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I-League - April 16 2016 07:05 PM

Balewadi Sports Complex

DSK Shivajians FC

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    Alfred KEMAH JARYAN concedes a free kick following a foul on Haroon AMIRI. Sandesh JHINGAN takes the free kick. He sends a long ball but the defense clears the danger.
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    LALCHAWNKIMA concedes a free kick following a foul on Douhou PIERRE. Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte takes the free kick. The ball is crossed into the box and an opportunity comes out of it, but Soram Poirei Anganba clears Sandesh JHINGAN's attempt.
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    David LALRINMUANA delivers a corner kick that could break the deadlock. He plays a long cross towards the second post. But the goalkeeper is there to intervene.
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    Albert ZOHMINGMAWIA completely misses his shot. The player brushes the ball with the inside of his right foot from the flank but his attempt goes wide.
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    Yuta Kinowaki has injured himself and the health staff of his team is trying to cure him. We hope he'll be able to resume the game, otherwise a substitute is likely to take his place.
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    Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte takes the free kick after L. LALRUATTHARA's foul on Haroon AMIRI. He plays it short.
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    H. LALMUANKIMA completely misses his shot. The player delivers a right footed shot from the flank but his attempt goes nowhere near it's target.
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    Almost! David LALRINMUANA delivers a dangerous shot. The player strikes the ball with his right toe just outside the 18 yard box. But Subrata PAUL won't be caught off guard and punches the ball away. David LALRINMUANA could have changed things.
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    L. LALRUATTHARA completely misses his shot. The player strikes the ball with his right toe just in front of the D but his attempt isn't very dangerous.
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    David LALRINMUANA takes a corner kick that could bring the opener. He crosses the ball towards the second post. But the ocassion is wasted.
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    The referee whistles the end of the period. The players will have a few minutes to rest.
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    The clock will be extended to make up for the 2 minutes of stoppage time. There's not much time left to score here.
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    So close! Albert ZOHMINGMAWIA delivers a nice shot. The player strikes the ball with his right toe from the flank. Subrata PAUL delivers an ultimate save from close range. Albert ZOHMINGMAWIA could have changed things.
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    Alfred KEMAH JARYAN completely misses his shot. The player strikes the ball with his right toe just outside the 18 yard box but his attempt goes wide.
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    So close! Surchandra Singh delivers a nice shot. The player strikes the ball with his left toe just outside the 18 yard box. But Soram Poirei Anganba not only manages to save it but he also holds on to it. Surchandra Singh could have changed things.
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    GOAL for Aizawl FC! After this combination of passes concluded by H. LALMUANKIMA's assist, Yinka Joel SUNDAY gets out of his marking in the 6 yard box. He fires up a strong header cutting the grass into the right side of the goal. Despite his effort to intervene, the goalie can't stop the goal. Aizawl FC takes an important advantage with this goal.
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    Yinka Joel SUNDAY is caught offside.

DSK Shivajians FC


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Soram Poirei Anganba
Yuta Kinowaki
Albert Zohmingmawia
David Lalrinmuana
H Lalmuankima
Alfred Kemah Jaryan
Yinka Joel Sunday Ayeni

Pune:Visitors Aizawl FC played their cards right as they managed to grind out a 1-0 victory over DSK Shivajians side at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Saturday, concluding their enviable seven-match unbeaten streak in the Hero I-League. Joel Sunday’s goal in the 61st minute proved to cause the difference between the two sides, handing the winners a priceless opportunity of cementing their status in Indian football’s top flight.


On the back of a famous comeback against defending champions Mohun Bagan, DSK Shivajians’ coach Derrick Pereira stuck to the eleven he believed in, naming yet another unchanged lineup. The visitors, in a must-win situation, made a couple of changes to the side that was dispatched off by Salgaocar FC only five days prior to this game.


The hosts kicked off this encounter playing from left to right. The early set of chances

fell to them, but their front men made a mess of the opportunities. Under-22

midfielder Surchandra Singh attempted a long-range effort, but his shot didn’t test

Aizawl goalkeeper Soram Poirei.


Aizawl right-winger Albert Zohmingmawia was constantly on the back of DSK left-

back Sena Ralte and got the better of the defensive stalwart more often than not.

It was a back to the walls job for the hosts as the Highlanders went all guns blazing in

the quest for priceless three points that would help them remain in the Hero I-

Just minutes after the half hour mark, the captain for the visitors David Lalrinmuana

blasted an attempt from 25 yards and his powerful strike flew inches wide of the left

Despite a number of half-chances, the first half provided very few clear cut chances

as both teams went into the tunnel without affecting the scoreboard as it ended 0-0.

Come the second period, in the 49th minute, the home team had the most telling

chance of the contest. Surchandra’s long range effort was mishandled by the Aizawl

goalkeeper and the North-Eastern side almost paid the price but the ball came back

off the post.

After a flurry of second-half chances, Aizawl FC finally broke the deadlock in the 61st

minute. Lalmuankima, plying his trade on the left flank, played in a sublime cross to

the Nigerian striker Joel Sunday, and the talismanic striker made no mistake in

heading the ball past Subrata Paul to give his side a crucial lead against a sturdy

Shivajians’ defence.


The Shivajians resorted to playing all-out attack after going a goal down. Both their

full-backs began to play further down the field, leaving the two centre-halves exposed

at the back. In the 67th minute, Dipanda almost brought his side back on level terms,

but his effort was well saved by Poirei. He made a diving save to his left and parried

the ball away from the Shivajians’ players.

Amiri’s 74th-minute effort sent the fans into a state of euphoria as they thought their

Afghani star had equalized, but in fact, his shot went off the side netting for a goal-

A real roller coaster of emotions was witnessed at the Balewadi Sports Complex. A

couple of minutes later Douhou Pierre had a chance of his own but was once again

denied by the heroics of the opposition goalkeeper.


Six minutes of stoppage time didn’t prove to be enough for the home side, as they

failed to garner a single shot on goal within the extra few minutes they were given.

Aizawl put in an incredible shift to see off the attack from the Shivajians as they

managed to hold on to a 1-0 victory. Following the win, Aizawl FC move up to the

6th spot on the table with 16 points from as many games while the hommies now

drop to 7th.


Source: I-Leage Media