I League: Aizawl FC defeats Gokulam Kerala 3-2 in tight encounter


Ansumana Kromah (51’), Lalkhawpuimawia (63’) and Rochharzela (70’) helped Aizawl FC record only their 2nd win of the 2018-19 season of the I-League at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl against a visiting Gokulam Kerala side.

Both the teams were winless in their last 3 games and hence adopted a more defensive tactic in the game. This resulted in a goalless first half. The 2nd half started with a bang as Ansumana Kormah opened the scoring for Aizawl FC on the 51st minute. Mapuia and Rochhar Zela added two more on the 63rd and 70th minutes to give Aizawl FC a 3-0 lead.

However, Gokulam Kerala came back strongly to scare Aizawl with two late goals but could not avoid the loss. Aizawl FC are now at nine points from 10 matches which has helped them surpass the young Indian Arrows side to place themselves ninth on the table. Gokulam Kerala on the other hand, have been looking for a win from the last 4 matches. They have 10 points from as many games and are currently placed at 8th position, just ahead of Aizawl FC.

-By Uddipta N. Borah

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