MPL newcomers split points


20.09.2018: Chawnpui 0-0 Electric Veng FC
MOM : Lalthlamuana, Chawnpui FC

Two MPL debutants kicked off round 3 of the Mizoram Premier League as they battled each other to a goalless draw this afternoon. A relatively quiet first half at AR Lammual saw both teams struggle to create clear cut chances as they were able to cancel each other at both ends.

The in-form team Electric Veng FC had the better of the few chances in the game with David Lalnuanawma coming close to giving his side the lead. Chanwpui FC struggled in the final third as Vanrammawia Ngente proved to be the only bright spark in their frontline.

The second half saw a more open affair with Electric Veng FC controlling proceedings. David Lalchhuanawma and Vanlalremruata could not capitalise on their chances as EFC looked more likely to take the lead on a couple of occasions.

Chawnpui FC also improved after the break but they were still lacking end product as the experienced Vanlalthanga tried time and again to unlock EFC from the flanks.Chawnpui FC will now face Bethlehem Vengthlang FC in round 4 next Tuesday with Electric Veng FC facing Chanmari FC in the evening on the same day.


Chanmari FC edge out Bethlehem Vengthlang FC


20.09.2018: Chanmari FC 2-1 Bethlehem Vengthlang FC.
CFC : (Lalnunzama 28', Mark Zothanpuia 88')
BFC :(PC Vanlalhruaia 59')
MOM : Mark Zothanpuia, Chanmari FC

Youngster Mark Zothanpuia's wonderful strike ensured Chanmari FC of three points as they overcame a spirited Bethlehem Vengthlang FC tonight in round 2. A second half substitute in the game, the teenager Mark took the ball from outside of 35 yards and struck what would be the winner on the 88th minute.

Chanmari FC had taken the lead in an open affair in the first half when C. Muana teed up Lalnunzama for his third goal in as matches on the 28th minute. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC replied fourteen minutes into the second half when PC Vanlalhruaia finished off a move after being set up by Jonathan Lalhriatkima.

BVT FC had came extremely close to scoring before they goal their goal when C. Tluanga rattled the woodwork while the pacy Muanzova missed a crucial chance at the other end in a vibrant display of attacking football by both teams.


Electric Veng FC win

14.09.2018: Electric Veng FC 1-0 Mizoram Police FC

EVFC : (David Lalchhuanawma 85')
M.O.M : David Lalchhuanawma - Electric Veng FC
Newly promoted MPL side continued their dream run this season as they made it two wins in two matches with a 1-0 victory over Mizoram Police FC.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 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.


Chawnpui FC and Ramhlun North FC settle for a point

14.09.2018: Chawnpui FC 1-1 Ramhlun North FC

CFC : (Vanlalthanga 63')
RNC : (Lalliansanga 35') M.O.M : Vanlalthanga - Chawnpui FC

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. They got their goal on the 63rd minute when man of the match Vanlalthanga scored from a well-struck freekick to finish level the score at 1-1.


13.09.2018: Aizawl FC 2-2 Chanmari FC

AFC : (F Lalremsanga 6', Isak Vanlalruatfela 39')
CFC : (Lalrosanga 14', Lalnunzama 69')
MOM : Isak Vanlalruatfela, Aizawl FC

Two time Mizoram Premier League champions Aizawl FC and Chanmari FC were able to trade blows throughout as they battled to an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first match of round 2. Aizawl FC had taken an early lead in the match when Isak Vanlalruatfela put through Lalremsanga who calmly finished it into the net. But their lead only lasted eight minutes as Chanmari FC hit back on a set piece. Laldampuia's delivery was met by a rising Rosanga for an equaliser.

Chanmari FC then missed a chance to take the lead when bright attacker Lalnunzama failed to test the goalkeeper while Alfred Jaryan and Lalremsanga also missed chances for Aizawl FC.Aizawl FC retook the lead on the 39th minute when both teams had looked set to go into the break all square when Chanmari FC's goakeeper MS Dawngliana miscalculated Isak Vanlalruatfela's well struck shot to give momentum to the I-League club going into the break.

Chanmari FC started the second half with intent and their efforts came into fruition midway in the second half. Thomas Lalengkima's delivery found Lalnunzama who did very well to put his side on level terms.

There was late drama when Chanmari FC's Rosanga was sent off after he had no choice but to bring down an Aizawl FC player when he was the last line of defence. Chanmari FC were able to keep their shape at the back after being reduced to 10 men even when Aizawl FC went for the kill with the introduction of Vanlalduatsanga. There was end to end stuff till the final whistle as both teams looked for the winning goal with Chanmari FC's Lalnunzama again coming close for his side.


13.09.2018: Bethlehem Vengthlang FC 1-2 Chhinga Veng FC

BFC : (Laldinliana Varte 43')
CFC : (Lalnuntluanga 69', Jacob Lalrawngbawla 71')
MOM : F. Lalnuntluanga, Chhinga Veng FC

Defending MPL champions Chhinga Veng FC narrowly avoided a slip up as they overcame a vibrant Bethlehem Vengthlang FC team with a 2-1 victory. Chhinga Veng FC had shipped a goal late in the first half when Laldinliana Varte curled in a beauty to give Bethlehem Vengthlang FC the advantage.

It was a well earned lead for BVT as they had been the slightly better side in a quiet first half. Their youthful endeavour ensured Chhinga Veng FC had to fight to keep possession although the champions did produce goal threats from attacker MS Dawngliana in the first half.Things were different in the second half as Chhinga Veng FC's coach Lalsangzuala Hmar shook it up with the introduction of Lalrammawia.

The utility man came close to scoring twice early on and Chhinga Veng FC duly earned their equaliser when F. Lalnuntluanga struck a long range effort in the 69th minute.Jacob Lalrawngbawla added a second for Chhinga Veng FC two minutes later which ensures maximum points in two games for the defending champions.



07.09.2018 : Electric Veng FC 2-1 Aizawl FC
EVFC :(Alfred 67' OG, Isaak Vanlalpeka 69')
AFC :(Alfred 77') M.O.M : Isaak Vanlalpeka

MPL debutants Electric Veng FC pulled off an upset again as they beat Aizawl FC 2-1 in their opening Mizoram Premier League fixture. This is the second time the new top-flight side have beaten the I-League club this season with the victory coming courtesy of an own goal from Alfred and a stunning freekick by Isaak Vanlalpeka. Aizawl FC had taken control of a relatively quiet first half as they struggled to break down an Electric Veng side who were happy to hold their shape. David Lalrinmuana did rattle the bar from a freekick as Lalkhawpuimawia struggled to find space.

Isaak Vanlalpeka and Vanlalremsanga were bright sparks on the counter for Electric Veng FC and it was EFC who drew first blood when Aizawl FC;s Alfred Jaryan inadvertently put the ball in the back of his own net. Electric Veng FC doubled their advantage two minutes later when Isaak Vanlalpeka struck a perfect freekick into AFC's goal. Alfred did make amends when he headed in from a set-piece late on, but it was too late as Electric Veng earned their first three points of the season.


Chanmari seal two goal victory

07.09.2018: Chanmari FC 2-0 Ramhlun North FC

CFC : (Lalnuntluanga 10', Lalnunzama 40')
M.O.M : Lalnunzama, Chanmari FC First half goals from two set pieces ensured a winning start for two time MPL champions Chanmari FC as they overcame Ramhlun North FC. Ramhlun North FC spurned a golden chance to take the lead in the final round 1 fixture at AR Lammual when Lalliansanga's shot was saved by Chanmari FC's custodian Ruatpuia. They were made to pay on the 10th minute when Lalnuntluanga stroked home from a scramble inside the box after RNFC failed to clear a corner delivery by Laldampuia.

Ramhlun North FC threatened their opponents with Waheed Adekinle and Vanlallawma forcing saves from Ruatpuia. But it was Chanmari FC who found the net again when Lalnuntluanga headed in a corner from Laldampuia right before halftime. Chanmari FC were able to stand firm in the second half as Ramhlun North FC searched to spark a comeback. Lalliansanga and Laldingngheta were put through a couple of times but were found lacking in the final third.

Chanmari FC came close to adding a third when Lalnuntluanga struck the bar late on.



Champions begin campaign with a narrow win

06.09.2018: Chhinga Veng FC 1-0 Chawnpui FC
CVFC : (Lalromawia 83')
MoM : Lalromawia - Chhinga Veng FC

Chhinga Veng FC began their title defence with a narrow 1-0 victory against MPL debutants Chawnpui FC. A special strike late on from Lalromawia proved to be the difference in the first fixture of season 7. Both teams had crossed paths earlier in the season in the LG Independence Cup, with Chhinga Veng FC edging their opponents thanks to a solitary goal from MS Dawngliana.

There were similar patterns from their first encounter at AR Lammual as Chhinga Veng FC failed to find the net through Lalrammawia and Lalromawia in the first half. Chawnpui FC kept their shape in the back which meant the champions had a hard time grafting out chances.Chawnpui FC's David Laltlansanga proved to be a nuisance at the other end and had to be marshalled very well by CVFC's backline. Lalromawia ultimately made the difference on the 83rd minute when he latched on to a ball from midfield and set himself up for a beauty of a goal, ensuring his side earn all three points in their first game.


Mizoram Police FC enjoy hard earned three points


06.09.2018: Mizoram Police FC 1-0 Bethlehem Vengthlang FC
MPS : (Lalfakzuala 50')
MoM : V. Laltanpuia - Mizoram Police FC

MFC PRESS RELWASE : A second half goal from Lalfakzuala was enough for Mizoram Police FC to earn three points and a winning start to their MPL campaign as they beat Bethlehem Vengthlang FC 1-0.

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC could not capitalise on their bright start to the match as they fashioned themselves numerous chances early on. Lalzatluanga was guilty of missing two glorious opportunities as BVT FC looked more like taking the lead in the opening stages.Mizoram Police fought back as the game went on but Bethlehem Vengthlang FC stood firm in the first period as they enjoyed a better first half than their opponents.

The Police side stepped up in the second half, immediately finding the net when Lalfakzuala lifted the ball into Eddie Zorammawia's net after being put through. The forward came close to adding a second in the second period as Mizoram Police gained the upper hand in the second period. Lalzatluanga had one opportunity for BVT in the second half but it was clear that the Police team had the momentum with them. F. Lalrinpuia forced a brilliant stop from Eddie while Lalsangbera rattled the bar late on in a bid to find their second goal.