SHILLONG, May 20: Shillong Lajong FC went down to Sporting Clube de Goa 1-2 here today.
The game began brightly for the home side who dominated the match and pushed the visitor�s on the back foot.
The game went on into the break with the scores level even though Lajong were clearly the better side having created chances and keeping Sporting Clube De Goa very quiet.
Lajong dominated the second half but the Goan side found the breakthrough instead. Rehenesh TP who has not started the previous two matches for Lajong failed to find a Lajong defender from his pass which scattered into open ground and the alert Brandon Fernandes fired a first time shot at the open goal to give his side the lead in the 70th minute.
Uilliams, who has been taking most of the free kicks since Boithang Haokip struggled with an injury, fired a cross that found no header and caught the keeper off guard to equalise in the 74th minute.
Swift passing from the back found in form striker Odafa Okolie who did not miss his one- on-one chance with the goalkeeper to bring his side back into the lead in the 83rd minute sending Rehenesh TP the wrong way.
Shillong Lajong will play their next home match against Pune FC on May 24 which will prove to be a crucial encounter for the Reds as they are not yet safe from relegation, stated a Shillong Lajong release.