I-League: Indian Arrows, Aizawl play goalless draw

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Cuttack, Dec 14 (IANS) The match between the AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows and former Champions Aizawl FC ended in a goalless tie with both the teams sharing a point each in the I-League here on Friday.

The first half began with hosts Indian Arrows and the visitors Aizawl FC eyeing a win for different reasons. While the hosts looked forward to adding a second win to their kitty, former Champions Aizawl FC were keen to finish their away sojourn on a winning note.

While the halftime stats suggested otherwise with Aizawl FC having a better possession rate but it was the young Arrows who showed more intent and eagerness to score.

The second half began with the visitors taking charge of the attacks. The closest that they went was in the 50th minute when their Cote D’Ivoirian forward Zikahi Dodoz missed a sitter from right in front of the goal from inside the box.

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Aizawl soon came back with another chance in the 52nd minute when Lalkhawpuimawia missed scoring from a Kromah cross. Indian Arrows again increased their pace by the middle of the second half but couldn’t really convert any chance in their favour.

One of the closest chances that the Arrows had was in the 80th minute when a superb shot from Boris hit the Aizawl FC woodwork denying the hosts a lead. A few attempts thereafter came from both sides but nothing to change the scoreline of the game.

With the goalless game coming to an end both Indian Arrows and Aizawl FC share a point each without any change in their respective positions on the points table.

–IANS

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