USC vs SLFC Preview

IMG-20140222-WA0004 - CopyUnited Sports Club will play host to Shillong Lajong FC at the Kalyani Stadium on Sunday at 2:30PM, which will be the first match for the “Reds” after the I-League break.

The Shillong outfit were supposed to play against Mohammedan Sporting Club on the 16th of February but the match had been postponed to a later date which will be confirmed by the AIFF.

The Reds will certainly go all out for a win tomorrow and seal their first win since the I-League break. Lajong’s last I-League match was on the 21st of December and registered a 2-1 win over  Dempo SC.

The Reds were seen last playing in the Federation Cup and although they could not qualify for the semi-finals they indeed displayed a stunning performance losing just once out of their three group stage matches.

Crossing over, Shillong Lajong head into this match in top form and won thrice and lost twice in their last five matches. While United SC have won just once, drew once and lost three out of their last five games.

United drew ( 1 -1 ) their last match against Mumbai FC as they conceded a last minute goal by Nicholas Rodrigues. Thangboi Singto’s men will consider this as the opportune moment to bring down the Kolkata side considering their poor form and their target man Ranti Martins who has moved to Rangdajied United.

Lajong will be without the services of Taisuke Matsugae and Milan Singh who are both out due to injury. Uilliams is expected to make a comeback tomorrow as he was out for few months due to injury. The club will also look to play their new and only signing during the second window, Durga Boro the prolific striker from Assam.

Shillong Lajong FC Coach Thangboi Singto said, “We need a strong and a positive start after the break and getting the three points will be great.”

“United plays a good brand of football and they have good experienced players. It’s going to be a tough match for us but we have to perform together as a team and one unit to win. We will be missing Taisuke and Milan which is a big setback. But this will provide an opportunity to other players to play and do well,” he concluded.

Tomorrow’s match promises to be an exciting encounter with The Reds in a breezing form and the Kolkata outfit will definitely put up a thrilling show and try to better their position in the I-League table.