The Kolkata-based outfit win their first match on the league’s return.

Mohammedan SC defeated Aizawl FC 2-0 in the ninth match of the 2021-22 I-League at the Kalyani Stadium here on Thursday, March 3, 2022. The Hero I-League resumed after two months in great fashion for Mohammedan as they climbed to the top of the table with six points from two games.

The 2016-2017 champions, Aizawl FC’s rocky start to the season continued in the second round of fixtures. Real Kashmir defeated the Mizoram-based side by three goals to two in their first game of the season, while Mohammedan SC had kicked off their Hero I-League 2021-22 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Sudeva FC. Aizawl FC were trying to get their first points on board with this game but, Mohammedan SC, the Calcutta Football League 2021 Champions, had other plans.

The Black and White Brigade asserted their dominance from the get-go with some early possession and quick passing in the middle of the park, while Aizwal looked cautious from the beginning. In the nineteenth minute of the game, Mohammedan squandered a chance to score as Brandon Vanlalremidka missed a clear opportunity from a  long pass sent by captain Nikola Stojanovic, which was collected by Aizawl FC goalkeeper Lalmuansanga.

With constant pressure, Aizwal FC’s resistance finally broke as Mohammedan SC striker Marcus Leric Jr Joseph gave them the lead in the 26th minute. Marcus placed a brilliant back-heel pass made by Andelo Rudovic into the back of the net. Marcus quickly doubled Mohammedan’s lead in the 35th minute as some sloppy defending by Aizawl gave an easy chance for the Trinidad and Tobago striker.

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