In the first half both sides had equal ball possession but were not able to find their targets.
The solitary goal came from Marcos Pereira of Southern Samity utilizing a free kick in the 62’
Coach Reddy said, “We did not give a good performance as the boys are still trying to adjust to the new formation. They have been playing non-stop and some have been injured which is not an ideal preparation for their next I- League match”.
He also said that, “SLFC dominated the first half and were looking very strong. It is good to see young players getting a chance to play at this level. Southern Samity has 3 points and we have 4, if their next game is a draw or fail to win, Lajong will gain an entry into the semi-finals”.
Southern Samity who have managed only three points so far will have to play a very crucial match against Army XI on March 17 as a win will ensure a place for the team in the semi-finals. If crashed out Shillong Lajong FC will qualify for the semi-finals.
The first semi-final match will be held on March 17 at 6:45pm.