Imphal East Club outplayed Thoubal Club by 6-3 goals to emerge champion in the Mens category of ‘OORJA’ CAPF U-19 Talent Hunt Football Tournament 2017(Phase-1, Manipur) played at Main Stadium, Khuman Lampak.
Thoubal Club looked promising in the early minute as they took the lead with S.Roger scoring the opening goal in the 9 minute. However the next minute, Imphal East hits back with Th.Hemba fetching the equaliser in the 10 minute and later S.Netrajit consolidates for Imphal East in the 11 minute to post 2-1 goals.
Giving a tough fight, Thoubal Club bounch back with H.Shital getting the equaliser in the 24 minute to level 2-2 goals in the first half.
Imphal East gets unfurls in the second half with multitudes of attack and got rich devidend with S.Netrajit banging home two goals in the 49 and 57 minute to push 4-2 goals and N.Naocha added two more in the 80 and 83 minute to make it 6-2 goals. The third goal for Thoubal Club was scored by Y.Gopi in the 89 minute.
Imphal East Club bagged the coveted P.Renedy Singh Running Trophy along with the winning cheque.
As for the Women category final match, Kangchup Road Youth Physical Sports Association blanked Eastern Sporting Union by 3-0 goals to claimed the Oinam Bembem Devi Running Trophy. N.Ratanbala Devi scored twice while S.Ranjana Devi chip in with the third goal.
N.Ratanbala Devi of Kangchup Road Youth Physical Sports Association and Y.Gopi of Thoubal Club was bestowed with the Women and Men Player of the Tournament.