Sports

Immi’s impressive play restores STO after their initial setback in the match

STO RC won against Club Immigration 5-2 last night, after the outstanding first half play.

Mohamed Imran (Immi) took the lead for STO in the first quarter of the first half, after dribbling from the left flank and shooting the ball to the top roof of the goal. Mohamed Shah then extended their lead after three minutes from the first goal, without giving any space for Immigration to respond.

The solidly packed defence of STO blocked all the way for the Maldivian footballing icon, the man of steel Ali Ashfaq (Dhagandey), to penetrate to the goal. As a result, Immi scored the third goal for STO, which resulted from a defensive error of Immigration.

Arushad of STO blocking Ali Ashfaq. Photo: images.mv

The 14th-minute goal from Ahmed Visam (Gerrard) brought a glimpse of hope for Immigration. However, Immi’s brilliance yet again increased the lead for STO, where he scored two goals in two minutes in the 17th and 18th minute respectively. Perhaps that was the decisive moment of the match.

Immigration came stronger in the second half and created good chances, though STO’s goalkeeper thwarted Immigration from scoring. Hassan Azwan’s deflected shot which went into the back of the net of STO in the 36th minute was only a consolation.

In the other match of the group, MTCC drew with Wamco 0-0, which rewarded a tally of four points to both teams. As such, the group winner and runners-up will be decided on the final matchday of the group.

Ali Haafiz of Wamco. Photo: images.mv

In Group-H action, Prisons Club defeated Economic Development (MED) by 6-3, whereas Allied won against Home Affairs 3-1.

Jailam Jameel of Prisons dribbling. Photo: images.mv

With this result; Allied, Prisons and MED have a chance to advance further. Prisons Club now stands at the top of the group-H by a goal difference against Allied, where both teams have attained four points. Economic Development is third with three points and Home Affairs is yet to notch a point.

  • Ahmed Abbas of MED.
    Photo: images.mv

 

Full details are available at the link below:

Source URL: Club Maldives

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of