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Santosh Trophy North East Zone Qualifier: Mizoram Trounced Tripura

Thursday, 5 January 2017|Seiminlun Kipgen
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Heavyweights Mizoram trounced helpless Tripura 6-0 in the 71st Santosh Trophy North East Zone Qualifier at the Polo Ground in Shillong on Wednesday.

Heavyweights Mizoram trounced helpless Tripura 6-0 in the 71st Santosh Trophy North East Zone Qualifier at the Polo Ground in Shillong on Wednesday. The win is a strong signal to arch rivals Manipur, who they face later in the round.

Tripura frustrated Mizoram in the opening interval but their lone hope of clinching an unlikely draw suffered a heavy blow when Chanmari FC striker Lalrammawia broke the deadlock at the fag end of the first half to give 2014 champions a 1-0 lead at the half-time. 

The second half resumed with Mizoram doubling their lead with 5 minutes. Lalrammawia found the back of the net to score his 2nd goal of the afternoon.

Then it was Lammuanzova’s turn as he pumped in two quick goals at the hour mark to take the game away from the reach of Tripura. But that was not the end.

Lalbiakhlua emerged from no where and piled on more misery as he added another two to complete the assault and register a comfortable 6-0 win.

With this result, Mizoram sit comfortably on top of group B, waiting for a crunch group clash against fierce rivals Manipur on 8th Jan.

Manipur play Tripura on the 6th of Jan.