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I-League - March 26 2016 02:00 PM

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium

Aizawl FC

2 : 1

Mohun Bagan

Cornell Glen 24'
  • 3
    Goal! Bright start for Aizawl FC. Joel Sunday scores a brilliant goal.
  • 5
    A not so good clearance from Aizawl FC defender gives chance for Joel Sunday, the Nigerian striker got one-on-one with goalkeeper but his first touch was not good enough.
  • 7
    Dream move for Aizawl FC. Brandon cross from the left wing is dummy by Joel Sunday, but Alfred shot wide.
  • 8
    Referee Priyobarta Singh awards Katsumi Yusa with a freekick but Japanese midfielder's kick was cleared by KimKima's header.
  • 14
    Katsumi earns a freekick in a similar position, but Mariners cannot utilise it.
  • 15
    Lalthakima is introduced for the home side with Immanuel HS Lalthazuala taking his leave due to an injury.
  • 15
    Imanuel Lalthazuala out, Laltha Kima In
  • 16
    Cornell Glen gets a wonderful opportunity to get Mariners back to the game but unfortunately, the former Shillong Lajong is not on target from 8 yards.
  • 23
    Souvik Chakraborty's corner kick was easily grabbed by Lalawmpuia and the crowd loves it.
  • 24
    Goal Cornell Glen
  • 27
    Subash Singh earns a freekick in a dangerous area but Katsumi cannot utilise it, the Japanese midfielder's freekick goes over the crossbar.
  • 32
    Katsumi's freekick goes just wide, if the ball had been on target than keeper Lalawmpuia got no chance.
  • 38
    Aizawl FC shows some good touch from Alfred, Albert and Yuta but Ricky cross didn't hit the target. Goalkick for the Mariners.
  • 42
    Souvik Chakraborty passes to Cornell Glen. Mariners' striker shows his class but his effort from outside the box didn't hit the target
  • 44
    There's only 2 minutes before stoppage time in the first half.
  • 45
    Aizawl FC need a point and shows their ability in the pitch. Bradon's shot gets deflected and nearly goes inside the goal and from the corner Aizawl FC gets a great chance to score but Yuta puts the ball over the bar.
  • 46
    Referee Priyobarta Singh blows the whistle and the first half ends with both team scoring one goal each.
  • 47
    The first corner of the second half and Aizawl FC captain David is taking the corner.
  • 48
    First change for Mohun Bagan as Keane Lewis replaces Manish Bhargav.
  • 53
    Ruatthara's shot was block by Dhanachandra with his hand and the referee points the spot.
  • 54
    Penalty Goal Lalchawnkima Lalchawnkima
  • 61
    Skipper David Lalrinmuana got injured, and now Aizawl FC are playing with only 10 men.
  • 62
    The Captain gets back to the field, Brandon looks lively on the right. The Mizo youngster supplys the ball to Alfred, and the Nigerian passes the ball to the skipper but David's shot is high, above the bar.
  • 70
    Another change from Mohun Bagan as Pankaj Moula comes on for Subash Singh.
  • 90+3
    Yellow Card Katsumi Yusa
  • 90+5
    The referee blows the whistle. Aizawl FC 2-1 Mohun Bagan.

Aizawl FC


Mohun Bagan

  • 2 Goal 1
  • - Possession -
  • - Shots -
  • - Shot On Target -
  • - Pass -
  • - Pass Complete -
  • - Fouls -
  • - Offsite -
  • - Corner -
  • - Yellow Card -
  • - Red Card -
Yuta Kinowaki
Albert Zohmingmawia
David Lalrinmuana
Imanuel Lalthazuala
Alfred Kemah Jaryan
Yinka Joel Sunday Ayeni
Brandon Vanlalremdika

Debutants Aizawl FC sunk the Mariners

In an I-League encounter against the league leaders who are yet to lose a match in the running season our men showed their prime form to hand the visitors their first defeat. Our team win 2-1 against defending champions Mohun Bagan A.C., our Nigerian import Joel Sunday scored the first goal of the match three minutes from the start before Cornell Glen equalised in the 24th minute, Kim Kima scored from the penalty spot in the second half to give the home team a much needed win against the Mariners.


Who’s playing?

Aizawl FC: Lalawmpuia, Imanuel HS Lalthazuala, Lalchhawnkima, Lalruatthara, Ricky Lallawmawma, Brandon VL Remdika, David Lalrinmuana, Yuta Kinowaki, Albert Zohmingmawia, Alfred Kemah Jaryan, Joel Sunday.

Subs: Soram Poirei Anganba, Lalthakima, Lalramzauva Khiangte, H. Lalbiakthanga, Lalbiakhlua, R. Malsawmtluanga, F. Lalrinpuia.

Mohun BaganA.C. : Debjit Majumder, Dhanachandra Singh, Manish Bhargav, Katsumi Yusa, Souvik Chakrabarti, Prabir Das, Cornell Glen, Kinshuk Debnath, Lenny Rodriguez, Luciano Sobrosa, Singham Subash Singh.

Subs: Arnab Das Sharma, Sanjay Balmuchu, Pankaj Moula, Kean Lewis, Lal Kamal Bhowmick, Robinson Singh Khumukcham, Abhishek Das.


Both teams lose some key players due to injury and inter-national duty, Aizawl FC have to play without Lalramchullova and Emma Chigozie due to suspension while Mk-a is still down with a knee injury, Mohun Bagan too have to make to without Jeje, Sony Norde, Pronay Halder and Pritam Kotal who are on inter-national duty.


The First Half

The match got off with a perfect start for the home team, Brandon lays a low cross from outside the box to Joel Sunday, the Nigerian’s deft first touch with his left foot settles the ball, then whips the ball low beyond the reach of the keeper with his right foot.

Aizawl FC’s Zuala who stand in for Chullova had to be stretchered out and replaced by another under 22 player Lalțhakima in the 15th minute.

Katsumi floated in a high ball from the right, after a miscommunication with the defender the ball hit goalkeeper Opa on the chest and ricochets to Ṭhakima who failed to clear the ball, the unmarked Cornell Glen scored from close range. At 24minutes the teams are even at 1-1.


Mohun Bagan had their spirits running high after scoring the equaliser, Glen tried to find a way inside the box and was brought down right at the edge of the box, Katsumi took the following free kick but his effort went a few inches wide.


Three minutes before the break in normal time, Aizawl FC entertains the crowd with slick passing and beautiful off ball runs, setting up an attack while doing so, Alfred received the final ball and takes the shot only to have his shot over powered and off target.


It’s 45+2 minutes, David takes the corner, the ball fell to Kim Kima, the defender lays the ball for Yuta inside the box, the Japanese import sends his shot from close range sailing well over the bar. The referee blows his whistle for the break, it’s Aizawl FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan A.C.


The Second Half

The teams are back for the second half and the crowds are roaring for their second 45 minutes of entertaining football, Mohun Bagan made their first substitution of the match, Manish made way for Lewis.

The teams fought for possession of the ball in the middle of the park, it’s a midfield battle until the 54th minute. Penalty kick for Aizawl FC after a handball by Mohun Bagan A.C’s Dhanachandra from a cross by Ruatthara. Kim Kima stepped up for the penalty kick, the veteran defender made no mistake in scoring from the penalty kick, once again Aizawl FC took the lead, it’s Aizawl FC 2-1 Mohun Bagan A.C.


Aizawl FC had another chance to score four minutes later, Brandon raced clear on the left, delivers a low cross across the box for Yuta, the Japanese took a finely placed shot to the far post, Debjit pulled off an even better effort to push the ball off for a corner kick.


Minutes later Aizawl FC’s fluid attacking play had the Mariners on their toes, David took a shot from the edge of the box, the shot shaved the bar.

Captain David initiated a nice attacking play in the 66th minute, Alfred takes the shot but his effort was deflected for a corner. In the corner that followed, Sunday hits target with his head, Debjit pulled another fine save.

The second half was a display of the ability and calibre of Aizawl FC who had the upper hand of the game and dominated play, in the middle of the pitch Captain David orchestrated the play with his nimble footwork, in the presence of one of India’s very best mid fielder born and raised in Mizoram, the Mariners midfield players are left watching and flabbergasted.

After the added five minutes were played out, the referee blows the final whistle, the Mariners suffered their first defeat of the running season in the hands of debutants Aizawl FC.

Twelve points from twelve matches, we are sitting at the fifth position in the league table.