Male', MALDIVES - New Radiant Sports Club won their opening game of Ooredoo Dhivehi Premier League after a 3-1 win against TC Sports Club on Saturday night.
New Radiant and TC Sports Club started the match with few changes to their starting eleven unlike STO Male League. Ali Ashfaq started the match after the injury, meanwhile Akram Abdul Ghani and Markovic were suspended due to two yellow cards.
TC Sports Club defender Ahmed Farrah was suspended but coach Mohamed Nizam included their recent foreign signings.
New Radiant Sports Club created the first goal scoring opportunity in the 22nd minute from a shot by Adrian Gallardo. Gallardo's attempt went inches away from the post.
Ali Fasir missed a golden opportunity to break the deadlock after 27 minutes. Fasir's free kick on the edge of the penalty area went wide.
Ali Nafiu tested New Radiant keeper Faisal from a close range shot after 29 minutes into the game and few minutes later Ali Ashfaq penetrated TC Sports defense line and shot it over the bar.
New Radiant were unlucky to break the deadlock after 34 minutes when Ali Ashfaq's attempt inside the box went over the bar.
Ali Fasir tested TC keeper Kiran before the break from a thunderbolt shot which was blocked by Nepal international for a corner kick.
TC Sports started the second half with double substitutes after the introduction of Naiz Hassan and Ibrahim Mahudhee.
Adrian Gallardo broke the deadlock just after three minutes into the second half from a rebounded ball when keeper blocked the attempt from Ashfaq and put it into an empty net.
A minute later Cornelius Stewart leveled the game from a descent header inside the box from a cross taken by Ibrahim Waheed.
Ali Ashfaq took the lead for New Radiant for the second time after 73 minutes from a free kick on the edge of the penalty area.
Nine minutes before the normal time Ali Fasir changed the score to 3-1 from a close range thunderbolt shot which hits the roof of the net.
Milandhoo will play against Club Green Streets tomorrow at 1600 hours.