Shillong Lajong FC registered a 3-1 win against Dempo SC in the I-League Under 20 final phase at Kalyani.
Sheriton of Dempo SC scored the first goal in the 8th minute. But Shillong Lajong FC went all out in an attacking mode and equalized in the 23rd minute with a superb 30 yard range shot by Jacob.
Shillong Lajong’s dominance in the first half was evident when Noracious Kharumnuid doubled the advantage in the 34th minute.
SLFC went into the break with a two goal cushion.
Shillong Lajong FC started the second half with a good spell of ball possession and Redeem Tlang found the back of the net in the 63rd minute and piled pressure in Dempo SC’s squad. Shillong Lajong’s defense was unbeaten and prevented their rivals from finding the back of the net till the referee blew the final whistle.
Shillong Lajong FC’s manager, S.Shallam said that, “We went in with a must win situation and we wanted to finish the last game with a win. It was a tough match against Dempo but the fighting spirit of the boys was great”.
Shillong Lajong FC is currently at the third position in the League’s standings.