The first ever i-league game in the northeast played between Air India and SLFC was an occasion which drew crowds of around 30,000 to the stadium in Shillong . The atmosphere leading up to the kick off was electrifying as the 30,000 strong Lajong fans chanted “LAJONG LAJONG” as the teams made their way towards the pitch. All it took was 45 seconds for Lajong’s Daniel to drive the ball into the goal leaving the airmen stunned and making the crowd go crazy. A second was soon to follow on the 29th minute with some individual brilliance from Tuboi making it 2 goals and a third in the 2nd half of play was the final nail in the coffin.
Niwan-O Gatpoh was awarded the man of the match.