SHILLONG, May 05: Two scintillating goals from Freestar Kharbangar saw St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School come from a goal down to win 2-1 against Rangdajied UFC in a decisive Group B boys’ match in the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Meghalaya here on Friday.
St Anthony’s and West Jaintia Hills District Sports Association, who beat KV Laitkor by a massive 22-0 margin, progress to the semifinals, with Rangdajied out after two narrow defeats. Laitkor had lost their first match of the tournament to St Anthony’s.
SHILLONG, May 04: Two hat-tricks were recorded on the fourth day of the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Meghalaya, both in girls’ matches, by Pynhun Shullet and I Khongwet of Umsning SC and Laitkor SC, respectively.
While Umsning won their second match of the tournament, beating Umiuh SC 7-0, Laitkor defeated Mawryngkneng SC 4-0 in the Group A games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
It was no less exciting in the boys’ division, with Wahingdoh FC taking down Assam Rifles Public School 5-1 and Nongstoin District Sports Association overwhelming KV Happy Valley 8-0 in Group A.
SHILLONG, May 03: East Jaintia Hills District Sports Association rode on four goals from Rushia Dkhar to register a convincing 7-0 victory over Lawsohtun SC on day three of the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Meghalaya at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
In the other girls’ match in Group B, Tyrsad Secondary School defeated Mawpdang SC 5-0.
East Jaintia Hills found it difficult in the first half, only managing to get one goal past Lawsohtun’s excellent goalkeeper Farheen Warjri, who was called on time and again to make some wonderful saves, though she had to be substituted in the second half following an injury.
SHILLONG, May 01: In a bid to promote football as a sport in the Northeastern region, the Assam Rifles organized the CAPF Under-19 Talent hunt football tournament both for boys and girls, which began at JN stadium, Shillong on Monday.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the Governor of Meghalaya Banwarilal Purohit said that the aim of organising the talent hunt is to popularize the game of football and develop both sporting skills and fitness in the game in Meghalaya, NE region and entire India. He also said that the tournament is also a prelude to the FIFA Under-17 world cup 2017 which will be hosted in India later in October.
SHILLONG, April 30: Aizawl FC may have played out a draw against Shillong Lajong FC on Sunday evening but it created history by becoming the first club from the north-east to win the I-League title. At the end of 90-minute play, the scoreline read 1-1 at the JN Stadium here with both teams having played out a blinder of a season finale to the Hero I-League 2016-17.
The tournament’s highest scorer Lajong’s Aser Dipanda Dicka scored a brilliant opener in only the ninth minute in front of more than 23,000 fans, but this was reversed by Aizwal through substitute William Lalnunfela in the 67th, which ensured that the Mizoram team lifted their maiden I-League title.