Dear Lajong Faithfuls,
This Hero I-League season has been an emotional, roller coaster ride. Our anthem says that it’s a long, long road, but this year’s journey has also been a bumpy one. There were those moments when we were on a high, but there were those low periods, too, yet through it all we had you behind us and cheering us all the way.
We could never have imagined that it would come down to the last match of the season to decide our fate. But in “Thangboi Singto We Trusted” and it paid off in the most sensational way when the Reds took on East Bengal at Lajong’s Fortress on Saturday, with the nearly-packed JN Stadium witnessing one of the most thrilling matches. We took the lead early and then lost it, but the second half belonged to us, it belonged to all of you, and the Reds came through in style, winning the crucial game 5-1.
We thank you, Lajong Faithfuls, for being our Rock and Pillar of Strength and we hope we have repaid your faith in us. The Club has come a long way since 2009 when we first gained an I-League berth. We were the sole team in the league from the North East at that stage and our aim has always been to represent all of our Brothers and Sisters in the region on the national stage through the beautiful game of football, loved by the passionate fans from this part of the country. You have cheered us on and supported us ever since and we couldn’t be more proud and grateful to have the best Football Fans in India!
Your faith in us keeps us going and we will be back next season with an assurance that we will work harder and come back stronger.
Every member of the Team has played their part in our season, but we have to take time to single out our “Trinidad Titan” Cornell Glen, who ended the year as the second highest goal scorer in the I-League with 16 goals, just one shy of the top spot. He pulled off 2 hat-tricks in the space of 2 weeks and has really made Shillong his own.
We promise to continue to entertain you with the Best of Football and we will see you very soon at the JNS! So, until we meet again, Take Care and a Huge God Bless to you, Lajong Faithfuls.