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Mizoram Premier League Roundup – Matchday 5

Electric Veng FC's David Lalchhuanawma celebrate after scoring against Bethlehem Vengthlang FC. Photo Courtesy: @mfamizoramfootballassociation/Facebook
Electric Veng FC’s David Lalchhuanawma celebrates after scoring against Bethlehem Vengthlang FC.
Photo Courtesy: @mfamizoramfootballassociation/Facebook

Electric Veng and Chhinga Veng continue their unbeaten run in the fifth round of the Mizoram Premier League. Holders Chhinga Veng FC scored two late goals to seal a 2-0 victory over Mizoram Police FC on Thursday. MS Dawngliana found gaps in the Mizoram Police defense as he scored both goals.

In a game of near-misses, MS Dawngliana finally put Chhinga Veng ahead in the 84th minute. The lead was doubled in injury time as Mizoram Police failed to deal with a long ball and Dawngliana grabbed his second goal of the match.

Chhinga Veng remains unbeaten in all competitions this season as they aim to win a rare treble in Mizoram.

Lalchhuanawma’s heads Electric Veng to top place

10-man Electric Veng FC continued their unbeaten run in their maiden MPL campaign as they beat Bethlehem Vengthlang FC with a 2-1 scoreline. A brace from David Lalchhuanawma was enough to see Electric Veng FC through even after they had to play the last 26 minutes with 10 men.

EFC took the lead early in the second half with David Lalchhuanawma heading in a corner delivery in the 48th minute. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC was back on level terms within six minutes when a Laldinliana Varte free-kick found C. Lalrintluanga in the box.

Electric Veng was reduced to 10 men after Vanlalremkima was given his marching orders in the 64th minute. Bethlehem Vengthlang failed to their numerical advantage count and Electric Veng took full advantage when David Lalchhuanawma nodded in another corner to give his team all 3 points.

Chawnpui FC stun Chanmari FC

Earlier on Thursday, Chawnpui FC pulled off a stunning upset as they beat two-time champions Chanmari FC in a 3-1 victory.

A brace from Vanlalthanga and a goal from David Laltlansanga ensured a first every MPL victory for Chawnpui FC. Chanmari FC suffered a second successive defeat in the league after they were beaten by another newly promoted side Electric Veng FC in round 4.

Vanlalthanga put Chawnpui ahead with a free kick on the 19th minute. The makeshift defence of Chanmari could not cope with Chawnpui’s counter-attacks. The lead doubled in the 28th minute – David Lalchhuanawma the goalscorer.

The former champions found the net through Lalnunzama in the 82nd minute. The striker has scored on every round this season so far. However, a Chanmari FC comeback could not be completed as Vanlalthanga scored his second and his team’s third in stoppage time to give his side a well-earned victory.

Aizawl FC seal win against Ramhlun North FC

I-League club Aizawl FC earned the second victory of their campaign with a 2-0 win at AR Lammual. Goals in the first half from F. Lalremsanga (10′) and Rochharzela (41′) ensured victory for Aizawl, as they look to climb up the table after an indifferent start to the campaign.

Aizawl FC started stronger in the first half with Paul Ramfangzauva providing a good ball for Lalremsanga to hit the back of the net. The Reds struck again minutes before halftime with attacker Rochharzela driving in the second.

Ramluhn remains at the bottom of the table, while Aizawl is in the playoff position.

Top of the table clash

Round 6 will feature the top of the table clash between Chhinga Veng FC and Electric Veng FC on Oct. 4th. The two clubs are unbeaten and are tied on 13 points. Electric Veng edges out their opponents courtesy on the basis of higher goals scored.

The afternoon kickoff will feature Chanmari FC and Mizoram Police FC. Chanmari is fourth on 7 points, while Mizoram Police on sixth place with 6 points.

The following day, the bottom-placed teams face off in the afternoon when Bethlehem Vengthlang FC take on Ramhlun North FC, both teams have earned one point so far. Later in the evening, Aizawl FC will aim to cut down the points deficit from the table-toppers as they take on Chawnpui FC. Aizawl is currently in third place with 8 points, while Chwanpui is in fifth place with 6 points.

 

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