The Goan side took the lead when Josimar headed the ball home courtesy a Wilkinson’s cross in the 20th minute.
Randeep Singh’s direct free kick dipped into the net past Lajong’s custodian Basant Singh in the 39th minute and went into the break with a 2 goal cushion.
Coach Thangboi Singto brought in P.C. Lalhlimthara for Wailadmi Passah at the start of the second half. He also brought on Samson Ramengmawia for Boithang Haokip, Friday Gbeneme for Sho Kamimura in the 74th and 86th minute respectively.
While Salgaocar’s manager David Booth brought on Milagres Gonsalves for John Wilkinson in the 46th minute, Brian Mascarenhas came in the 70th minute for G. Obatola and Collin Abranches came in for Fulganco Cardozo in the 80th minute.
Lajong got a couple of chances but failed to convert as the Goan outfit displayed an outstanding defensive performance, seeing off the Shillong side by 2 goals to nil.
With this win Salgaocar FC have climbed up to the 8th position with 20 points and Shillong Lajong FC are in the 11th position with 19 points.