Aizawl FC turned on the style in the fifth round match of the sixth edition of Mizoram Premier League, registering their first win with a 6-1 victory over Mizoram Police FC today at Venue - Lammual, Aizawl.
Both teams took the field looking for the wins as were sitting at the bottom end of the table at the start of the match. Mizoram Police FC sit bottom with just a point from four matches while Aizawl FC sits just above them with three from the same amount of games.
And it was Aizawl FC who started more brightly in neat exchanges early on. They quickly got their goal in the 9th minute when talented Rochharzela struck after some brilliant work from David Lalrinmuana and Jonathan Lalrawngbawla.
Aizawl FC kept on pushing with Rochharzela in the thick of things, missing a glorious chance before Jonathan failed to convert his brilliant cross.
MPFC had a chance to pull level but Biaktea dragged his shot wide while Valpuia and Sangber could not capitalize on their openings.
The I-League champions then scored two in two minutes as Rochharzela grabbed his second of the match right after Hmingthanmawia´s strike.
And they could have more had it not been for some wayward finishing.
Rochharzela then grabbed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute when he latched onto a loose ball after Police goalkeeper Tanpuia failed to calmly collect the ball in his box.
Mizoram Police FC took advantage when Aizawl FC relaxed a bit and tested Avilash Paul twice before finally grabbing a goal. Fakawma´s cross was put in the back of his own net by Aizawl FC defender Kareem in the 78th minute.
But Aizawl FC were not yet done late on with S. Malsawmtluanga missing a one-on-one before substitute Lalmuankima´s delivery was headed in by Alfred Jaryan in the 80th minute.
MK-a was at it again in the 88th minute, winning a penalty which Jonathan Lalrawngbawla converted to make it six.
Hattrick hero Rochharzela was named the Man of the Match for his majestic performance in attack.
Full-time: Aizawl FC 6-1 Mizoram Police
88: GOAL!! Jonathan Lalrawngbawla scores for Aizawl
80: GOAL!! Alfred scores for Aizawl
75: Goal!!! Kareem
63: GOAL!! Rochharzela scores for Aizawl
46: Second half is underway..
Half-time: Aizawl FC 3-0 Mizoram Police
36: GOAL!! Rochharzela scores for Aizawl
35: GOAL!! Hmingthanmawia scores for Aizawl
9: GOAL!! Rochharzela scores for Aizawl
1: We are underway..
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Aizawl FC line-up: Avilash Paul(GK), Rinzuala, Kareem, Achia, Valpuia, David Lalrinmuana, Puitea, Alfred Kemah Jaryan, Chhara, Mama, Jojo.
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