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Lajong hold AI galless

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL, Nov 10 � Lajong FC, Shillong couldn�t convert its lone penalty shot against Air India in the second half of the day�s I League match played at the Khuman Lampak main stadium here this afternoon. Thus, the match ended in a goalless draw.

It was in the 87th minute of the match where Lajong�s defender Aibor Khongjee got an opportunity to kick the solitary penalty kick after Air India�s Kali Alaudeen N touched the ball within the box. Air India�s custodian Pawan Kumar easily saved the penalty shot.

Reacting to the day�s match, Lajong�s coach Pryadhyum Reddy appreciated the performance of his team saying that both the teams played very well despite the rough field conditions. �It was a fantastic match. Air India also played well�, Reddy opined. Captain of Lajong, John D Monyongar also shared similar sentiments. On the other hand, Air India�s coach Santosh Kashyap said the ball used in the match was not suitable for such type of ground.

Air India�s team captain Nepolean Singh who happened to be from Manipur while speaking to The Assam Tribune after the match said that so far they have played altogether five matches of which they won 2 and lost twice. Today�s match is their fifth match, he added.

Lajong also so far played five matches out of which they won one, lost two and drawn twice. In their last match against Sports Clube de Goa at Goa on October 31, they lost 3-4. However they beat Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL), Bangalore 1-0 in at Khuman Lampak Main stadium on October 29.

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Lajong hold AI galless

IMPHAL, Nov 10 � Lajong FC, Shillong couldn�t convert its lone penalty shot against Air India in the second half of the day�s I League match played at the Khuman Lampak main stadium here this afternoon. Thus, the match ended in a goalless draw.

It was in the 87th minute of the match where Lajong�s defender Aibor Khongjee got an opportunity to kick the solitary penalty kick after Air India�s Kali Alaudeen N touched the ball within the box. Air India�s custodian Pawan Kumar easily saved the penalty shot.

Reacting to the day�s match, Lajong�s coach Pryadhyum Reddy appreciated the performance of his team saying that both the teams played very well despite the rough field conditions. �It was a fantastic match. Air India also played well�, Reddy opined. Captain of Lajong, John D Monyongar also shared similar sentiments. On the other hand, Air India�s coach Santosh Kashyap said the ball used in the match was not suitable for such type of ground.

Air India�s team captain Nepolean Singh who happened to be from Manipur while speaking to The Assam Tribune after the match said that so far they have played altogether five matches of which they won 2 and lost twice. Today�s match is their fifth match, he added.

Lajong also so far played five matches out of which they won one, lost two and drawn twice. In their last match against Sports Clube de Goa at Goa on October 31, they lost 3-4. However they beat Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL), Bangalore 1-0 in at Khuman Lampak Main stadium on October 29.