MORIGAON, Jan 19 – Defending champions Mizoram defeated Tripura 2-0 in a group B league match of the North East Zone Santosh Trophy match at the Khirod Baruah Stadium here today.
After a barren first session, Samson opened the account in the 85th minute deflecting the ball into the goal off a floater from the left flank.
Just after one minute, Lal Muankima enhanced the margin with a sharp grounder from top of the right corner of the box.
Mizoram was distinctly a dominating side but due to some misunderstanding at the final moments they could not go ahead early. However, the first session was lacklustre and the ball was roaming around the middle third of the pitch.
Today’s matches (Gr A): Assam vs Nagaland; Manipur vs Arunachal Pradesh.