GUWAHATI, March 17 � Shillong Lajong FC emerged North East Zone champions in the U-19 I League maintaining an all-win record and finishing with 18 points from six matches.
In the final of the North East Zone qualifier league match today at the Nehru Stadium here, the Shillong boys edged past local outfit Green Valley Sports Club 3-2.
Shillong striker Nabin drew the first blood in the 15th minute while Bipin Singh scored a brace in the 51st and 57th minute to take a comfortable 3-0 lead.
But the Green Valley boys, who missed few easy scoring opportunities, staged a fightback in the later stage and reduced the margin through Ridiwan Hajuary who converted two spots kicks in the 60th and 71st minutes. The local team remained at the bottom of the table.
Now Shillong Lajong will represent the North East Zone in the final phase of the U-19 I-League to be held in Jamshedpur.