Highlights Durand Cup, NFC 3-1 TRAU: Neroca beats TRAU FC in the Imphal Derby

The evening game of Matchday 3 between the two biggest clubs of Manipur, Neroca FC and Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC is sure to set the Khuman Lampak alight.

John Chidi celebartes with Neroca FC players after scoring the third goal, against TRAU FC in the Durand Cup.

John Chidi celebartes with Neroca FC players after scoring the third goal, against TRAU FC in the Durand Cup. | Photo Credit: Durand Cup Media

The evening game of Matchday 3 between the two biggest clubs of Manipur, Neroca FC and Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC is sure to set the Khuman Lampak alight.

Full Time! Neroca beats TRAU FC with a two-goal margin of victory
After an initial lead from Tangva’s goal, Neroca conceded one, but soon made a comeback with two goals to win the Imphal derby 3-1 in the Durand Cup.
Did you know?
This is not the first-ever Imphal derby. The first Imphal derby had taken place in the I-league over two years ago on January 8, 2020, when TRAU FC had come out victorious with a 2-1 win. This time around, the results looks to be titled on the other side so far.
Chidi joins the goal rush
50’ A defensive error by Gogoi allows the Orange brigade to exploit the gap as John Chidi widens the lead with the third goal for his team tonight. NFC 3-1 TRAU
37’ GOAL! Neroca regains the lead with a wonderful set-piece!
As Mang delivers an aerial ball from the left, Thomyo sticks out his head to it to help Neroca regain the lead. NFC 2-1 TRAU FC
Two goals in three minutes!
19’ Khanngam carries the ball along the right and crosses for Komron who scores with ease to make it all square in the Imphal derby. NFC 1-1 TRAU FC
16’ Tangva barges into the TRAU box and buries the ball into the net. What a goal this! Neroca is ahead after an early goal at the Khuman Lampak.
Starting Lineups are out!
TRAU FC: Bishorjit Singh (GK), Manash Gogoi, Gerard Augustus, Kishan Singh, Komron Turusunov, L. Milan, Roger, Naresh Singh, Khanngam Horam, Buanthanglum Samte, Salam Singh
Neroca FC: Poirei Soram (GK), James Singh, Lallenmang Sitlhou, Remi, Bektur, Tondomba Singh, John Chidi, Thomyo, Lulminlal, Paogoumang, Tangva Ragui
Did you know?
In preparations for today’s Manipur Derby in the Durand Cup between TRAU FC and NEROCA FC at Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal, the Manipur government has declared a half-holiday for all government and educational institutions.

Which teams are playing in the Durand Cup today?

Two of Manipur’s clubs, NEROCA and TRAU will be in action in Match 5 of the Durand Cup 2022.

The evening game of Matchday 3 between the two biggest clubs of Manipur, Neroca FC and Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC is sure to set the Khuman Lampak alight.

A sea of Orange, the Neroca colours, and Red & Green, the TRAU colours, can be expected to further brighten the picturesque venue.

Given the momentous occasion, with the Hon. Chief Minister, Shri. Biren Singh himself being a former Durand winner and passion for football in the State, one can expect a fantastic competitive game.

Both teams finished mid and bottom table in their previous I-League season, with the orange brigade finishing seventh while TRAU finished ninth. However, in a derby game, the two have always fought it out tooth and nail and kept their adoring fans on the edge.

Neroca appears stronger on paper with four foreigners bolstering its line-up from defence to attack while TRAU only have the sublime skills of Tajik Komron Tursunov to fall back upon, in an otherwise talented locally assembled squad.

Thokchom James Singh and Tondomba Singh bring the derby experience to the Orange squad while Manas Pratim Gohain and Bishorjit Singh bring the same for TRAU.

Where is Neroca FC vs TRAU FC being played?

Neroca vs TRAU FC is being played at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal.

When is Neroca FC vs TRAU FC in Durand Cup?

The match between Neroca FC vs TRAU FC is scheduled for a 6 pm kick-off IST.

Where can I watch Neroca FC vs TRAU FC?

The Durand Cup fixture – Neroca FC vs TRAU FC – will be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD.

Sports18 is available on Tata Play (Channel No. 488), Airtel Digital (Channel No. 293), JioTV+ (Channel No. 262 – SD, 261 – HD) and Sun Direct (Channel No. 505).

Where can I live stream Mumbai City vs Indian Navy?

The Durand Cup fixture –Neroca FC vs TRAU FC – will be on Voot and JioTV.

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