Mokokchung District Football Association (MDFA), the host of the 22nd Inter District Dr. T. Ao Football Trophy, has been eliminated from the tournament after losing 3-0 to Tseminyu here on Friday.
In the other matches, Kohima District Football Association thrashed Zunheboto District Football Association 5-0, while Peren District Football Association were held 1-1 by debutant Shamator Football District Association played a 1-1 and Longleng District Football Association (LDFA) and Football Association Noklak District (FAND) were locked to a goalless draw.
Tseminyu, who topped Group D with 6 points, crushed the hopes of Mokokchung by registering a huge victory.
It was Vekhrüto Resü of Tseminyu who drew first blood as early as in the 5th minute. The game continued as Tseminyu’s Vekhruto and Kemp made multiple attempts. In the 14th minute, Vekhrüto Resü found the net again to make it 2-0.
Kemp, then sealed the deal for the Tseminyu in the 30th minute as Mokokchung’s custodian Mulong made a huge blunder while trying to clear the ball. Temjenwapang and Temjenmeren of Mokokchung and Sinlo Kent received yellow cards for foul play.
Kohima enter QFs
Kohima District Football Association reached the quarterfinals after thrashing Zunheboto District Football Association 5-0. Thejasetuo Gwirie and Kevisanyu Peseyie scored two goals each, while Vilhoubeituo Yhome also scored for the team. The victory took Kohima into the quarterfinal with 6 in Group D.
Kohima made a slow start as Zunheboto team pushed hard but didn’t get many opportunities.
In the 22nd minute, Thejasetuo Gwirie opened the account.
Kevisanyu Peseyie added the team’s second goal six minutes later. The second half saw Kohima scoring three more goals with Peseyie adding his second in the 41st minute. Gwirie also scored his second goal in the 43rd minute and Vilhoubeituo Yhome sealed the game by scoring in the 54th minute from a close range.
Peren held by Shamator
Peren District Football Association (PDFA) survived a scare before substitute Keyipuakleube scored a late equalizer against debutant Shamator Football District Association.
In a highly contested match, Shamator took an early lead through C Shitomong’s strike in the 3rd minute. The goal gave the debutant team the edge and confidence, while Peren stumbled and panicked conceding the first goal within the introduction of the game. Peren’s team wasn’t at their best today and failed to break the deadlock.
In the second half, Thülungso Yimchunger almost scored the second goal in the 51st minute hitting the crossbar. But luck rode on Peren team as Keyipuakleube the substitute headed the equalizer in the 55th minute to make it 1-1.
Peren fought hard for the winning goal but was unable to penetrate as the match ended in a draw making the Group C wide open for quarterfinal qualification.
Earlier, Longleng District Football Association was held to a goalless draw by Football Association Noklak District.
A tightly contested match witnessed both teams wasting number of opportunities and had to be contended by a point each. Noklak striker Tangsoi could have converted a penalty in the 28th minute, but Longleng keeper Adok A Phom managed to tap the ball out of the danger zone. While Longleng also had their shares to score, it could not be materialized. Substitute Kondang M Angto could have put the game to bed in the injury time but his shot went wide off the target following a poor clearance from the keeper Hatho.
At the end of the second round, Dimapur topped the Group A with 6 points, Wokha in second with 3 points.
In Group B, Tuensang and Mon jointly topped the table with 4 points each and +3 goal difference.
In Group C, Peren with 4 points topped the table followed by Shamator and Longleng with 1 point each.
In Group D, Tseminyu led the table with 6 point (+9 goal difference), followed by Kohima with 6 points (+6 goal difference).
Vs Tuensang @ 9am
Kiphire Vs Mon @ 11am
Phek Vs Wokha @ 1:30pm
Dimapur Vs Chümoukedima @ 3:30pm