After the final game of City Championships in Shillong, Shillong College are the new champions of the city. The match was nothing but mesmerizing football from Shillong College. Phrangki Buam’s boots can’t stop scoring, and in the final game too, he scored yet another hattrick. Shillong College’s 6-0 was a one-sided affair but was completely action-packed. Even though Synod College were in a good form, by winning all their previous matches, they couldn’t match the quality produced by Shillong College.
Khlainbor Khongsit opened the scoring for Shillong College with his 8th minute tap-in goal. Synod College never really got a chance to bounce back in the game, even though they created a few half-chances. Phrangki Buam then gave Shillong College a cushion of two more goals before half time. By then, it was already an uphill task for Synod College to score against the team who never conceded a single goal in the entire tournament. Shillong College has scored a total of 36 goals in just four matches and that shows the level of football they have been playing so far, setting a different standard altogether for the tournament.
Second half was a story no different than the first one. Synod College tried to get back in the game, but it was just a matter of time until they realized there was no way back, and the dropped shoulders conceded three more goals in quick succession towards the end of the half.
Phrangki Buam completed his 5th hattrick in 4 consecutive games, Samuel James L Kynshi and Robert Khongjoh also got their name on the scoresheet. Pynbhalang Suting was the player of the match for his impeccable performance in the midfield.
Phrangki Buam was the obvious choice for Golden Boot and Golden Ball award for his dominance on the field. Mebanrilang Suchiang, for his 4 clean sheets, received the Golden Glove. Shillong College’s performances suggest the rising standards of football in the country, and there is nothing wrong to consider them as one of the strong contenders for the National Championships.