Youngster Mark Zothanpuia’s wonderful strike ensured Chanmari FC of three points as they overcame a spirited Bethlehem Vengthlang FC on Thursday night in round 3.
A second half substitute in the game, the teenager Mark Zothanpuia took the ball from outside of 35 yards and struck what would be the winner on the 88th minute.
Chanmari FC had taken the lead in an open affair in the first half when C. Muana teed up Lalnunzama for his third goal in as matches on the 28th minute.
Bethlehem Vengthlang FC replied fourteen minutes into the second half when P.C. Vanlalhruaia finished off a move after being set-up by Jonathan Lalhriatkima.
Bethlehem Vengthlang FC had came extremely close to scoring before they goal their goal when C. Tluanga rattled the woodwork while the pacy Muanzova missed a crucial chance at the other end in a vibrant display of attacking football by both teams.
Chanmari FC 2-1 Bethlehem Vengthlang FC
(C: Lalnunzama 28′, Mark Zothanpuia 88′; B: P.C. Vanlalhruaia 59′)
MoM: Mark Zothanpuia (Chanmari FC)