Former I-League champions Aizawl FC turned on the style against local rivals Chanmari FC with a comprehensive 6-0 victory at the AR Lammual.
A hattrick from Lalkhawpuimawia and strikes from Lalrinfela, Lalrinchhana Tochhawng and Hmangaihkima ensured three points for Aizawl FC as they earned their first win in the LG Independence Cup.
A sublime free-kick from Lalrinfela on the 20th minute was followed by a header four minutes later from Lalrinchhana Tochhawng as Aizawl FC made Chanmari FC pay for their errors in the first half.
Chanmari FC could not recover in the second half with Lalkhawpuimawia scoring twice in five minutes for Aizawl FC. Hmangaihkima added their fifth on the 77th minute and Mapuia completed his treble nine minutes from time.
Aizawl FC who are on three points from two matches will take on Ramhlun North FC who have four points from two matches on a crucial match on Saturday afternoon in their next fixture while Chanmari FC will clash with the same opposition next Tuesday.
Chanmari FC 0-6 Aizawl FC
(Lalrinfela 20′, Lalrinchhana Tochhawng 24′, Lalkhawpuimawia 61′, 66′, 81′, Hmangaihkima 77′)
MoM: Lalkhawpuimawia (Aizawl FC)