Shillong Lajong Football Club defeated Nongkrem SC today by 1-0 in Gionee Shillong Premier League match played at the JN Stadium, Shillong.
Hardy Cliff Nongbri scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute.
In the first half, Lajong controlled possession and created a lot of chances. Meanwhile, Nongkrem were attacking well on the counter. The pace of the Nongkrem forward line troubled the Lajong defence on more than one occasion but could not convert their chances. They even had a one on one chance but Lajong custodian came off his line to deny the goal. Lajong almost scored in the first half after a shot taken by Hardy hit the bar.
The second half was as entertaining as the first where both teams were adventurous in their attack. Lajong kept creating several chances but Nongkrem keeper played a good match today and denied clear chances. However, Lajong broke the deadlock in the 70th minute when Hardy found himself some space inside the box for an easy tap in goal after an assist by Samuela. Nongkrem had a couple of good chances to equalise when an effort at goal was saved by the keeper which deflected against the bar but the keeper ensured the ball was put away to safety.
Lajong held on until the final whistle to ensure all three points. Lajong have now earned 20 points from 8 matches played so far and remain undefeated in the Gionee Shillong Premier league. They will play their next match against Rangadajied United FC on 4th October 2016.