Malsawmzuala, Lalrammawia strikes hand Aizawl FC 2-0 win over Gokulam Kerala FCPTI | Kolkata | Updated: 20-01-2021 18:05 IST | Created: 20-01-2021 18:05 IST
Aizawl FC started the match on an attacking note and they could have taken the lead in the third minute had Lalremsanga's header off a cross from the right flank not been heroically saved by the opposition custodian.
Gokulam Kerala FC mostly relied on counter-attacks and in the 21st minute, their Afghan import Sharif Mohammad found Philip Adjah with an inch-perfect through ball. Adjah, however, failed to dink the ball over an onrushing goalkeeper.
Adjah found himself in action once again in the 33rd minute but his shot from a tight angle got lost in the jungle of Aizawl legs as it went out for a corner.
The breakthrough for Aizawl FC came in the 40th minute when Malsawmzuala was brought down inside the box after a cross from the right-wing. The forward slotted it comfortably from the spot to give Aizawl the lead.
Gokulam Kerala pressed hard for the equaliser, committing more men in attack. In the 69th minute, Philip Adjah was handed a golden opportunity to score after he was put through on goal by a sublime through ball from Jitin. Adjah, however, shot straight to the keeper.
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