Mizoram Police seal their first win of the MPL season as the new boss brings a change in intent
The second match of the sixth round of the Mizoram Premier League saw Chanmari West FC crossing swords with Mizoram Police FC, the last boys of the tournament. In a season where the Police side was thought to have underperformed, a re-schuffle in the coaching staff is as it seems was all what was needed to bring a change in their fortune.
Mizoram Police FC registered their first points of the season with a 2-1 victory over Chanmari West FC in round 6 of the Mizoram Premier League. Striker F. Lalrinpuia scored the winner in the dying minutes of the match.
After earning a solitary point from five outings, Mizoram Police FC decided to shake things up and appoint Lalbiaksanga Colney as their new head coach. The new coached, fondly known as BS-a Colney, was the man who took Bethlehem Vengthlang FC to the final of MPL 5 last year.
An entertaining affair from both sides saw Chanmari West FC threaten first through Vanlalalthlamuana and Vanlalnghenga.
But it was Mizoram Police FC who took the lead on the 23rd minute when Lalfakzuala headed in a fine delivery from Vanlaldika.
The lead, however, did not last long as the West Warriors struck back the very next minute with a fine finish from Jacob Lalrawngbawla.
They almost took the lead before halftime when Jacob struck the post while Lalmawizuala missed a good opportunity.
The second half saw another back and forth action without clear cut chances as both sides struggled to really impose themselves in their opponent’s final third.
And just when it seemed both teams will share a point F. Lalrinpuia popped up for Mizoram Police FC, and after some brilliant work from Lalfakzuala and Zosangliana, scored the all important winning goal.
MOTM: VK Malsawma
Mizoram Police FC 2-1 Chanmari West FC
(Lalfakzuala 23′, F Lalrinpuia 85′)(Jacob Lalrawngbawla 24′)