Kolkata: Aizawl FC registered their first win in the final round of U18 I-League beating East Bengal 2-0 in a hard fought affair here on Friday.
After a barren first-half goals from Lalrinchhana and Rochharzela were proved to be enough for Aizawl FC to earn full three points from the Group-B encounter played at the at the East Bengal Ground in Kolkata.
The match began with both teams played attacking football right from the word go. While East Bengal were attacking from the flanks, Aizawl FC tried to penetrate through the middle with long balls but both sides failed to convert chances.
Despite quite a few chances on the either side of the pitch scores locked goalless at interval.
The second half was played with a similar intensity like the first, as both teams were engaged in end-to-end action. Aizawl FC took the early lead in the half when Lalrinchhana put his team ahead in the 48th minute.
Having conceded early on, East Bengal began attacking with intensity but Aizawl FC managed to hold on defending deep.
Aizawl FC, however, continued to push up in the final quarter and their efforts finally paid off as Rochharzela sealed the game in favour of the Mizo outfit in the 82nd minute.