Shillong, Mar 3: Khliehmawlieh (featured photo) of Nongstoin progressed to the second round of the 1st Shortimai Knockout Football Tournament, organised by the Seng Samla Smit Pyllun and Smit SC today, with a 3-1 victory over 7 Trep FC (pictured below).

Hopefullson Wanniang scored the fastest goal of the tournament thus far by finding the back of the net in the first minute and Jo Nongdhar then added another in the eighth before scoring again in the 60th.

7 Trep FC, however, were in no mood to give up and found a goal through Shanbor Nonglang in the 68th minute but Khliehmawlieh closed ranks after that and held on for victory.

There will be two matches on Saturday – Lumkynsai Smit versus PSL Rangskhen at 11AM followed by Wah Mawlein SC against Paraladei of Smit at 2PM, the tournament’s Organising Secretary, Syntem Kamwamut Nengnong, informed.

(Photos contributed)

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