Shillong Lajong FC Junior players defeated Central Coast Mariners FC from Australia by 2-1 today in the U-17 Subroto Cup International Football Tournament held at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.
Lajong Junior Reds started the match on a positive note and played the first half with a lot of confidence. Lajong forward, Donboklang gave the lead in the 42nd minute after an assist from teammate, Loya.
Lajong were leading 1-0 at half time.
Lajong juniors displayed a very good game today and had majority of the ball possession.
They scored another goal in the second half with Donbok again converting Rony’s assist in the 56th minute.
Central Coast Mariners from Australia managed to score one goal but were not able to level the scoreline.
Lajong Juniors continued to press forward and were very eager to score more goals but the Central Coast backline defended well in the closing stages of the match.
The referee blew the final whistle and Lajong earned three points from their first game.
Lajong Juniors will play their next game against Tata Football Academy on Thursday.