Chhinga Veng FC completed a league double over Electric Veng FC with a 1-0 win in the Mizoram Premier League on Friday.
In an even match up with Electric Veng FC unlucky to not come away with a point. Clear chances were few and far between in the first half, as both sides canceled each other out at each end.
Lalromawia came close for Chhinga Veng FC when he was put through by Vanlalchhuanga while MS Dawngliana also had a strike sail over the bar.
Isak Vanlalpeka had an opportunity for Electric Veng FC at the other end. Chhinga Veng custodian, Zothanmawia, saving the freekick.
Chhinga Veng FC struck immediately after the restart with Lalromawia finding the net after some clever play from Lalrammawia to give his side the lead in the 47th minute.
Electric Veng FC came close to an equalizer in the second half on several occasions, only to be thwarted by the brilliance of Zothanmawia. The defending champions held on to their lead till the final whistle.
The result puts Chhinga Veng six points clear of their rivals at 22 points, while Electric Veng is in second place with 16 points.
Mizoram Police FC earn consecutive victories
Mizoram Police FC beat Chanmari FC 2-0 to register back-to-back wins at AR Lammual.
In an open match with both teams failing to capitalize on half-chances. Police threatened the Chanmari goal through efforts from Malsawmfela and Lalfakzuala. Chanmari countered with chances for Jeremy Laldinpuia and Lalmuanzova.
Mizoram Police FC struck in the 39th minute when midfielder R. Malsawmtluanga found the top left corner from the edge of the box after he receiving a ball from Malsawmfela.
Police doubled the lead in the 55th minute when Lalfakzuala made the most of his opportunity to find the back of the net.
Chanmari FC threw in Vanlalbiaa Chhangte and Mark Zothanpuia to spark a comeback and it nearly paid dividends. Jeremy Laldinpuia rattled the crossbar, while MC Malsawmzuala came close on a couple of occasions.
However, Police custodian Lalmuanawma put on a fine display in the second half to deny Chanmari FC and seal the three points and earn a clean sheet.
Police leapfrogged Chanmari to occupy 4th place in the league table. They are at 12 points, while Chanmari is at 10 points.
Three points for Ramhlun
RNFC earned their first victory in the Mizoram Premier League with a 2-1 win over Bethlehem Vengthlang FC at AR Lammual.
Ramhlun threatened to score early in the match with Lalremruata and Lalmawizuala forcing saves from the BVT FC goalkeeper. RNFC looked the more likely team to take the lead after Lalnunzira’s long-range effort was denied by the bar.
The deadlock was broken in the 45th minute when Lalnunmawia finished in a clinical fashion from the penalty area, after being released by Lalremruata. They scored their second on the 75th minute when Laldingngheta set up Lalliansanga to double the lead.
Bethlehem Vengthlang FC pulled one back three minutes later when they were awarded a penalty. Substitute H. Lalhlimpuia put away his spot-kick. However, the goal could not spark a comeback as Ramhlun held on to the three points.
Chawnpui FC and Aizawl FC battle to a draw
Chawnpui FC was unlucky to throw away 3 points after a heroic display against Aizawl FC in the afternoon kickoff in the Mizoram Premier League.
A goal from Vanrammawia in the 44th minute nearly proved to be enough to seal a win. Aizawl FC could not find an equalizer in the second half despite dominating possession.
Chawnpui FC had depended on swift counterattacks during the match as they were happy to let their opponents enjoy possession. K. Roluahpuia and Vanrammawia proved to be threats from such counterattacks but were ultimately let down by their finishing.
Aizawl FC had the better chances in both halves as they were denied multiple times by the brilliance of Chawnpui FC’s custodian Thomas. The goalkeeper pulled out stops against Isak Vanlalruatfela and F. Lalremsanga in the first period. He later denied Lalkhawpuimawia and saved Paul Ramfangzauva’s brilliant freekick in the second half.
Unfortunately, his heroics were undone in the second minute of injury time when he mishandled Lalrinchhana’s corner which ended in the back of his net for Aizawl FC’s leveler.
Round 9 of the Mizoram Premier League
Round 9 of the MPL resumes on the 25th of October.
Electric Veng will face Ramhlun in the afternoon kickoff, while Chanmari will hope to stop Chhinga Veng’s unbeaten run.
Aizawl FC will aim to gain all three points against bottom-placed Bethlehem VT. Mizoram Police will consolidate their position into the playoff spots as they face Chawnpui.