The Round of 7 matches in Mizoram Premier League started with the much anticipated Chanmari Derby. Before the break, this is the last round of the first half of matches in the domestic league of Mizoram.
Current champions Chanmari FC and neighbours Chanmari West FC battled to a 1-1 draw in round 7 of the Mizoram Premier League season 6 today at Lammual.
An even first half saw chances come in abundance with Muanzova, Thasiama and Vanlalbiaa all missing good opportunities for Chanmari FC. And it was the same story at the other end as Lianzama, Thlamuana and Mawitea all failed to find the net.
The champions did find the net when a clearance from Chanmari West FC’s goalkeeper Hriata fell into Thasiama who found the net on the 33rd minute.
And they threated first in the second half as Muanzova missed a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper minutes after the restart.
Chanmari FC introduced experienced Jacob Lalrawngbawl and the move proved to be a masterstroke as he netted their equaliser after an erroneous defending from Chanmari FC.
The goalscorers from both teams almost doubled their tally late on but they were both thwarted by some brilliant reflexes from the goalkeepers.
Lalromawia of Chanmari FC was named Man of the match.
Fulltime score Chanmari West FC(Thasiama 33′) 1-1 Chanmari FC (Jacob Lalrawngbawla 77′)