At the quarter-finals played between defending champion of North East Tamchon Memorial Football Trophy - Delhi Mizo Zirlai Pawl (DMZP) and last year first runners up Hmar Students' Association (HSA), the HSA FC defeated the DMZP today at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi by scoring a goal in a penalty shot in the second half of the match. The match was a close call with the DMZP trying to even the score and the HSA FC vying for another goal. The HSA FC won the match by 1-0, entering the semi-finals of the tournament.
In the second quarter-finals played between the the Siamsinpawlpi (SSPP) and FC UH-NAI (Kom) at the same venue, the SSPP outplayed the UH-NAI in the field but missed many chances to score a goal. At the very last minute of the match, SSPP defender fouled a UH-NAI player in the D-Box area, and the UH-NAI were awarded a penalty. Taking advantage of the God-sent chance, the UN-NAI scored the penalty shot winning the match by 1-0.
The HSA FC and the UH-NAI will play the semi-finals on November 03, 2011 at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi.
by Lalremlien Neitham, New Delhi