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By EMN Updated: Sep 24, 2013 11:37 pm



Nagaland Premier League’s first midweek matches takes place on Wednesday at all the three venues – Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung. The first match was cancelled at Mokokchung between Sangpang FC and United Redskins due to technical issues but Wednesday’s fixture will take place at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex. Matchday-1 saw a flurry of goals scored, 17 goals in 4 matches, and round-two of the Nagaland Premier League promises another exciting day of football.

Dimapur United
Vs Kohima Komets
Kick-off : 10 am
Venue : DDSC Stadium
Both teams come into the match with plenty of confidence after convincing wins in the opening round at the weekend in Kohima. Dimapur United defeated Doyang FC 3-2 while Kohima Komets had a comfortable 3-0 win against Zonipang SA. This one will be a hard fought game between two very strong sides, both technically and physically adept at their game. DU, with a roaring home crowd support will look to make life difficult for the visiting side and put in another good performance against a formidable Kohima Komets. KK look a very different side from last season having bought quality players during the off season and are certainly one of the title contenders this season along with their opponents DU.

Barak FC
Vs United Redskins
Kick-off : 12 noon
Venue : DDSC Stadium
Defending champions Barak FC take on United Redskins FC in the second match in Dimapur. Barak FC won their opening match 4-2 against Dynamic FC after an impressive display in the second half on Saturday last. Despite conceding two late goals, they were in control of the match and would be keen to carry the winning momentum against United Redskins FC. The first game for United Redskins at Mokokchung was cancelled and this will be their debut match in the Nagaland Premier League. They still remain an unknown package and will look to spring a surprise or two against the current champions.

Dynamic FC
Vs Zonipang SA
Kick-off : 2 pm
Venue : DDSC Stadium
After a difficult opening game-week against two very strong opponents, the two teams go into the match hoping for a better result on Wednesday. Dynamic FC played well towards the end against Barak FC scoring two late goals and will take that as a positive going into the match. Zonipang SA failed to score against Kohima Komets and conceded three in their last outing and would be eager to produce a better display against Dynamic FC. With both teams looking for their first points of the season, this will be a hard fought, competitive game.

Doyang FC
Vs FC Naga Tornadoes
Kick-off : 12 noon
Venue : IG Stadium
The two teams come into this game after disappointing losses last week. Doyang FC, losing out to Dimapur United 3-2, and surprisingly FC Naga Tornadoes going down 2-1 against Veda FC. The Blue Assasins will be confident after a good performance against title contenders DU scoring two goals against a quality defensive unit. FC Naga Tornadoes, despite losing key players to rival clubs, still remain a force to reckon with.

Sangpang FC
Vs Veda FC
Kick-off : 2 pm
Venue:Imkongmeren Sports Complex
Sangpang FC, after their first match being postponed, is ready to host newcomers Veda FC in Mokokchung. Veda FC started off with a morale boosting 2-1 win against a strong FC Naga Tornadoes team in Kohima last week. Sangpang FC has the advantage of the home crowd who are set to be vociferous after being denied their first home game in the opening round. Veda FC might be a surprise package for this year, will come fully prepared to what can be a very difficult away trip to Mokokchung.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 24, 2013 11:37:55 pm