Newcomers FC Venghnuai earned their first three points in MPL8 as they defeated Ramhlun North FC with a solitary goal in the final fixture of round 3.
A relatively quiet first half saw Ramhlun North threaten with Biakhluzuala being denied by FC Venghnuai goalkeeper Lallawmzuala. At the other end, experienced campaigned Laldampuia headed onto the post for Venghnuai FC.
The deadlock was broken early in the second half when Lalruatfela nodded in a left footed delivery from Vanlalthanga from a set piece. FC Venghnuai managed to hold onto their lead till the final whistle despite going down to 10 men after Thangzawmsanga was given his marching orders in the 68th minute.
FC Venghnuai will square with Chawnpui FC on the afternoon of October 8 while Ramhlun North FC will face Mizoram Police the next day.
FC Venghnuai 1-0 Ramhlun North FC
MoM: Lalhlimpuia, FC Venghnuai