Newradiant Sports Club blew their chance to close the gap between TC Sports to two points by drawing 1-1 against Victory Sports Club today in Dhiraagu Dhivehi Premier League.
Yesterday, Club Green Streets beat league leaders TC Sports club by 2-1 and Newradiant had golden opportunity to win against struggling Victory and close the gap.
Newradiant started the match without their captain Ali Fasir and Striker Kipson. Victory came in to the game with new coach Mohamed Nazeeh who was appointed few days back.
In the first half, Hamza Mohamed’s long range shot and Mohamed Umair’s freekick were saved by Victory goalkeeper Mohamed Imran. Victory did not threatened Newradiant goal during the first half.
In the second half, Ali Fasir’s freekick hit the post. Victory played a counter attacking game throughout the second half and they surprisingly took the lead in the 59th minute. Hussain Nihaan smashed the ball into the middle of the net from close range after Newradiant defense failed to clear Victory corner.
As the game came close to end, victory tried to protect their 1-0 lead but, they were punished in the 75th minute for a cheap freekick given away. Ali Fasir struck the ball into the top corner from the freekick as the match ended in draw.
Hussain Nihaan was named man of the match.