With two rounds played, the state’s top league is starting to pick up pace. 

Two time Mizoram Premier League champions Aizawl FC and Chanmari FC were able to trade blows throughout as they battled to an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first match of round 2.

Aizawl FC had taken an early lead in the match when Isak Vanlalruatfela put through Lalremsanga who calmly finished it into the net. But their lead only lasted eight minutes as Chanmari FC hit back on a set piece. Laldampuia’s delivery was met by a rising Rosanga for an equaliser.

Chanmari FC then missed a chance to take the lead when bright attacker Lalnunzama failed to test the goalkeeper while Alfred Jaryan and Lalremsanga also missed chances for Aizawl FC.

Aizawl FC retook the lead on the 39th minute when both teams had looked set to go into the break all square when Chanmari FC’s goakeeper MS Dawngliana miscalculated Isak Vanlalruatfela’s well struck shot to give momentum to the I-League club going into the break.

Chanmari FC started the second half with intent and their efforts came into fruition midway in the second half. Thomas Lalengkima’s delivery found Lalnunzama who did very well to put his side on level terms.

There was late drama when Chanmari FC’s Rosanga was sent off after he had no choice but to bring down an Aizawl FC player when he was the last line of defence. Chanmari FC were able to keep their shape at the back after being reduced to 10 men even when Aizawl FC went for the kill with the introduction of Vanlalduatsanga.

There was end to end stuff till the final whistle as both teams looked for the winning goal with Chanmari FC’s Lalnunzama again coming close for his side.


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Defending MPL champions Chhinga Veng FC narrowly avoided a slip up as they overcame a vibrant Bethlehem Vengthlang FC team with a 2-1 victory.

Chhinga Veng FC had shipped a goal late in the first half when Laldinliana Varte curled in a beauty to give Bethlehem Vengthlang FC the advantage.

It was a well-earned lead for BVT as they had been the slightly better side in a quiet first half. Their youthful endeavour ensured Chhinga Veng FC had to fight to keep possession although the champions did produce goal threats from attacker MS Dawngliana in the first half.

Things were different in the second half as Chhinga Veng FC’s coach Lalsangzuala Hmar shook it up with the introduction of Lalrammawia.

The utility man came close to scoring twice early on and Chhinga Veng FC duly earned their equaliser when F. Lalnuntluanga struck a long range effort in the 69th minute.

Jacob Lalrawngbawla added a second for Chhinga Veng FC two minutes later which ensures maximum points in two games for the defending champions.