In the first half it was the home side who dominated the proceedings and took the lead with two quickfire goals from Steven Dias and H.Antchouet in the 40th and 42nd minute respectively.
Both the sides made changes with Churchill Brothers bringing in Bineesh Balan for striker Ajay Singh ,who picked up a hamstring, in the 18th minute ,while Lajong brought in Jacob for Nigerian striker Friday in the 30th minute, who also picked up a knock ,to add to the ever-growing injury list of the Reds.
After the lemon break the home side tightened the screws on the visitors, pumping in as many as four goals to complete the rout. It would seem that the Shillong side sorely missed the presence of the injured players, as the Goan side took advantage of the opportunities. Ajay Singh,who had previously missed a few sitters in front of goal,finally converted when he latched on to a Beto pass to drill the ball past a hapless Basant Singh. Akram Moghrabi then came on as a substitute for the home team in the 63rd minute and immediately made his presence felt when he scored off a header within three minutes of play(66th). The talismanic Lebanese ,who scored the only goal in Shillong against the Reds in round 7 of the League ,then added another in quick succession to double his tally in the 73rd minute of the game. Roberto Da Silva, who had a good outing, then rounded off the formalities by notching up his well-deserved goal in injury time, to hand the North-Easterners with a 6-0 defeat.