IMPHAL, 25th May: Both VSAC, Churachandpur and AYMFA, Yairipok overcame their opponents on penalties to reach the semifinals of the 2nd RKFD Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship on Friday.
VSAC held their nerves to beat TBSFA, Taobungkhok 8-7 in a thrilling penalty shootout after both teams remained level (1-1) after regulation time.
In the shootout, VSAC scored through F Stephen Hmar, Roshanliana Hangsing, P Paokhanlian, T Ginkhanlian, Paojangam, KK Sut, Nengsuan Mung and Lalbiaksanga to tilt the scales in their favour.
Earlier, it was TBSFA who were ahead after Th Krishnatombi found the back of the net just before the halftime whistle. But a strike in the 47th minute by Stephen Hmar eventually forced a 1-1 draw.
The other quarterfinal too was decided by penalties that went in favour of AYMFA who outscored TRVSA 4-2 in their shootout after both sides played out a goalless tie.