New Radiant bounced back in style after their narrow loss against Maziya as they clinched a hard fought 2-1 victory against TC Sports Club in Male’ League game played tonight.
New Radiant regain the top spot after this victory as they now have 12 points from 5 games. TC Sports Club are still at fourth place with 7 points from 4 games.
Adrian Gallardo and Abdulla Midhuhath scored for New Radiant while Ibrahim Mahudhee netted the only goal of TC Sports Club.
During the opening minutes of the game, neither of the teams had any attempt on target.
Gallardo broke the deadlock in the 17th minute after receiving a pass from Ali Fasir.
New Radiant were dealt a blow when they were forced to substitute their star striker Gallardo due to an injury just around the half hour mark.
Six minutes before the break, Ali Fasir looked to have double their lead after beating two players inside the box but his effort from a very tight angle skimmed the left post.
TC Sports Club’s only chance of the first half fell to Mahudhee but his shot went straight to New Radiant Keeper Imran Mohamed.
Just 13 minutes into the second half, Midhuhath double their lead when his decent strike from inside the box found the bottom corner of the net after hitting the post.
Right after New Radiant’s goal TC sports club took the control of the game.
And finally, TC pulled one back in the 68th minute. Mahudhee’s strike from inside the box went past Imran.
TC Sports Club had several chances to equalise in the last 10 minutes, most notably to Mahudhee, who twice had decent chances to score, but he could not convert.
TC Sports Club pushed for an equalizer in the dying minutes, New Radiant had two glorious chances to extend the lead on the counter but the heroics from TC keeper Kiran kept them away. As he denied Midhuhath and Ahmed Suhail in quick succession with super reflex saves.
Maziya will play Victory Sports Club in Male’ League’s next game on Tuesday at 1600hrs.