SPORTS | Meghalaya: Langsning win Meghalaya State League opener 7-0 over Shilliang Umdoh


Shillong, Dec 17,2017: Four goals from Wanlamsuk Nongkhlaw powered Langsning to a 7-0 victory over Shilliang Umdoh in the opening Group B match of the inaugural Meghalaya State League (MSL) at Kurkalang Ground in Bhoirymbong on Saturday.

Shilliang Umdoh gave a good account of themselves in the first half, which saw only one goal scored – that of Nongkhlaw, who netted the ball low to the right of the goalkeeper in the 42nd minute.
However, some encouraging words from the coaching staff must have done wonders for Langsning, as they came out after the half time break with another six goals, four of them coming in the space of 11 minutes.
Andyson Lapang started off in the 52nd minute, followed by Fullmoon Mukhim (60th) and Nongkhlaw (62nd, 63rd).
Lapang added another in the 87th before Nongkhlaw signed off on a fantastic performance with a final goal in stoppage time.
The match saw a good turnout of local supporters, with Director of Sports and Youth Affairs Matsiewdor War Nongbri and Meghalaya State Olympic Association Working President John F Kharshiing among the dignitaries present.
Monday will see a further seven games played across the four venues.