10/29/2018 5:50:32 PM (GMT+3)

Lajong kick off I-League campaign with 2-1 win over Aizawl

Lajong kick off I-League campaign with 2-1 win over Aizawl

SHILLONG, Meghalaya: Shillong Lajong started their I-League campaign on a winning note, beating Aizawl FC 2-1 here on Sunday.

Naorem Mahesh Singh scored a goal in each half for The Reds while Ghanefo Kromah pulled one back from the spot to reduce the margin.

Lajong went with their club philosophy to promote young talent and handed four youngsters goalkeeper Neithovilie Chalieu, midfielders Phrangki Buam, Lalawmpuia Hnamte and Naorem their I-League debuts.

The first North Eastern derby of the season started with the hosts having the majority of the ball possession in the initial minutes of the game. But the first chance fell for the visitors as Neitho was brought into action to make the first save of the game.

Lajong’s first chance came in the 15th minute when Mahesh was brought down in the left flank and Samuela stepped up to take the free-kick; the in swinging delivery was cleared away by the Aizawl defence.

Shillong Lajong will next host East Bengal on November 1.

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