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NPL MATCHDAY 3 PREVIEWS

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By EMN Updated: Sep 26, 2013 10:08 pm
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Barak FC vs Sangpang FC
Kick-off: 10 am
Venue: DDSC Stadium, Dimapur.
Barak FC won their second successive game after another solid performance against United Redskins on Wednesday. The defending champions are in blistering form having banged in 7 goals in two outings and they will aim for another outright win when they host Sangpang FC at the weekend. Sangpang FC lost their first game of the season after going down 2-0 against Veda FC in Mokokchung. A difficult away game awaits them on Matchday 3 and they will be motivated to put up a good show against a powerful Barak FC side.

Dimapur United vs Dynamic FC
Kick-off: 12 pm
Venue: DDSC Stadium, Dimapur
Dimapur United lost out narrowly to rivals Kohima Komets on Wednesday and they will look to turn their fortunes around when they take on Dynamic FC in Saturday’s Dimapur derby. DUFC need to get maximum points out of this game as they look to keep up with their rivals and mount a challenge for the title. Dynamic FC suffered their second consecutive defeat of the season after losing to Zonipang SA on matchday 2. They need to overcome this bad start to the season and start performing on a consistent basis to achieve better results.

FC Naga Tornadoes vs Kohima Komets
Kick-off: 2 pm
Venue: DDSC Stadium, Dimapur.
FC Naga Tornadoes picked up their first win of the season against Doyang FC in Kohima. They face Kohima Komets, who are in top form after winning both their first two games without conceding a goal. FCNT will be brimming with confidence after that thumping win on Wednesday and they certainly have the ability to test Kohima Komets. KK, despite playing with only ten men in the second half, beat a very strong Dimapur United side. They look a very balanced side and are undoubtedly one of the teams to beat this season.

Doyang FC vs Veda FC
Kick-off: 2 pm
Venue: IG Stadium, Kohima.
Doyang FC remain without a point after two games into the season and they will be looking to avoid a 3rd consecutive defeat when they take on debutants Veda FC on Saturday. Doyang have displayed good performances in patches but they need to be more consistent as they look for their first points of the season. Veda FC are on a good run winning their first two games in their debut NPL season. Riding high on confidence, Veda FC will be eager to keep the winning momentum going when they clash with the Blue Assassins.

Zonipang SA vs United Redskins
Kick-off: 2 pm
Venue: Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung.
Zonipang SA come into the match after a resounding win over Dynamic FC away at Dimapur. The Mokokchung outfit, backed up by a huge crowd support will use the home conditions to their advantage and seize the initiative when they host United Redskins. United Redskins will attempt to register their first win after losing to Barak FC in Dimapur on Wednesday. Despite getting nothing out of the match, URFC impressed playing against an experienced and organized Barak FC, and they will be eager to put in a similar performance expecting a positive result this time.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 26, 2013 10:08:32 pm