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.
MoM: Lalrammawia, Chhinga Veng FC
Full-time: Chhinga Veng FC 2-1 Electric Veng FC
89: Yellow Card Chhinga Veng FC
87: Substitution for Chhinga Veng FC
84: Yellow Card Chhinga Veng FC
81: Yellow Card Electric Veng FC
80: Substitution for Electric Veng FC
75: Yellow Card Chhinga Veng FC
71: Yellow Card Chhinga Veng FC
60: Substitution for Electric Veng FC
55: Substitution for Electric Veng FC
54: Goal!! MS Dawngliana scores for Chhinga Veng FC
50: Substitution for Chhinga Veng FC
48: Goal!! Lalrammawia scores for Chhinga Veng FC
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: Chhinga Veng FC 0-1 Electric Veng FC
24: Goal!! Isaak Vanlalpeka scores for Electric Veng FC