Ccpur to face IE in U17 boys final, Bpr set up U14 title clash with IE
IMPHAL, 16th July: Radhakrishna Foundation School, Churachandpur and Affros A Hr Sec School, Imphal East will clash for the U17 boys’ title of the State Inter District Subroto Mukerjee Football Tournament, while Utlou High School, Bishnupur will meet Union Model Academy, Imphal East in the U14 final. Churachandpur had a smooth passage to the U17 final with a 3-0 rout of Little Master English Hr Sec School, Imphal West in their semifinal contest
Johnson Kamsuanmang opened the scoring in the 16th minute to give his team a 1-0 lead through the first half. After the restart, the Churachandpur boys got their momentum back and put the game beyond the reach of their opponents. It was Haokhongam who doubled their advantage in the 42nd minute before Lalminthang made it 3-0 to close out the game.
The other U17 semifinal saw Imphal East grind out a 1-0 win over Corner Stone Academy, Chandel in a keenly contested match. After a barren first half, Md Yasir found a breakthrough in the 49th minute as Imphal East clung to their lead to seal the victory. In the U14 semifinals, Bishnupur and Imphal East notched up contrasting wins to set up final date.
Bishnupur started the last-four fixtures with a 1-0 success against CT Hr Sec School, Imphal West. Ajit Kumar struck in the match-winning goal in the 17th minute. Imphal East, meanwhile, rode on Kh Sanamacha’s treble to pull off a 3-1 win over Ukhrul Public School, Ukhrul.
Sanamacha started off with a 5th-minute goal, doubled his tally in the 24th minute and finally completed his hat trick in the 71st minute. Ukhrul scored their consolation goal (50th) through Mabishang.
The two final matches of the inter district football tournament will be played on Tuesday, July 18. The U17 summit will clash take place at 8:30 in the morning before the U14 final at 1:30 pm.