In the ongoing 2nd Division I-league northeast clubs Aizawl FC and Chanmari FC top the eight team table after the fourth round of matches.
In today´s fourth-round games Aizawl FC defeated Hindustan FC in a very exciting match played at Kanchenjunga Stadium.
Aizawl FC trying to maintain their previous form was confident on the field while Hindustan FC wanted to grab three points to keep them self as the strong contender to top the table.
By the end of the first half both the teams failed to take the lead with the opportunity they created. But the second half witnessed five goals coming in from two sides.
Aizawl FC looked confident again in the second half and they kept their pressure on Hindustan FC back line and were successful in finding the net in 48 and in the 62nd minute through Alfred K Jaryan ´s wonderful finish. Hindustan FC desperate to find the equalizer displayed some good football and got the equalizer through O.Sola´s brace in 77th and 88th minute respectively.
Aizawl FC took no time to maintain the lead as H. Lalbiakthanga brilliantly struck from outside the box in 89th minute thus keeping the Aizawl´s winning momentum in track. Aizawl FC now tops the table with 12 points from 4 games.
United Sports Club defeated Kenkre Sports 5-3 in another fourth-round match. United Sports who looked good in the field was leading the scoreline with 4-1 at the end of first half.
Eric Brown who scored hat-trick for United Sport gave the lead to his team in 12 seconds of play and his other two goals came in at 43rd and 76th minute. Kenkre Sports was quick to respond in early first half as they got the equalizer in the 7th minute but United Sports were composed and took the lead in 23rd and kept scoring in regular interval. The own goal in the added minute of the first half from Othallo Tabia after Azaharduddin Mallick shot hit Tabai´s leg to find the own net was the turning point.
United was adopted much of defensive play from the beginning of second half and Kenkre Sports trying to take advantage of the defensive play kept invading and were successful in reducing the goal margin through 59th and 90thminutes goals from Yao Kouassi Bernard. But it was too late for them to come back into the game and do anything more.
United Sports have now 6 points from 4 games with 2 win and 2 lose and are in 5th position.
In another fourth-round match, Mohammedan Sporting got their most needed win defeating PIFA Sports 5-0 after the two consecutive lost again Lonestar Kashmir FC and Aizawl FC in their previous encounter.
Brace each from Somide Oluwawunmi Adelaja (33´ and 59´) and Ashim Biswas(78´ and 80´) and Bijendra Rai´s 75th-minute goal humiliated PIFA Sports in SSB Ranidanga ground.
Mohammedan Sporting now holds the 4th position with 6 points from 4 games after Lonestar Kashmir who is in third with 9 points from 4 games.
And to everyone´s surprise, Chanmari FC was defeated by Lonestar Kashmir 1-2 at SSB Ranidanga thus losing the top berth that they were holding till the end of third round.
The African strikers stole the show in the fourth round matches.
Chanmari FC losses top spot, Aizawl FC leads and Eric Brown scores his hattrick.....
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