Mizoram Premier League: Chanmari FC 1-2 Chhinga Veng FC
League leaders Chhinga Veng FC began phase 2 of MPL6 with a brilliant comeback victory against current champions Chanmari FC to open up an 8 point lead over their title rivals.
Chanmari FC had looked to close the gap on CVFC´s lead in the table with an early goal but a late resurgence from the I-Day and Super Cup champions resulted in a 2-1 victory.
Joe Zoherliana gave Chanmari FC the lead as early as the 12th minute when he headed in a corner from Thasiama.
They could have doubled the lead in the first half as Lawmzuala missed a good chance while Jacob failed to get the better of Chhinga Veng FC´s goalkeeper Zothanmawia in a one-on-one situation.
CVFC´s skipper Lalrinchhana also had to make a last ditch clearance just in front of their goal line to deny Muanzova.
Malsawmfela and Laldampuia had efforts saved by Chanmari FC´s goalkeeper Muanawma but the first half clearly belonged to the champions.
It was a different story however in the second half as the introduction of attacker Lalkhawpuimawia shook things up for CVFC´s attack.
And the move paid dividends when Khawpuimawia played an important part in MS Dawngliana´s equaliser on the 64th minute and again provided the cross for Dawngtea´s second goal 12 minutes later.
Chanmari FC tried to salvage a point late on but the league leaders held firm to their one-goal cushion till the final whistle.
Two goal hero MS Dawngliana was named man of the match.