In the extra time of the match, a brace by the substitute, Milan Chettri helped Sikkim reach the final of the 9th T Ao North East Football Championship played at IG Stadium in Kohima, Nagaland.
Sikkim reached the finals of this prestigious tournament for the third time but has so far struggled to win the champion's trophy.
In the nail-biting second semi-final match played under floodlights on Monday evening, Sikkim has outplayed Arunachal Pradesh 3-1 in the 30 minutes extra-time of the match to secure its berth in the finals of the tournament.
Sikkim has topped Group-B with 7 points in the league round to secure its berth in the tournament's semi-final round.
Being a very crucial match, Sikkim maintained a constant pressure from the start of the match on the opponent with an aggressive game but did not find the net to score any goal.
A goalless draw ended the first half of the match.
However, Sikkim team could not able to maintain the lead for long when Tapi Hakhe scored the equalizer for Arunachal Pradesh in the 78th minute to end the full time of the match 1-1 draw.
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