Mark Zothanpuia scored the winner for Chanmari FC.

Two MPL debutants kicked off round 3 of the Mizoram Premier League as they battled each other to a goalless draw on Thursday.

A relatively quiet first half at AR Lammual saw both teams struggle to create clear-cut chances as they were able to cancel each other at both ends.

The in-form team Electric Veng FC had the better of the few chances in the game with David Lalnuanawma coming close to giving his side the lead.

Chanwpui FC struggled in the final third as Vanrammawia Ngente proved to be the only bright spark in their frontline.

The second half saw a more open affair with Electric Veng FC controlling proceedings. David Lalchhuanawma and Vanlalremruata could not capitalise on their chances as EFC looked more likely to take the lead on a couple of occasions.

Chawnpui FC also improved after the break but they were still lacking end product as the experienced Vanlalthanga tried time and again to unlock EFC from the flanks.

Chawnpui FC will now face Bethlehem Vengthlang FC in round 4 next Tuesday with Electric Veng FC facing Chanmari FC in the evening on the same day.


Youngster Mark Zothanpuia’s wonderful strike ensured Chanmari FC of three points as they overcame a spirited Bethlehem Vengthlang FC on Thursday night in round 2.

A second half substitute in the game, the teenager Mark took the ball from outside of 35 yards and struck what would be the winner on the 88th minute.

Chanmari FC had taken the lead in an open affair in the first half when C. Muana teed up Lalnunzama for his third goal in as matches on the 28th minute.

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC replied fourteen minutes into the second half when PC Vanlalhruaia finished off a move after being set up by Jonathan Lalhriatkima.

BVT FC had came extremely close to scoring before they goal their goal when C. Tluanga rattled the woodwork while the pacy Muanzova missed a crucial chance at the other end in a vibrant display of attacking football by both teams.