A second half strike from Lalrammawia proved to be the difference in the Lalbiakliana Memorial MFA Super Cup final as Chhinga Veng FC overcame Chanmari FC to lift the trophy two years in a row.
An even match up under damp conditions resulted in both teams finding it hard to conjure up clear cut chances.
When presented with space and time, they were guilty of some wayward finishing as Lalrammawia and MS Dawngliana came close for Chhinga Veng FC while Laldampuia and Lalmuanzova spurned chances for Chanmari FC.
The match winning moment came in the 66th minute when Chanmari FC’s goalkeeper Lalruatpuia managed to clear a corner only as far as Lalrammawia who needed no second invitation.
Chanmari FC looked to shake things up after going behind but last season’s champions stood their ground till the final whistle to lift their second ever MFA Super Cup trophy.
Champion: Chhinga Veng FC – Rs 1,50,000 + Trophy
Runners-up: Chanmari FC – Rs 50,000
Semifinalists: Mizoram Police FC & Aizawl FC – both Rs 15,000 each
Quarterfinalists: Aizawl FC Academy, Kanan FC, Ramhlun North FC, FC Zokhawthar – all Rs 6,000 each
Round of 16: Bethlehem Vengthlang FC, Zawlnuam FC, East Lungdar 1911 FC, Phulpui FC, LKS Hnahlan FC, Bungkawn FC, Armed Veng FC, J&S Memorial FC Ratu – all Rs 3,500 each
Teams in the Round of 32 all awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2,000 each
Best Forward: Laldampuia (Chanmari FC) – Rs 3,000 + Trophy
Best Midfielder: M.S. Dawngliana (Chhinga Veng FC) – Rs 3,000 + Trophy
Best Defender: P.C. Laldinpuia (Chhinga Veng FC) – Rs 3,000 + Trophy
Best Goalkeeper: Zothanmawia (Chhinga Veng FC) – Rs 3,000 + Trophy
Fair Play Award: Aizawl FC – Rs 15,000 + Trophy