Shillong, Feb 3: Lamare FC won the first leg of their semifinal 1-0 against United SC of Kolkata, who were reduced to 10 men in the second half after one of their players was sent off, in the Invitation Knock Out Football Tournament 2022-23 match at New Nongstoin today.
Dibinroy Nongspung scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute for Lamare. He was subsequently named Player of the Match.
United’s Nohone Michel and Lamare’s Brolington Warlarpih were both shown yellow cards in the 52nd minute and there was more to come with less than 20 minutes to play when two more Lamare players and one from United also went into the book, with Michel eventually being sent off in the 78th minute as well.
Altogether, four players from each side were shown cards today.
United are still not out of the contest as the second leg is scheduled for 3rd March.
On 11th February, the first leg of the second semifinal, between Ri-Bhoi United and Assam Regiment, will be held at 2PM.