Category: Mizoram Premier League

MPL: Aizawl FC lift third MPL trophy

It came down to the drama of penalties in the finale of the McDowell’s No.1 Soda Mizoram Premier League Season 7 as Aizawl FC kept their nerve to lift their third Mizoram Premier League trophy.
Lalrinchhana Tochhawng stepped up to seal his spot kick breaking the hearts of his former club to make it 5-4 in the tie-breaker which sees the Reds of Aizawl lift their first MPL trophy in three years.
Chhinga Veng FC, looking to emulate their opponents with their second consecutive MPL trophy had to make do Gatch Arthur Diomande who was instrumental in their set up for the latter part of the season.
Aizawl FC fielded a strong line up featuring the likes of Lalkhawpuimawia, Alfred Jaryan and a back four who are regulars in their I-League fixtures.
The opening stages were an even match up with the defending champions looking more likely to break the deadlock. A couple promising build up plays ended lacking in the final third but save for one moment when MS Dawngliana broke free from the left only for his strike to go just inches wide.
Aizawl FC grew into the game as the minutes went on and they brought the prerequisite magic to break the deadlock through the legs of their captain. Alfred Jaryan received the ball on the edge of the box and executed a perfect strike onto the top corner of the net on the 39th minute to give Aizawl FC the lead at halftime.
Chhinga Veng FC shook things up during halftime with the introduction of Lalromawia and Lalrammawia and it seemed to add more attacking verve into Chhinga Veng FC’s play.
Aizawl FC looked to slow down play with their physicality but their opponents tried to exploit little spaces behind the backline and almost came out successful on a couple of occasions.
Chhinga Veng FC eventually found the net on the 73rd minute when a freekick delivery from Lalrinchhana was met by MS Dawngliana who showed good movement inside the box. Dawngtea failed to control the ball but knocked it right onto a plate for Lalromawia who found the net with an explosive strike.
Aizawl FC had a couple of chances to score again at the end when Isaac forced a save from Zothanmawia just minutes before he inadvertently almost found the net from a dangerous cross towards the goal mouth.
It was Aizawl FC who played the aggressor in extra time with second half substitute Ansumanah Kromah almost scoring a beautiful goal from the edge of the left hand side box. Rochharzela was also guilty of some wayward finishing after being set up by the lively Isaac.
The match came to the lottery of penalties in the end with MS Dawngliana, Lalmuansanga, Lalromawia and Sanga all netting for Chhinga Veng FC.
Aizawl FC’s Paul Ramfangzauva had his shot saved by Zothanmawia for their second spot kick after Rochharzela finished off his kick. Captain Alfred and Lalruatfela followed up finding the net in their subsequent strikes.
Lalrinchhana stepped up for the winner for Chhinga Veng FC only to be denied by Aizawl FC’s Lalawmpuia. Ansumanah Kromah then leveled the score at 4-4 for Aizawl FC.
Hmingthanmawia struck the crossbar in the first kick of sudden death and Aizawl FC’s Lalrinchhana Tochhawng stepped up to give his team the trophy by netting their final spot kick.
The new chief minister of Mizoram, Mr Zoramthanga handed over the MPL Trophy to the champions.
Prizes :
Champion: Aizawl FC, Rs 6,00,000/- Trophy
Runners Up: Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 3,30,000/-
Third: Mizoram Police FC, Rs 2, 20,000/-
Fourth: Chanmari FC,  Rs 1,60,0000/-
Fifth: Electric Veng FC, Rs 1,35,000/-
Sixth: Chawnpui FC, Rs 1,10,000/-
Seventh: Ramhlun North FC, Rs 85,000/-
Eighth: Bethlehem Vengthlang FC, Rs 60,000/-
Fair Play: Aizawl FC, Rs 20,000/-
Individual prizes:
Best Player : Alfred Kemah Jaryan, Aizawl FC, Rs 5,000/-
Top Scorer: Lalfakzuala,  Mizoram Police FC,  8 goals,  Rs 5,000/-
Best Midfielder : Alfred Kemah Jaryan,  Aizawl FC, Rs 5,000/-
Best Defender: PC Laldinpuia,  Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 5,000/-
Best Goalkeeper : T. Zothanmawia,  Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 5,000/-
Best forward : MS Dawngliana,  Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 5,000/-

Mark Zothanpuia seals win for Chanmari FC

Chanmari FC got back to winning ways in round 6 as they overcame Mizoram Police FC with a 1-0 victory.

A second half goal from Mark Zothanpuia sealed the win for CFC who had suffered consecutive defeats in the previous round.

A vastly changed Mizoram Police team lined up at AR Lammual after several players faced disciplinary action following the last round. But they began brightly with F. Lalrinpuia forcing a save from Chanmari FC goalkeeper MS Dawngliana.

Chanmari FC had the better chances as the game went on as Police goalkeeper Muanawma had to be alert to save from Laldampuia while Lalnunzama was blocked by a last ditch tackle from Ronald Zothanzama.

Mark Zothanpuia then struck early on in the second half with a precise freekick which gave Chanmari a confidence boost. And it almost resulted in a second but Jeremy Laldinpuia could not capitalise on his chance.

The Police team had a couple of half chances to get back into the game but they failed to really test their opponents towards the end of the game.

Unbeaten record smashers Chhinga Veng FC halt Electric Veng FC’s dream run

Two second half goals from defending champions Chhinga Veng FC were enough to stop newcomers Electric Veng FC’s unbeaten run in their debut campaign as they sealed a 2-1 victory.

Chhinga Veng FC’s victory means that they are on a 23 match unbeaten run this season, which is one better than the record they set last season.

Electric Veng FC had taken a first half lead in the 24th minute through Isaak Vanlalpeka’n freekick against the run of play.

Chhinga Veng FC were the slightly better team in an even match up in the early stages as they rattled the post through Jacob Lalrawngbawla but Electric Veng FC closed out the first 45 minutes on a more positive note, with Vanlalremsanga coming close to adding on their lead.

It was one-way traffic in the second half though as the champions applied relentless pressure right from the off.

They got their reward after three minutes when substitute Lalrammawia guided home an aerial scramble after a corner delivery from Jacob Lalrawngbawla. They struck again six minutes later through MS Dawngliana, who was played onside by Zomuanpuia in another scramble inside the box.

The onslaught continued with Jacob Lalrawngbawla testing the Electric Veng FC custodian Nunga Hnamte while Sawmzela and MS Dawngliana could not guide their efforts into the net.

Aizawl FC seal win against Ramhlun North FC

I-League club Aizawl FC earned their second victory of their MPL7 campaign beating Ramhlun North FC 2-0 in the final fixture of round 5 at AR Lammual.
First half goals from F. Lalremsanga and Rochharzela ensured victory for the Reds as they look to climb the MPL table after a stop-start beginning.
Aizawl FC were the better team in the first half with Paul Ramfangzauva playing an important role in the first goal as he provided a precise ball for Lalremsanga.
Ramhlun North FC had chances to hit back through Lalliansanga and Lalmawizuala but it was Aizawl FC who struck again minutes before halftime with livewire attacker Rochharzela driving in and finding the net.
Laldingngheta and Vanlallawma missed two very good opportunities for Ramhlun North FC in the second half but Aizawl FC stood firm till the final whistle to earn much needed three points.

Dawngtea leads Chhinga Veng FC’s unbeaten run

Defending Mizoram Premier League champions Chhinga Veng FC sealed a 2-0 victory against Mizoram Polce FC today to ensure their unbeaten run in all competitions this season continues.
Two late goals from MS Dawngliana sealed all three points for Chhinga Veng FC as they got back into winning ways after being held by Aizawl FC in the previous round.
Chhinga Veng FC edged out their opponents in a back and forth first half as they enjoyed the better chances. MS Dawngliana finished wide after being put through while Lalrammawia and Lalromawia proved to be a handful for the Police defence.
Mizoram Police FC threatened the champions through seasoned campaigners Lalbiakhlua and F. Lalrinpuia in an open attacking affair.
The second period saw more of the same from both teams as they searched for what could well be the winning goal in an even match up.
Chhinga Veng FC broke the deadlock late on with MS Dawngliana finishing off a ball from Sawmzela. One goal seemed enough with five minutes to go but there was still time for a second when Dawngtea scored again after goalkeeper Zothanmawia’n long ball was not properly dealt with by the Police defence.

Electric Veng FC continued their unbeaten run in their maiden MPL campaign

Electric Veng FC continued their unbeaten run in their maiden MPL campaign as they overcame Bethlehem Vengthlang FC with a 2-1 win.
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.
The newcomers enjoyed a better first half against their opponents as they created the better chances in an even match up. Vanlalhmangaiha cannot make the most of his opportunity when he was put through while David’s header forced a save from Bethlehem Vengthlang FC’s Eddie Zorammawia.
EFC broke the deadlock early on in the second half with David Lalchhuanawma nodding in a corner delivery from Vanlalremkima.
But Bethlehem Vengthlang FC pegged them back six minutes later when Laldinliana Varte delivered a fine ball from a free kick to C. Lalrintluanga who had no problem dispatching it into the goal.
EFC were then reduced to 10 men after Vanlalremkima was given his marching orders. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC could not make their numerical advantage count in open play and Electric Veng FC took full advantage when Devid netted another from a set play.
Lalmalsawma’s corner met the head of David who found the net to give his side their fourth win in five games.
Electric Veng FC are at the top of the table with 13 points from five matches, Bethlehem Vengthlang FC with only one point are at the bottom.

Chawnpui FC down two time champions

Newly promoted top flight side Chawnpui FC pulled of 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.
And like in the previous round, it was a set play that became their downfall when Vanlalthanga struck a sweet freekick on the 19th minute. Chanmari FC’s makeshift defence could not cope with Chawnpui FC’s counter attacks and soon conceded another through David Lalchhuanawma.
Chanmari did manage to carve out chances in the first half through Vanlalbiaa Chhangte and Lalnunzama but Chawnpui did enough to hold on to their lead in the first half.
Chawnpui FC looked set to protect their lead in the second half as Chanmari FC pushed on for a goal. Mark Zothanpuia and frontman Zama missed good opportunities while Laldampuia provided the spark from wide areas.
And the former champions finally found the net through Lalnunzama, with the striker having the distinction of netting in every round this season.
But Chanmari FC could not spark a comeback as the shining Vanlalthanga scored their third late into stoppage time to give his side a well earned three points.
Chawnpui are on six points from five matches, Chanmari on seven points.

All even between Aizawl FC and Chhinga Veng FC

Two time champions Aizawl FC and defending champions Chhinga Veng FC played out an even match up as they shared points in a 0-0 draw at AR Lammual.
The champions enjoyed the better chances that came along in an even match up but lady luck was not on their side in the last fixture of round 4.
Lalromawia tested Aizawl FC Gurpreet Singh twice in the first half through a freekick and a close range effort, while Lalmuansanga also came close for CVFC.
Former CVFC striker Lalkhawpuimawia also proved to be a handful at set pieces in the other end for Aizawl FC.
Chhinga Veng FC applied more pressure in the second half but it could not result in a goal with the trio of Lalrammawia, Lalromawia and Lalrinchhana failing to create anything more than half-chances.
Isak Vanlalruatfela was a bright spark for Aizawl FC but it was clear the I-League club were the subdued team as they struggled to break down CVFC backline.
CVFC’s Lalrammawia nudged the ball into the net late on in a goal mouth scramble but the referee had to rule it out because of a foul on the goalkeeper Gurpreet.
Unbeaten Chhinga Veng FC with 10 points from fire matches will now face Mizoram Police FC on Friday afternoon while Aizawl FC will be entertained by Ramhlun North FC in the evening.

Mizoram Police FC score 5 against Ramhlun North FC

Mizoram Police FC earned their much needed three points against Ramhlun North FC with a vintage display as they gave their opponents a drubbing in a 5-1 victory.
The Police team shifted focus after having unwanted attention on their backline because of recent results as their frontline put up a vibrant attacking display.
F. Lalrinpuia and Lalbiakhlua struck in the space of 6 minutes after Lalfakawma came very close to opening the score early on.
Ramhlun North FC Waheed Adekunle responded with an effort that hit the cross bar while Jessy Vanlalmuana almost made the Police defence pay for their lapse in concentration.
Mizoram Police struck early again in the second half through F. Lalrinpuia before adding the next two through Lalramtharmawia and Lalfakzuala in clinical fashion.
Ramhluun North FC did pull one back through forward Waheed late on but that only proved to be a consolation as Mizoram Police FC romped to a deserved victory.

Giant killers Electric Veng FC strike once again

MIZORAM: MPL debutants Electric Veng FC continued their streak of upsets as they beat two time champions Chanmari FC tonight in a 3-1 victory.

The newcomers made their opponents pay for their profligacy in front of goal in the first half when they took the lead through Isaak Vanlalpeka’s freekick on the 45th minute.

Chanmari FC who enjoyed a better first period had missed chances to score through Laldampuia and Vanlalbiaa while Lalnunzama could not capitalise when he was put through.

Rochhingpuia almost equalised in the second half but he could not test EFC’s goalkeeper Nunga Hnamte. Then things got worse for Chanmari FC when Rosanga was sent off on the 68th minute reducing them to 10 men.

EFC struck four minutes later when Isaak grabbed his second off a delivery from Vanlalremkima.

Lalnunzama maintained his hotstreak for Chanmari FC when he pulled one back on the 86th minute but David Lalchhuanawma made sure of all thre points when he scored EFC’s third deep into stoppage time.