I-League: Lajong hoping to sustain momentum against Shivajians

The two sides had previously met each other in Shillong on February 11 when DSK broke Lajong’s four-match winning spell.

Shillong Lajong is fourth in the I-League standings with 20 points.   -  AIFF Media

A spirited DSK Shivajians will take on Shillong Lajong for the second leg fixture of the Hero I-League 2016-17 season here tomorrow, hoping to continue its momentum against the outfit from the northeast.

The two sides had previously met each other in Shillong on February 11 when DSK broke Lajong’s four-match winning spell. The visiting team won 2-1 in what was a hard-fought encounter with goals from Dicka Dipanda for Shillong Lajong while Sanju Pradhan and Shane McFaul netted for DSK.

Shillong will be heading into tomorrow’s clash after a three-week long international break which it fully made use to recover as well as prepare for the remaining I-League matches. The team’s last encounter was a goal-less draw in Goa against Churchill Brothers on March 12.

Meanwhile, DSK Shivajians played against Mumbai FC at home in its last encounter before the I-League break and won the game 5-0. Holicharan Nazary scored two goals, Sanju Pradhan, Lallianzuala and Jerry Mawihmingthanga netted one each which led to the team’s 5-0 victory over the Mumbaikars.

Shillong Lajong is fourth in the standings with 20 points. The team has scored a total of 18 goals and won 6 times, drew twice and lost five games. Pune-based DSK is in the 7th position with 14 points and have registered three wins, five draws and 6 losses. The Shivajians have scored as many as 15 goals with Holicharan Nazary its top scorer in the team scoring four goals.

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