By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 13 : MEIRAA, Bashikhong returned to winning ways in the 9th Y Rashmani Memorial Hockey Tournament’s U-15 boys Pool A league stage competition with an 8-1 thrashing of KHSC-A, Khongman today at YCCIC ground.
Th Avinash struck the opener of the Bashikhong team early in the 9th minute but Ksh Amarjit helped KHSC-A pull back a goal and made it 1-1 till the end of the first quarter.
MEIRAA however ran riot in the remaining part of the game to pump in 7 more goals on their way to 8-1 win.
Th Yaiphaba (24′, 39′) netted twice in this one sided match as K Yaihenba topscored with three goals (29′, 42′, 48′) and M Ronin scored two (31′, 35′).
Meanwhile in the Pool B league matches, YCCIC-B raced to their third win after a 5-3 win against KHSC-B and Hocke Thoubal romped to a 7-0 win against SEYO, Singjamei.
Rakesh Babu scored thrice in the 13th, 39th and 40th minutes in Hockey Thoubal’s emphatic win as Th Abinash (9′), A Anish (34′), Abisek Kumar (27′) and I Irabot (4′) scored a goal apiece.
Meanwhile in the U-17 girls’ lone match, YCCIC secured an easy 4-1 win against Hockey Thoubal courtesy Reena K’s double (19′, 58′) and singles from Th Devita (31′) and M Tanisha (55′).
The lone goal of the losing side was scored by A Malemnganbi in the 46th minute of the match.