Shillong Lajong FC defeated Churchill Brothers SC, 2-1, in the 2nd round of the I-League Under-20 final phase on the 9th of May 2012 at Kalyani.
In the first half, both sides equally dominated the proceedings but were not able to find the back of the net and the score was 0-0 at the end of half time.
After the lemon break, Shillong Lajong FC brought in Norasius Kharumnuid for Rupert Nongrum and he netted the first goal of the match in the 50’.
Redeem Tlang went on to score the second goal in the 76’ which was assisted by Lalnunmawia and Shillong Lajong FC was leading 2-0.
Nicholas Fernandez managed to pull one back for the Goan side but was not able to breach Lajong’s defence as the boys stood strong till the referee blew the final whistle.
Shillong Lajong’s U-20 team manager S. Challam said that,” We desperately needed the three points today to be in contention. The second half of play was very good for us with the attacking play of Norasius and Redeem Tlang. The defence had some shaky moments in the dying minutes of the game but stood tough. I hope the boys play the next game with the same spirit and determination”.
Shillong Lajong FC (Under-20) will take on Prayag United on the 12th of May 2012 at Kalyani.