TC Sports club beat rival Newradiant Sports Club by a single goal to extend the gap to five points in Dhiraagu Dhivehi Premier League 2018.
TC Started the game without their star player Ali Ashfaq. Newradiant also had some injury problems ahead of todays game leaving defender Akram Abdul Ghanee on the bench. Both Hamza Mohamed and experience goalkeeper Imrah Mohamed also was named on the bench.
In the first, Both teams had few chances to take the lead. Ishan Ibrahim’s early goal was ruled out for an offside.
Newradiant best chance came from a freekick in the 16th minute when Ali Fasir was fouled at the edge of the penalty area. Kipson Atuheire smashed effort from point blank range was saved by TC goalie Kiran Kumar when Mohamed Umair’s initial freekick was also saved by inform Kiran.
Gurbani Amir of Newradiant also came close scoring in the 31st minute when Ali Fasir setup a volley to Gurbani Amir from an intelligent header. Gurbani’s left foot smasher was well saved by Kiran Kumar.
Kipson also had a another chance in the 36th minute when Gurbani Amir finds him free in the box. But he failed to convert it.
TC took the lead in the dying minutes of the first half. Ishan Ibrahim’s neat finish to the near post from the right side of the box ended first half 1-0 to TC Sports Club.
TC introduced Ali Ashfaq in the second half and their attacks improved even more. Alaaeldin Eissa almost double the lead for TC in the 65th minute from Substitute Yamin Ibrahim’s freekick as his header hits the bar.
Ali Ashfaq also had a glorious chance to double the lead. His one on one chance went over the cross bar when he tried to chip it over the head of Newradiant goalkeeper. Ibrahim Mahudhy also hit the bar in the 85th minute from a header.
Newradiant almost find an equalizer in the stoppage time when Ali Fasir’s freekick was hit the post and the rebound by his teammate was well saved by the man of the match Kiran Kumar.
TC sits top of the table with 15 points and they are the only team with 100% winning record.
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