Club Green Streets beat table toppers TC Sports by 2-1 in tonight’s Dhiraagu Dhivehi Premier League to level the points against fourth place Maziya Sports.
With tonight’s unexpected win over in form TC Sports gives Green Streets 13 points in 7 matches. Maziya also has the same number of points but sits fourth on goal difference. Green are in fifth.
Tonight’s defeat is the first for TC Sports in the league. They have won all the six matches played and sits top with 18 points. If Newradiant Sports club beats Club Victory tomorrow night, they will close the gap to two points. Currently, they are in third with 13 points.
Club Green Streets took the lead in the 42nd minute of the first half taking advantage from a huge mistake by TC defender Mohamed Ajufan and goalkeeper Kiran Kumar. TC defender’s back pass was misjudged by his goalkeeper and Green Streets striker Avila out ran Kiran to shoot into the empty net.
Before TC took the lead, Both Ali Ashfaq and Ishan Ibrahim had a wonderful back to back chances to put them ahead. Ashfaq’s strike was cleared off the line by Green Defender and Ishan Ibrahim’s shot went over the bar. Green Streets goalkeeper Ibrahim Labaan Shareef was the talking point throughout the match as he saved lots of goal scoring chances from TC Strikers.
In the second half, Avila double the lead for Green Streets hammering a close range strike to the roof of the net. Roland Rasel also had a good chance to add a third but failed to convert.
Nisham Mohamed of TC Sports made it 2-1 in the 79th minute from a corner. And after three minutes, TC were awarded a penalty when Ali Ashfaq was brought down inside Green Streets box. Ibrahim mahudhee’s penalty was saved by man of the match performer Labaan Shareef as the match ended in favor of Green Streets.
Newradiant will play Victory tomorrow night.