Manipur storms into Santosh trophy semi final

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IMPHAL, May 21: Manipur defeated Chattisgarh, 3-0 in their last quarter final league round match in the ongoing 65th national football championship for the Santosh trophy and move in to the semi final.

In the last quarter final league match played today at JN Stadium, Guwahati, Manipur took complete control of the match and humiliated Chattisgarh with a 3-0 scoreline.

A release of the AMFA in Imphal detailing today’s match result said striker L Tiken Singh scored first goal for Manipur in the 29th minute while I Nilakumar added another in the 40th minute to lead 2-0 at half time.

In the second half, N Jimmy added another goal for Manipur thereby sealing a place in the semi final.

Manipur topped Group A table with seven points.

Title favourites Bengal finished second with four points after suffering 1-2 defeat at the hands of Tamilnadu.

Manipur will take on the runner-up of group B in the first semifinal to be played on May 26, while a day after West Bengal will lock their horns with the winner of Group B.

The final will be played on May 30.

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