TC Sports beat Foakaidhoo comfortably by 4-0 to restore their four points lead in the last match of Dhiraagu Dhivehi Premier League first round.
With tonight’s win, TC topped the league first round with 24 points in 9 matches. Eagles are in second with 20 points and Maziya sits third with 19 points. Defending champion Newradiant is in fourth with 18 points and Green Streets are in fifth with 17 points. Victory secured sixth with a win over Thimarafushi earlier today while Foakaidhoo is in seventh with 8 points. Nilandhoo booked the last place in the second round. Fehendhoo and Thimarafushi were relegated as the top 8 can go through.
Ibrahim Mahudhee gave TC the lead inside 17 minutes as the first half ended 1-0 to TC. In the second half, Foakaidhoo had to substitute both defenders because of injury. TC took the advantage from that and brag 3 more before the match ends.
Ishan Ibrahim scored twice inside 3 minutes and Ali Ashfaq hammered a volley in the dying minutes of the game from Mohamed Azzam’s corner. Ashfaq was also named player of the match.
Speaking at the post match press conference Foakaidhoo coach Nishtar said, It is very difficult to play many matches on a short period of time and two injuries at the back made the match easy for TC.
TC Coach Mohamed Nizam said, He knew its going to be a difficult match and praised Foakaidhoo for their hard work.
The second round matches will commence on next sunday.