🌅 *The 1st Pi NIANGZEN TROPHY 2019*🌎 *Quarter-Finals | Matchday Review*
📋 *Result :*
29th June, 2019 (Saturday)
Konsham FC 2-2 FC Zion. Konsham FC won 6-5 on penalties.
Konsham FC sails through to the semi-finals despite incredible come-back from FC Zion
📝 By : Seiminlun Kipgen
🗓 Ccpur, the 30th June, 2019
Konsham FC surrendered 2-0 lead as spirited FC Zion triggered, perhaps, the greatest comeback of the tournament to force a 2-2 draw but it was Konsham FC, who had the last laugh as they clinched a 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory to sail through to the semi-finals in yesterday’s high-intensity first quarter-finals match of the ongoing 1st Pi Niangzen Trophy 2019 organised by DSA-Churachandpur at Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur.
In a tense first-half display, both sides adopted a high-pressing game right from the start and the match experienced brief spell of hostile display and despite both sides threatening to score at several intervals, the first-half ended goalless.
_The second-half saw both sides revamping attack but the much-needed goal had not arrived until late on when Konsham FC finally opened the deadlock in the 67th-minute after Surjakanta(17) headed in a rebound that fall into his path after Sunder Singh(15)’s attempt hit the woodwork and 5 minutes later, Konsham FC thought they had wrapped up the match when Sunder Singh (15) doubled the advantage with a delightful finish but the last 15 minutes of the match saw FC Zion triggering a memorable comeback when a Henry Thanglalmuan’s 75th-minute penalty, earned through after Sony was brought down inside the penalty box, cut the deficit and that goal acted as a catalyst for the Zion Veng boys to launch late comeback and their relentless pursuit of clinching a comeback was achieved when Johnty(3) pulled level with a clever header off a corner 3 minutes from time and in an injury time, John almost earn FC Zion a memorable comeback victory when his header hit the crossbar and the match ended in a 2-2 draw._
In the ensuing penalty shoot-out, experienced Konsham FC prevailed in a nerve-wracking contest to clinch a 6-5 victory that sent them through to the semi-finals.
*Penalty Shout-Out Result (in sequence)*
Konsham FC vs FC Zion
1. ✅ 1. ✅
2. ✅ 2. ✅
3. ❌ 3. ❌
4. ✅ 4. ✅
5. ✅ 5. ✅
6. ✅ 6. ✅
7. ✅ 7. ❌
Konsham FC won 6-5 on penalties