I-League: Shillong Lajong gets the better of Churchill Brothers

Shillong Lajong defeated Churchill Brothers 2-0 in its second fixture of the I-League on Saturday.

Redeem Tlang scored in the 28 minute to give Lajong an early lead, while Samuel J Lyngdoh Kynshi upped the tally in the 72 minute.   -  AIFF

Shillong Lajong defeated Churchill Brothers 2-0 in its second fixture of the I-League on Saturday.

Redeem Tlang scored in the 28 minute to give Lajong an early lead, while Samuel J Lyngdoh Kynshi upped the tally in the 72 minute.

Lajong leapfrogs Minerva Punjab FC to grab the pole position, having bagged all possible six points from couple of matches.

Both teams started playing offensive football in the first half of the match attempting to score but the match took a rough turn for Churchill Brothers in the 28th minute when Redeem Talang of Lajong struck the target.

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After the first goal, Lajong felt more comfortable with its situation in the game whereas, Churchill tried its best to come back but were not able to do so.

There was one yellow card for Lajong in the first half being shown to Daniel Odafin. The second yellow card was shown to Karthik Govindswamy of Churchill Brothers.

Hardy Cliff Nongbri of Shillong Lajong FC was awarded the Hero Of The Match for his outstanding performance. Lajong will travel to Kolkata to lock horns with East Bengal on December 9, while Churchill will contest against the Mohun Bagan next day.

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