Manipuri FC, Champion FC reach semis

CHIMPU, Oct 21: Manipuri FC and Champion FC reached the semifinals of the 25th Vishwakarma Running Trophy Football Tournament here on Monday.
In the first match, Manipuri FC defeated Hitey Chatey FC 3-1. Manipuri FC’s Rupachandra scored two goals for the team in the 22nd and the 27th minute of the game, which was followed by another goal by teammate LN Meitei in the 24th minute.
The lone goal for Hitey Chatey FC was scored by Takam Turi in the 9th minute of the first half.
In the second match of the day, Champion FC beat 5/1 United FC through a penalty shootout with an 8-7 score.
Initially, 5/1 United FC was leading the match 2-1. 5/1 United FC’s Tapan Borah netted 2 goals in the 24th and the 37th minute, but Champion FC’s Rigio Topu equalized the score in the 14th minute and in the last minute of the match.
The other two semifinal matches will be played between Chimpu FC and Gohpur SC on 23 October, and between Manipuri FC and Champion FC on 24 October.