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Chhinga Veng secure LG Independence Cup final spot

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Lalrinchhana and Lalthlamuana scored the goals for the defending champions.

Defending champions Chhinga Veng FC made no mistakes against neighbours Electric Veng FC as they came out on top in a 2-0 victory in the second semi-final of the LG Independence Cup 2018. Last season's treble champions will face Aizawl FC in the final.

Chhinga Veng FC enjoyed a bright start in the eagerly anticipated match up with in-form attacker MS Dawngliana posing a threat for Electric Veng FC's backline early on. EFC for their part, looked to carve their opponents on the counter, only for their build-up play to be let down in the final third.

The defending champions eventually took the lead in the 36th minute when Lalrinchhana netted from a freekick. 


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EFC pushed for an equaliser right from the start of the second period and they came close only for Zomuanpuia to fail to make the most of his opportunity. It was CVFC who found the net again when Lalthlamuana scored from a rebound on the 62nd minute. MS Dawngliana's shot was parried by EFC custodian Vannunmawia but only as far as Thlatea who finished with aplomb. 

It went from bad to worse for EFC as they went down to 10 man late on when defender Zomuana was sent off, which made it more easy for CVFC to close the game out.

The final of the LG Independence Cup 2018 will be played in AR Lammual on Independence Day at 4 PM

Published: Sun Aug 12, 2018 01:04 PM IST

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