Meghalaya: Shillong Lajong beat Indian Arrows 1-0 in I-league
SHILLONG, January 9, 2018: Shillong Lajong FC registered its first win of the year as it beat Indian Arrows 1-0 and moved up a place in the I-League here on Monday. Lajong's foreign recruit Koffi (80') scored the winner.
Both teams started with the 4-2-3-1 formation with each team trying to get the upper hand. Arrows coach handed Roshan Singh his first start in Hero I-League 2017-18 and Deepak Tangri combined with Asish Rai in the defence while Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Boris Singh were rested along with Jeakson Singh.
Shillong Lajong was taking a more direct and aggressive approach as it had the Arrows on the backfoot. The first half of the match was dominated by Lajong as it kept attacking the Arrows defence.
It looked like the Matos-led side was not the same team it had been when it played Lajong in the previous encounter.
The moment of glory came for the young goalie Prabhsukhan Gill when he jumped to his left to save skipper Samuel Lalmuanpuia's spot-kick.
Deepak Tangri, following a tackle on Koffi, handled the ball inside the box and the referee didn't hesitate to award a penalty kick to the hosts but the skipper's right-footed shot was comfortably saved by the goalie.
Lajong created many chances to score during the first half of the match but none found the net.
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