5/16/2018 7:33:10 PM (GMT+3)

Aizawl FC beat New Radiant SC for maiden win in AFC Cup

Aizawl FC beat New Radiant SC for maiden win in AFC Cup

GUWAHATI, India: Aizawl FC earned a 2-1 win over Maldive's New Radiant SC in the 2018 AFC Cup on Wednesday.

After a goalless first half, Leonce Dodoz Zikahi scored in the 61st minute when the Ivorian striker fired home from the spot after Andrei Ionescu was tripped inside the box as he attempted to round goalkeeper Imran Mohamed.

Ionescu doubled the lead eight minutes from time after he latched onto Renthlei Laldinliana’s long pass and outpaced his marker before beating the goalkeeper on the second attempt after seeing his initial shot denied by Mohamed but fell back into his path, allowing him to make a simple finish into the empty net.

Ibrahim Atheeq pulled one back for Radiant in the 85th minute. (Pic credit: the-afc.com)

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