Nagaland Premier League – Matchday 11 Preview

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NAGALAND PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 11 PREVIEW

 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

 

Sangpang Vs Dynamic (Mokokchung)

Dimapur United Vs Doyang (Dimapur)

Barak Flamingoz Vs Zonipang (Dimapur)

Life Sports vs New Market (Kohima)

Kohima Komets Vs Naga Tornadoes (Kohima)

 

MATCH OF THE WEEK: Kohima Komets FC Vs FC Naga Tornadoes

Venue: Kohima Local Ground

Kick-off: 14:00 hrs

 

Kohima Komets : Toulie, Joseph, Apam, Michael, Dominic, Stephen, Asito, Keze, Chris, Kobu, Asilie, Akum, Vitsozol, Ngaia, Akuo-u, Roko, Manu, Rossi, Meren.

Manager: Ruopfu Meyase

Position: 6th

 

Naga Tornadoes : Ato, Meren, Tali, Asiu, Vipito, Kekhrie, Victor, Bamdibe, Ating, Kivi, Rhitsho Mero, Lhiwete Koza, Akum Ao, Senelo, Kheshito, Olando, Kakai, Akheto, Thathang, Alem.

Manager: Mughato Sema

Position: 1st

 

Form Guide: WWLWL : WDWWW

 

Match notes:

  • Kohima Komets come into gameweek 11 after a disappointing loss against Zonipang last weekend.
  • FC Naga Tornadoes cruised to a 1-3 victory over homeboys New Market FC handing them their 9th loss of the season.
  • Kohima Komets dropped a position after losing last weekend, and now they are placed 6th on the table with 14 points.
  • The Tornadoes are still unbeaten in this competition with 8 wins and 2 draws from 10 games. They sit comfortably on the top of the table with 26 points, 4 points clear of their nearest rivals, Barak Flamingoz
  • KK with 4 draws have the most stalemates in the league. The lads from Kohima need to find more goals, inject more firepower in their gameplay as they have scored just 11 times in 10 games and have conceded 8 times.
  • The Tornadoes have an impressive record of 7 clean sheets in this season. They have scored 25 times, the highest in the league, and have conceded just 5 times, the least in the league along with Barak Flamingoz. In the first leg Kohima Komets held the Tornadoes to a 2-2 draw in Dimapur.
  • The key factor here would be for Kohima Komets to take control of the game at their homeground and find ways to trouble the Tornadoes’ custodian, who has had a very good season in front of the goals. It will be an interesting match to see if Kohima Komets can better the scoreline against Tornadoes in the return fixture
  • The Red Warriors from Zunheboto have to hold their fort against a tough opponent and ensure the midfield dominating the possession if they have to come out of this game with a result.

 

Key Stats:                   Goals Scored              Goals Conceded

Kohima Komets :                11                                    8

Naga Tornadoes :                25                                    5

 

Key Players:

Kohima Komets : Asilie, Asito.

Naga Tornadoes : Athing, Kivi.

 

 

Sangpang  FC Vs  Dynamic FC

Venue: Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung.

Kick-Off: 13:00 hrs

Form Guide:    LLDLL : LWDLD

Position: 7th : 9th

 

Match Notes:

  • Sangpang FC had a disappointing week again after Dimapur United scored twice to edge out the visiting team last weekend in Dimapur.
  • Dynamic FC looks like a rejuvenated team after coming back from behind and holding on to a 1-1 draw against 2nd placed Barak Flamingoz last weekend.
  • Sangpang FC are placed 7th on the table with 9 points from two wins, and three draws. They are on a bad phase after salvaging just 1 point from a possible 15 from the last five games.
  • Dynamic FC are still 9th on the table with 8 points from two wins and two draws. The lads from Dimapur have shown signs of progress after extracting 5 points in their last five games.
  • The Fourth Elements have to address their goal scoring drought as they have scored just 1 goal in their last five outings. Playing home, the midfield needs to control the game and thread timely passes to their strikers who need to be clinical in their finishes.
  • Dynamic FC need to tighten up their defense and they have to find the back of the net more often since they are 2nd from bottom on the scoring list with just 6 goals in 10 outings.

 

Key Stats:       Goals scored              Goals Conceded

Sangpang FC:         7                                                9

Dynamic FC :                     6                                     15

                                                                       

Key Players:

Sangpang FC: Mangyangmeren, Osen

Dynamic FC : Matthew, Chuba

 

Dimapur United FC  Vs  Doyang FC

Venue: DDSC Stadium, Dimapur

Kick-Off: 12:00hrs

Form Guide: WWLLW : LLLLL

Position: 3rd : 8th

 

Match Notes:

  • Dimapur United FC edged out Sangpang FC 2-0 last week to end their 2 losses prior to that.
  • Doyang FC have been dismal in their recent games having lost the last 5 games.
  • Dimapur United are 3rd on the table, 5 points adrift of the league leaders. They have found the back of the net 18 times and conceded on just 6 occasions.
  • The Blue Assassins are 8th on the table with 8 points. Their form has been forgettable and they need to learn to regroup themselves and start winning games.
  • Dimapur United were without some of their key players in their last outing, but managed well against Sangpang. Doyang will need to be at their defensive best as the homeboys will look to find holes and gaps and score goals to narrow down the point difference with the league leaders.
  • Doyang FC has a difficult job this week as Dimapur United have a very good defensive record having conceded only 6 times. The lads from Wokha need their playmakers and strikers to find those little spaces and make optimum use of it if they are to come away with points from this match.

 

 

Key Stats:                   Goals scored              Goals Conceded

Dimapur United FC:         18                                   6

Doyang FC :                       8                                     12

                                                                       

Key Players:

Dimapur United FC: David, Rickden

Doyang FC : Benri, Aben

 

 

 

Barak Flamingoz  Vs Zonipang SA

Venue: DDSC Stadium, Dimapur

Kick-Off: 14:00 hrs

Form Guide: WWWWD : LLWWW

Position: 2nd : 5th

 

Match Notes:

  • Barak Flamingoz FC hosts Zonipang SA this Saturday in Kohima after a disappointing result drawing against Dynamic FC last week.
  • Zonipang SA have been breathed into a new life after three consecutive wins. They played Kohima Komets at home last week and emerged victorious by a lone goal.
  • Barak are still placed 2nd on the table but after last week’s draw, the gap between them and Naga Tornadoes have widened to 4 points. With Dimapur United breathing up their neck, just one point behind and a home game against out-of –form Doyang, Barak have to win this game to keep them on top of their Dimapur rivals.
  • Zonipang after winning their last three games, leapfrogged from 9th position to now 5th with 14 points.
  • Barak has found a new talisman in Pemmi, who has been scoring regularly and winning games for the Peren based outfit. They have scored 20 goals, and have the best defensive record alongside Tornadoes conceding just 5 goals each.
  • Zonipang have been scant in finding goals and they need to remedy this situation if they have to keep up with the table toppers halfway into the season. Against a very tight defensive team, Zonipang strikers need to be inch-perfect in their attempts to find the back of the net.

 

 

Key Stats:                   Goals scored              Goals Conceded

Barak Flamingoz FC:         20                                  5

Zonipang SA :                      8                                  17

                                                                       

Key Players:

Barak Flamingoz FC: Pemmi, Velukho

Zonipang SA : Imlikokba, Aoyanger

 

 

Life Sports FC  Vs  New Market FC

Venue: Kohima Local Ground

Kick-Off: 12:00hrs

Form Guide: WDDWW: LLDLL

Position: 4th : 10th

 

Match Notes:

  • Kohima this weekend will witness a derby when Life Sports FC takes on New Market FC. Life Sports have been on a good run having beaten Doyang last week 1-0 extending their unbeaten run to 6 games. In the last five games, Life Sports have managed to take away 11 points from a possible 15.
  • New Market FC dismal run continues after losing out to Naga Tornadoes last weekend in Kohima. They have extracted just a solitary point from the last five games.
  • Life Sports currently place 4th on the table with 5 wins and 3 draws have scored 20 times and conceded 9 goals.
  • New Market are still bottom of the table with a point having scored just twice and conceding 39 times.
  • T.Haokip of Life Sports has been a phenomenal revelation having scored 15 times, the highest in the league and he will play a vital role in this return fixture. Haokip scored the first hat trick of the NPL against New Market in the 1st leg, where Life Sports trounced them 0-6.

 

 

 

Key Stats:                   Goals scored              Goals Conceded

Life Sports FC:                     20                                9

New Market FC:                   2                                 39

                                                                       

Key Players:

Life Sports FC: T. Haokip, C.Kikon

New Market FC: Tosovi, Vitotuo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match preview by NPL Punditz

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