U18 SPL: Lajong beat Malki
Shillong Lajong FC beat Malki SC by 2-1 in the U-18 Shillong Premier League at Polo Ground Shillong on Monday.
The match had a slow build up in the first half as both teams tried to create chances in front of goal. Malki suffered a red card in the 25thminute but managed to take the lead in the 31st minute after a goal was scored by PK Suting.
Lajong youngster, Donboklang troubled Malki’s defence on several occasions with his blistering pace but Malki’s defence remained resolute.
The second half was a much improved one for Lajong as they had more ball possession and controlled the game well. Malki worked hard on the counter but were not clinical. Lajong eventually equalised in the 52nd minute after a corner was not cleared by Malki’s defence and Romen pounced on the opportunity to tap the ball into the back of the net.
A couple of minutes later, it was Samuel Kynshi who gave Lajong the lead after beating the keeper with a half volley shot towards goal. Past the hour mark, there was a collision between Lajong’s Goalkeeper and Malki’s Striker which resulted in the latter being taken off the field on a stretcher. The incident resulted in two red cards being shown to Malki’s Forward Player and Lajong’s Goalkeeper after an altercation.
The game ended 2-1 in favour of the Lajong youngsters and picked up two wins from two matches. They will play their next Under-18 SPL match on 9th June 2017 against Boys Sports Coy 58 GTC.