguard FC Yhanshalo Kemp helped the team to maintain their perfect start in the campaign to defend their title again. He has now six goals to his name in two matches.
Vanguard FC will take on Kohima district champions Khriekesa FC in the quarterfinal match on September 17.
In the match, an own goal from Kudahu handed Vanguard FC the lead within the introduction of the match in 45 second. The fastest goal scored in the tournament by an own defender.
Kemp later scored in the 6th minute and Rhitsho Mero tapped in the second goal from a cross in the 20th minute. The captain went on to score his second goal in the 36th minute to make it 4-0.
Phek team pulled back a goal in the 37th minute through Senowe from a defensive error to make it 4-1 in the first half.
In the second half, Phek team couldn not stop Vanguard from scoring as Kemp headed home the fifth and sixth goal in 47nd and 52nd minute.
Phek goalkeeper Huveku denied Kemp a goal after he saved his penalty kick but minutes later a blunder from the goalkeeper handed Nyithong Magh a goal in the 57th minute through a long range kick.
Kezo scored the second goal for United in the 73rd minute but that was all as Vanguard won their match 7-2 by the final whistle.
In the second match, Longleng District FC overcame Nagnimora FC Mon through a tie breaker of 4-1 after the match ended in 2-2 draw and entered the quarterfinal of the tournament.
Chingshen (11th) and Shepa (80th) scored for Longleng FC while Pongyang (26th) and Bulom (60th) scored for Nagimora FC during the stipulated time.
Longleng team will now take on the winner of IGAR (N) and Green Club in the quarterfinal match.
Meanwhile at Tseise Basa ground, Tiyi Guardians Wokha beat Legend Club Kiphire by 4-0 to enter pre- quarters.
Chenio’s brace and a goal each from Lanso Yanthan, Sulanthung Ngullie helped the team to win the match for Wokha team.
Xaverite FC Peren overpowered Donching Yangmei FC Tuensang 4-1 to book their quarterfinals berth.
Tiyi Guardian’s will take on Naga Terriers in the second round on September 15 and the winner will take on Xavirite FC in the quarterfinal match on September 17.
While the organisers have informed that there will not be any matches on Friday.