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I-League - February 13 2016 02:00 PM

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium

Aizawl FC

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Shillong Lajong FC

Aizawl FC

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Shillong Lajong FC

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Aizawl FC 0-0 Shillong Lajong FC

 

Aizawl FC and Lajong FC played the first north-east derby of the season at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl. The teams being from the north east of India showed a lot of similarities in their gameplay as the game progress, with a bunch of players from the north east in Shillong Lajong FC’s team, Aizawl FC did better in promoting local talents with a majority of the players coming from different parts of the state with the exception of one player each from Manipur and Nagaland and four foreigner as I-League regulation, the rest of the players have their roots in Mizoram. The match received much anticipation as the fans came to witness the first north-east derby of the I-League in Mizoram, the fans did their part, they were louder than ever.

 

Aizawl FC played their first match with interim Head Coach Jahar Das and Manager K. Malsawmkima, the change in management brought change in gameplay, players and tactic. The Aizawl FC of old played a pass and move style of play while the Aizawl FC we saw today played a much direct approach of attack, with long balls, crosses and many times straight through the middle, something Aizawl FC have not been doing for a while.

 

Who’s Playing

GK – Poirei

LB – Ricky

LCB – Emma

RCB – Chullova

RB – Ruatthara

LW – Mk-a

LCM – David

RCM – Yuta

RW – Albert

CAM – Alfred

CF – Valpuia

 

 

The game started with a cracker of a start, Aizawl FC had their first shot on goal two minutes from the start, Alfred takes a shot after receiving the ball from the Captain but the Liberian failed to hit the target. In the following minutes Lajong FC had their chance from a corner but failed to capitalise in the two corners that followed.

 

Alfred proved he is the man to mark once again, two and three Lajong FC’s defender quickly closed in on him every time the Liberian had the ball at his feet.

As the minutes passed Aizawl FC controlled proceedings with possession and dominated the game but failed to create any clear chance, Lajong FC’s Goal Keeper Vishal Kaith received full marks for his excellent work inside his box, keeping his clean sheet, Aizawl FC’s corner kicks were no threat to the visitors as the Goalkeeper always managed to firmly hold the ball mid-air, clearing any sense of danger. Lajong were looking to catch Aizawl FC on the counter attack but were reluctant to go all out on attack.

 

Aizawl FC managed to create a fair amount of half chances, wingers Albert and Mka went past Lajong FC’s wing backs numerous times, took some shots and crosses some more but the first half ended goalless.

 

Aizawl FC continued to control proceedings in the second half with majority of possession on their side, the men in red were in pursuit for the first goal of the match, but Lajong FC managed to avert any danger that came their way.

 

Aizawl FC made a couple of substitutions to bring more power upfront, but the game remained 0-0 till the final whistle.

 

Both teams went home with a point to add to the league table, Lajong FC defended well and went home with a point, Aizawl FC’s inability to score a goal cost them to drop 2 points in a Home match they could have won and will have to make do with 1 point.