SHILLONG, Jan 24 - Shillong Lajong FC got back to winning ways with a convincing 2-0 victory against Neroca FC in the I-League. The match was held at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal. The hero of the match was awarded to Abdoulaye Koffi.
It was Saihou Jagne and Abdoulaye Koffi who scored early in the first half to bring home the valuable 3 points. Lajong now sit in the 4th position of the I-League table with 17 points from 12 games.
It was the hosts who started the first half looking for an early break and found one when forward Subhash Singh was clear on goal but the striker failed to open the scoring as Lajong keeper Nidhin Lal saved the shot easily.
Thirteen minutes into the game, defender Rakesh Pradhan�s long aerial ball into the opposition box was controlled well by Saihou Jagne brushing past 2 defenders, before he chipped it over the keeper to give Lajong the vital opening goal. Five minutes later, it was time for the other fullback Novin Gurung�s chance for an assist. Novin�s delightful cross from the right was headed well by Abdoulaye Koffi and the ball went into the back of the net after hitting the post, the Reds were leading by two goals in the opening twenty minutes.