IMPHAL, Nov 8: AIM has lifted the 28th Shirui Lily National Level Football Tournament after defeating NEROCA by 4-3 in the final match played today at Tangkhul Nagalong Ground, Ukhrul.
AIM and NEROCA were locked in goalless draw till the end of stipulated time of the match. Later, AIM defeated NEROCA by 4-3 in the tie-breaker.
The goals for AIM were scored by L Gouro, Rajesh, S Herojit and Naoton while Ng Tomarjit, Mahesh Rai and M Ashok scored for NEROCA.
AIM took the winner’s trophy with a cash prize of Rs. one lakh while NEROCA got Rs. 50,000 for runner-up.
L Gouro of AIM, Naoton of AIM, I Shanta of NEROCA, M Rai of NEROCA and L Yaima were adjudged as the best player, top scorer, best defender, best goalkeeper and best referee of the tournament respectively.