Mizoram Football Association
Electric Veng down Mizoram Police, Chawnpui forced to stalemate against Ramhlun North
The second day of round two brought with it many surprises for the fans.
A late second-half goal from David Lalchhuanawma sealed three points for EFC, as they continue to rise above all expectations.
Mizoram Police missed chances to take the lead in a first half where they were the better team. F. Lalrinpuia missed two good chances while V. Laltanpuia forced a good save from Electric Veng FC's Nunga Hnamte.
EFC were comfortable in trying to hit on the counter with Vanlalhmangaiha and LR Tluanga also coming close at the other end.
They improved in the second half as they forced Mizoram Police on the backfoot for long periods of time. Vanlalhmangaiha was at the forefront of things again with Isaac Vanlalpeka guilty of not taking advantage of an opening.
Mizoram Police FC did threaten their opponents at times in the second period but lapses in concentration in their backline was what gave Electric Veng FC their goal.
David Lalchhuanawma managed to break free for the second time in quick succession late in the game, and after he was guilty of spurning a good opportunity in the box just minutes earlier he finished a one-on-one with against MPFC's TP-a for the winner.
Setting out looking for their first victory in season 7, newcomers Chawnpui FC held Ramhlun North FC to a 1-1 draw in the final fixture of round 2.
Ramhlun North FC took the lead on the 35th minute when Lalliansanga took advantage of a costly error from Chawnpui FC's goalkeeper Malsawma.
Chawnpui FC, who were the more threatening side till then, almost conceded another only for Nigerian forward Waheed Adekunle's wayward finishing saving them from going two goals behind.
The second half saw Chawnpui FC regain their composure as the threat provided by Vanlalthanga proved to be a nuisance for RNFC's defenders.
Published: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:57 AM IST