SHDVSM: KSC veterans earn narrow victory
KANGPOKPI, 27th Feb: Sadar Hills Gorkha Veteran (SHGV) and IB Area Veteran played out a goalless draw in the ongoing 6th Sadar Hills District Veteran Sports Meet at M Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi DHQs, on Wednesday.
In the second match, a well-coordinated KSC Veteran team secured a 2-0 win over Tuilongkun Area Veteran. Tonghen opened the scoring in the 10th minute and Lamkholen Kipgen made it 2-0 in the 25th minute to help their side earn maximum points in their first match.
The third match between Liyai Kongpao Liyai Kalapahar (LKLK) and K Moulpi (Thangkan) ended in a 1-1 draw. LKLK Veteran were at their best in the first half and they took the lead in the 19th minute when Zimik brilliantly converted a penalty kick after he was brought down by a K Moulpi (Thangkan) defender.
However, the Thangkan side’s equaliser came early in the second half with a 38th-minute strike from Mangpu whose superb indirect kick eventually salvaged a 1-1 tie for his team.
On Thursday, Kanggui Veteran will play Motbung Veteran in the first match at 1:00 pm, while Saitu Area Veteran meet Leikot Area Veteran in the second match at 2:30 pm.