IMPHAL, Sept 30: The PRYA, Pangei has lifted the first Hijam Irabot memorial invitational football tournament organised by SEDOC, Kongba Khunou, defeating BUC, DM College Campus in the tie-break.
The BUC who had defeated the eventual winners in their previous meeting could not repeat their feat today in the final.
The first half of the match lack the intensity of a final match except for a few anxious moments around the BUC goal line.
The second half of the match however provided some chances for both teams with the PRYA goalie making a superb save by fishing away a powerful shot from one of the BUC striker.
Though both teams were unable to convert the numerous chances they had in the second half, nevertheless the second half provided ample entertainment for the crowd.
The second half also saw two players from each teams booked with yellow cards. The BUC players was booked for kicking away the ball after the referee awarded a free kick to PRYA. The first spot kick taker for BUC missed and hit the woodwork, however the BUC goalie saved PRYA`s fourth spot kick levelling the score to 4-4 before eventually winning 7-6.
PRYA, Pangei had three simultaneous penalty shoot out wins to their name and to the trophy.