Second half goals from Captain Ali Nafiu and second half substitute Ali Nasooh gave TC Sports Club a deserving victory in Male’ League game against United Victory. TC Sports Club won the game by 2-0.
After a brilliant defensive display from United Victory in the first half in which Cornelius Stewart missed the clearest chance for TC Sports Club when his stunning header from the inside the box was brilliantly stopped by United Victory Keeper Ruslan. Meanwhile United Victory didn’t have any clear attempts on TC Sports Club goal. The opening half ended goalless.
After the introduction of Shamveel Qasim and Yameen Ibrahim, TC Sports Club stepped up the tempo after the interval. In the 68th minute, Ali Nafiu broke the deadlock from inside the box when he received the rebounded ball from Keeper Ruslan after he failed to clear the cross from Cornelius Stewart.
Right after TC Sports Club’s goal, United Victory had a chance to score but the shot from Shafraz goes wide.
Mahudhee had a wonderful opportunity to increase TC Sports Club’s lead when Shamveel Qasim fed a beautiful pass to him but his shot was brilliantly saved by the Keeper Ruslan. Another chance goes begging for TC Sports Club when Cornelius Stewart missed a one-on-one against Keeper Ruslan as his shot was blocked by United Victory’s Keeper.
At the other end, United Victory missed a glorious chance to levelled the game when Shafraz’s stunning shot from outside the box rattled the cross bar.
TC Sports Club had another chance to increase their one-goal margin when Mahudhee was brought down inside the box by Ibrahim Maisaan but the resulting spot kick by TC Sports Club Captain Ali Nafiu hits the cross bar and goes out.
In the added time, TC Sports Club increased their two-goal margin when second half substitute Ali Nasooh calmly slotted into the bottom corner of the net to give the hard fought victory against United Victory.
The win moves TC Sports Club to second place – levelled on 6 points with New Radiant and Maziya SR.