Sikkim football team

Sikkim held Meghalaya for a draw in the second match of the ongoing T Ao North East Football Championship at IG Stadium in Kohima, Nagaland on Thursday.

A goal by Dawa Sherpa in the injury time of the match helped Sikkim to get one point from this 1-1 draw match.

Sikkim now has 4 points from a win and a draw in the point tally in group-B.

The highly competitive first half of the match ended goalless and the second half was also full of action.

Meghalaya scored at the 78th minute of the match to give a lead.

The Sikkim team, however, continued to counter-attack and Dawa Sherpa scored the equalizer during the extra-time.

Sikkim manager, Arjun Rai expressed that the squad played a wonderful game but they were unable to capitalise on several goal-scoring opportunities.

“Our keeper Nindup Lepcha made some crucial saves in the match,” he added.

Sikkim will play its last match against Mizoram and a victory or even a draw will see them through to the semi-finals.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at: sagchhetri@gmail.com