I-League: Bayi scores two as Aizawl downs Mumbai FC

Aizawl FC was the better side against Mumbai FC after registering a comfortable 2-0 win at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Mizoram in the I-League on Saturday.

Kamo Bayi was awarded with the man-of-the-match as he scored both the goals for Aizawl.   -  I-League Media

Aizawl FC continued its enviable home run as it defeated Khalid Jamil’s former team Mumbai FC 2-0 to temporarily climb to the top of the I-League table. Bayi Kamo’s (65′, 78′) two goals in the second half were enough to clinch the three points for the host.

Aizawl FC put the throttle right at the beginning, having challenged opposition keeper L. Kattimani, who blocked a potential goal by Danmawia. Alfred Jaryan then nearly gave his team a lead when he dribbled the ball and delivered a left-footer towards the net from a few yards outside the box. The ball went over the crossbar.

Jayesh Rane’s shot from 25 yards away after an assist by Alfred Jaryan also threatened the away keeper but the ball was cleared to the fortune of Santosh Kashyap’s side.

Towards the end of the first half, Alfred Jaryan took a free kick from 35 yards. Kattamini failed to secure the ball in his first touch but managed to hold onto the ball just moments before Aizawl FC forwards intervened.

The first half did not see any goal although Aizawl FC forwards troubled Mumbai FC defence several times.

Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Aizawl FC defender Kingsley’s shot from the inside the box shook the woodwork. Kingsley had received a well-timed pass from Kamo but his attempt failed by a few inches.

After a series of unsuccessful attempts, the home boys finally secured themselves a lead in the 65th minute. A timely assist by Aizawl FC Midfielder Brandon from the left flank was received by Bayi Kamo who opened the scoreline with a thunderous left-footed shot.

Aizawl FC further doubled their lead in the 78th minute. Al Amna’s pass from outside the box was easily converted by Kamo to increase his goal-scoring tally to four this season.

With two goals to his credit, Bayi Kamo was adjudged with the Hero of the Match award.

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