Aizawl FC and Dinthar FC played the ‘match of the tournament’ so far in a 1-1 draw at Lammual playground, Aizawl in the first edition of the Mahindra 2 Wheelers Mizoram Premier League.
The champions of the old Mizoram first division league of last season Dinthar FC scored early in the 8th minute through Lalnunmawia; India junior international and a former Shillong Lajong winger Mawia headed in a beautiful centre from R Laldanmawia.
After a hard fought battle in the midfield, the Second Division I League team Aizawl FC equalised in the 38th minute through their captain B Malsawmzuala. A product of Mohun Bagan Football Academy Malsawmzuala finished off a beutiful move from the midfield leaving the rival custodian with no chance.
Dinthar FC struck the woodwork twice in the second half and should have scored a winner in the dying minute, however Zico Zoremsanga’s shot was brilliantly saved by Aizawl FC keeper Isaac.
The crowd support was large and loud with Dinthar having the lion’s share of the fans. Both the teams are undefeated with four points each from the two matches.