Defending champions Chhinga Veng FC came out on top in the first leg of the first semi-final of the McDowell´s No 1 Soda Mizoram Premier League Season 7.
A second half penalty from MS Dawngliana was the difference between them and two time champions Chanmari FC as they put themselves in the driving seat for a place in the final.
An even first half saw chances created few and far between as both teams opted for a cautious approach. They both canceled each other out in midfield as they looked to feel each other out.
The second half was a more open affair as Chhinga Veng FC created threats early on. Foreigner forward Gatch Arthur Diomande forced a save from Chanmari FC keeper Lalruatpuia while Lalromawia´s shot was blocked by Chanmari defender R. Lalawmpuia.
A handball from defender C. Muana inside his area resulted in a penalty which Chhinga Veng star man Dawngtea finished with applomb.
Chanmari FC went in search for an equaliser after going behind but the introduction of Laldampuia and Lalnunzama could not have a positive impact for them in the scoreline.
Things got worse when Jeremy Laldinpuia was sent off late on making it smooth sailing for Chhinga Veng FC in the first leg.
Full-time: Chhinga Veng FC 1-0 Chanmari FC
90+1: Red card Dimas Chanmari FC
82: Yellow card Chhinga Veng FC
75: Yellow card Chhinga Veng FC
60: Substitution for Chanmari FC
55: Penalty Goal!! MS Dawngliana scores for Chhinga Veng FC