Chanmari FC seal three points in replay of last season's final while Mizoram Police FC win 7 goal thriller
Written by: Mizoram Premier League
CFC turned their fortunes around while MPFC Mizoram Police FC continued their good form.
Chanmari FC turned their fortunes around after losing three in a row with consecutive wins in rounds 11 and 12.
Goals from Vanlalbiaa Chhangte and B. Zoramthara and an own goal from Malsawmdawngzela ensured they came out 3-0 victors against Bethlehem Vengthlang FC.
Chanmari FC enjoyed a bright start and were on top for most parts of the game. Gani Ahmed and C. Muana forced early saves from goalkeeper Ruatpuia.
They got their goal when Bethlehem Vengthlang FC defender Malsawmdawngzela inadvertently put the ball in his own net from a B. Zoramthara freekick on the 28th minute.
Bethlehem Vengthlang FC were close to equalising on a couple of occasions but the efforts of Lalnunzama and Lalthazuala could not find the net.
The current champions then doubled their lead in the 47th minute through Vanlalbiaa and added another 2 minutes later with B. Zoramthara converting a penalty.
Flying winger Vanlalbiaa was named the man of the match.
After an uninmpressive start to the season Mizoram Police FC have seen themselves rejuvenated under new coach Lalbiaksanga Colney, winning 4 of their last 6 games.
Chanmari West FC scored early on in the match with a strike from Jacob Lalrawngbawla. But the lead lasted only 7 minutes as defender Lalmawizuala unintentionally put the ball in his own net.
They retook the lead right before halftime with a fine strike from Jacob Lalrawngbawla.
Mizoram Police FC switched gears in the second half and score two in three minutes. V. Laltanpuia finding the net in the 59th minute and F. Lalrinpuia scoring in the 62nd.
Chanmari West FC managed to equalise late on through Vanlalthlamuana and while it looked like they had done enough for a point Mizoram Police FC sealed three points when Lalfakzuala scored their fourth in the 89th minute.
Mercurial attacker F. Lalrinpuia was named man of the match.
Published: Thu Nov 02, 2017 01:17 PM IST