11/23/2018 5:30:32 PM (GMT+3)

Minerva Punjab fight back to hold Lajong 2-2

Minerva Punjab fight back to hold Lajong 2-2

NEW DELHI: Defending champions Minerva Punjab were held to a 2-2 draw away at Shillong’s JLN Stadium by Shillong Lajong on Friday.

Ghanaian international William Opoku and Nigerian midfielder Philip Njoku scored for the Punjab side while Buam and Allen Nongbri got on the scoresheet for the hosts.

For Minerva, Opoku and Njoku finally scored in this season’s campaign.

Both the sides made some changes to the starting eleven for this game. Alison made five changes and Paul three as both coaches opted for a change in their goalkeepers.

Neithovilie Chalieu was back in the Shillong goal after Alison’s brief flirtation with Purbha Lachempa while Arshdeep Singh made the first start in the Minerva goal replacing Bhaskar Roy. (Pic credit: AIFF)