Aizawl relegated as Lajong, Mumbai clinch victories

In the Maharashtra derby, Mumbai F.C. crushed DSK Shivajians 4-0 and avoided relegation. Eric Brown scored twice, while Jayesh Rane — who scored the opening goal of the match — and Sushil Kumar Singh scored apiece.

Trevor Morgan's East Bengal side fell to a Isaac Vanmalsawma’s 61st minute goal that helped Shillong Lajong avoid relegation.   -  H. Vibhu

Trevor Morgan’s return as East Bengal’s coach was spoiled in Shillong’s Jawaharlal Nehru stadium as home side Lajong defeated the red and gold side 1-0. A win for Lajong against East Bengal meant Aizawl F.C. getting relegated to the second division of the I-League.

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The home side needed a win to survive in the league and Isaac Vanmalsawma’s 61st minute goal helped the north-east side avoid relegation. In the first half, Lajong’s Fabio Pena had couple of chances to score but failed to convert any. There were a couple of chances for East Bengal as well, especially, when Lajong’s goalkeeper Kunzong Bhutia was unable to collect the ball off Dika’s free-kick in the 15th minute.

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East Bengal finished the season in third, whereas Lajong ended in sixth on the table with 18 points.

In the Maharashtra derby, Mumbai F.C. crushed DSK Shivajians 4-0 and avoided relegation. Eric Brown scored twice, while Jayesh Rane — who scored the opening goal of the match — and Sushil Kumar Singh scored apiece.

Mumbai F.C. ended the season with19 points. Shivajians, playing its first season, finished with 15 points.

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