The final of the Independence Day Celebration Women’s Football Tournament was played at AR Lammual in Aizawl on Saturday evening under floodlights with Vakiria FC winning 3-0 against a valiant NCC FC side.
The much more experienced side Vakiria FC dominated the play early on – C Zairemmawii opened the scoring with a typical strikers goal by quickly converting a half chance leaving NCC FC custodian no chance to react.
Zairemmawii doubled Vakiria FC’s goal by a brilliant freekick from outside the box.
It was a much fitter side NCC who came out stronger in the second half, dominating the midfield and as they outran their opponents, but couldn’t find a meaningful opening in front of goal.
However, it was Vakiria FC who scored against the run of play in the 66th minute with the help of a clever finishing by Indian international player Grace H Lalrampari, who flew home just in time to play the final match from Indian national team’s European exposure trip.
NCC FC had a chance to reduce the margin by could not convert from the spot in the dying minutes. It was Vakiria FC who celebrated after the final whistle with a 100% record from the group stage to claim the coveted trophy.
NCC FC 0-3 Vakiria FC
(C. Zairemmawii 19′, 29′, Grace H.Lalrampari 66′)
List of Honour
Champions: Vakiria FC (Rs 30,000)
Runners-Up: NCC FC (Rs 20,000)
Top scorer: Jenny VL Hmangaihsangi (6 goals; Chanmari Women’s FC – Rs 1,000)
Best Player: K. Lalruatfeli (Vakiria FC – Rs 1,000)
Fair Play: NCC FC (Rs 10,000)
(Mizoram Football Association)