Unique Model juniors, Chanambam Thambou girls' rule in RFYS Football
Source: IT News

Imphal, November 28 2017: The Unique Model Academy, The Imphal Public School and Chanambam Thambou Higher Secondary School were stretched to their limits by their respective opponents before they crowned themselves with glory in the Imphal-leg of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament on Sunday.

In the finals played at Thaubal District Sports Complex ground, all the three winners were decided via a penalty shootout that indicated that all six teams were at par in terms of ability and skill.

Unique Model juniors, Chanambam Thambou girls' rule in RFYS Football
Unique Model juniors, Chanambam Thambou girls' rule in RFYS Football

The Unique Model Academy lifted the junior boys' title edging out Ideal English Senior Secondary School 3-2 after both teams were locked goalless at regulation time while the seniors' boys crown went to The Imphal Public School, who downed Emmanuel English Academy 4-3 in a penalty shootout as there were no goals scored until fulltime.

Khunaijam Sanamacha Singh, Nongthombam Meiraba Meitei and Takhellambam Chingkheingakpa Singh scored from the spot for Unique Model while only Sehgouthang Tuboi and ThanggouginMhangte could convert their penalties for Ideal English.

ThangminchonLhouvum of Ideal English was adjudged player of the match.

Imphal Public School were served well by Akoijam Kishan Singh, Loitongbam Karnajit Singh, Thoudam Pari Singh, Takhellambam Bankimchandra Meitei in the shootout while Mayanglambam Rabichandra Metei, player of the match Wakambam Athoiba Meetei and Rohen Singam Singh scored for Emmanuel English.

Unlike the other two finals, the school girls clash produced goals with ChanambamThambou prevailing over Emmanuel English Academy 5-3 after the teams were level 1-1 at the completion of regulation time.

Waikhom Kanchan Chanu put Emmanuel ahead in the 9th minute and it seemed they would sneak through but player of the match Yangoijam Kiranabala Devi netted the elusive goal inthe 54th minute to take the contest into the tie-breaker.

Thoudam Kabita Devi, Kiranbala Chanu, Phijam Anjali Devi and UshamLuxmi Devi were on the mark for the winners while only Kanchan Chanu and Thoudam Rabina Chunu scored for Emmanuel English Academy, who had to return empty handed despite featuring in two finals.

The only final decided in regulation time was the college boys where MayaiLambi College upstaged Dhanamanjuri (DM) College of Arts 3-0.Wahengbam Angousana Luwang scored in the 14th minute while Huidrom Piyabung Singh netted in the 78th for the winners.

DM College's hopes of making a comeback were dashed in the 34th minute when Ansekshong Hongsa ended up booting an own goal.

The winners will now head for the zonals to be held in Kolkata next month.

Junior boys: The Unique Model Academy bt Ideal English Senior Secondary School 3(0)-2(0).
Golden boot: Khunaijam Sanamacha Singh (Unique Model);
Golden ball: Thangmichon Lhouvum (Ideal English);
Golden glove: Surjan Poudel (Ideal English) .

Senior boys: The Imphal Public School bt Emmanuel English Academy 4(0)-3(0).
Golden boot: Loitongbam Kumarjit Singh (The Imphal Public School);
Golden ball: BikuiTeinamei (Maria Montessor School);
Golden glove: Moirangmem Surajkanta Meitei (Emmanuel) .

College boys: MayaiLambi College btDhanamanjuri (DM) College of Arts 3-0.
Golden boot and ball: HuidromPiyabung Singh (MayaiLambi);
Golden glove: Lhunlalmang Neishiar (Dhanamanjuri College of Arts) .

School girls: Chanambam Thambou Higher Secondary School bt Emmanuel English Academy 5(1)-3(1).
Golden boot: Thingbaijam Babysana Devi (Emmanuel);
Golden ball: Phijam Anjali Devi (Emmanuel);
Golden glove: Naorem Monika Devi (Chanambam) .

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