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NAGALAND PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 6 PREVIEWS

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By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2013 11:12 pm
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
By NPL Pundits
Dimapur, DDSC Stadium
United Redskins FC
vs Dynamic FC
Kick-off: 12 Noon
Dimapur United FC
vs Veda FC
Kick-off: 2 pmKohima, IG Stadium
Doyang FC vs Zonipang SA
Kick-off: 10 am
Kohima Komets
vs Barak FC
Kick-off: 12 noon

Mokokchung, Imkongmeren Sports Complex
Sangpang FC
vs FC Naga Tornadoes
Kick-off: 9 am

DDSC Stadium, Dimapur
United Redskins FC
vs Dynamic FC
Kick-off: 12 Noon

United Redskins came from behind to force a draw against a robust Dimapur United on Wednesday. URFC are high on confidence after a strong showing and they will be eager to put in another similar performance against Dynamic this weekend. Dynamic were involved in a high scoring match during the midweek against Naga Tornadoes. They lost out in the end but there were plenty of positives to take from that match and they will be keen to force a positive result this time round.

Dimapur United FC
vs Veda FC
Kick-off: 2 pm
Dimapur United are 4th on the table and are currently 7 points adrift of pace setters Veda FC. A draw in their last outing underlines their sluggish start to the season and they need to be more assertive in their approach if they are to catch up with the front-runners. A positive result against league leaders Veda FC will be a huge morale booster on Saturday. Veda FC, on the other hand, continued their ruthless winning streak when they crushed archrivals Kohima Komets 5-1 on Wednesday. They debutants have already opened up a 6 point lead at the top and they will be keen to keep the terrific run going against Dimapur United.

IG Stadium, Kohima
Doyang FC vs Zonipang SA
Kick-off: 10 am
Doyang FC got their first point of the season playing away at Mokokchung on Wednesday. They will look to use this positive result and turn their season around when they take on Zonipang SA at the weekend. Zonipang’s impressive run continued last Wednesday when they held defending champions Barak to a draw. They are placed 5th on the table with seven points and they will look to add more points to the tally when they play Doyang FC on Saturday in Kohima.

Kohima Komets vs Barak FC
Kick-off: 12 noon
Kohima Komets host Barak FC in the second game at the IG Stadium. Matchday 5 witnessed a surprise result when Komets were on the wrong end of the scoreline going down 5-1 to newcomers and current league leaders Veda FC.  This early set back will only make them look into their shortcomings and come back stronger when they take on defending champions Barak FC. Inconsistency has marred Barak’s camp and they ought to fine-tune their overall game and bring back the sting that they won last year’s title with. Kohima football fans can expect another thrilling encounter when these two powerhouses lock horns on Saturday.

Imkongmeren Sports
Complex, Mokokchung
Sangpang FC vs FC Naga Tornadoes
Kick-off: 9 am
Sangpang FC playing their 2nd consecutive home game on Saturday comes into the match after managing a draw against visitors Doyang FC last gameweek. The Mokokchung outfit will have the crowd behind them but they have to be resilient against a fluid Naga Tornadoes team if they are to get a positive result out of this game. Naga Tornadoes had a galloping victory over Dynamic FC on Wednesday finding the back of the net nine times, a match that saw a record 14 goals scored. FCNT are currently placed 2nd on the table with a game in hand and another win will put continued pressure on the league leaders.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2013 11:12:23 pm