Shillong, May 13: Nongthymmai secured promotion to the next season of the Shillong Premier League after winning their last match of the Shillong Sports Association’s First Division 4-0 against Umphyrnai at Third Ground, Polo, here today.
The win puts Nongthymmai on 15 points, two in front of Nongrim Hills and three ahead of Sawmer, who will play their last match tomorrow.
Umphyrnai were never really switched on in this game (they had nothing to play for except a possible fourth place) but Nongthymmai were unable to find the breakthrough until stoppage time of the first half when Bonafide Kurbah (45’+1) scored.
A penalty early in the second half was converted by Mat Makri (51′) and Verjelous Shylla (57′) and Iohbor Nonglyer (74′) finished off the job.
No team had scored four goals in the First Division this year before today.
First Division – Sawmer vs Lawsohtun, 3:30PM