2/19/2018 10:18:41 PM (GMT+3)

Shillong Lajong overcome Aizawl 2-1 in I-League

Shillong Lajong overcome Aizawl 2-1 in I-League

Shillong: Shillong Lajong overcame Aizawl FC 2-1 in the I-League second-leg encounter here at the JN Stadium on Monday.

Lajong scored two second-half goals by Abdoulaye Koffi and Saihou Jagne while Dodoz pulled one back in the added time.

The hosts, who made two changes from their previous game, had their first chance in the eighth minute with a looming free-kick which didn’t do much damage to the Aizawl back-line.

But Lajong suffered a setback when Hardycliff Nongbri was replaced by Redeem Tlang following an ankle injury.

Koffi was brought in after the break in place of Novin Gurung and, that paid off well when the Ivory Coast international headed home a Jagne cross in the 58th minute.

At the 73rd minute, Saihou found himself with acres of space down the right wing. The Swedish international made a blistering run towards the goal before chipping it over the Aizawl keeper to double his side’s lead.

Lajong, who host East Bengal on March 4, are fifth with 21 points from 17 matches.