Lajong, Chirag split points in I-League
Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC managed to evade Chirag United`s late resurgence to eke out a 1-1 draw against the visitors in a 23rd round I-League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Lajong scored through Daniel Bidemi (38th minute) to go into the brether with a 1-0 lead.
Lajong came tentalisingly close towards securing full points from the encounter, only to be denied by a late equaliser by Edmilson (83rd).
Lajong got their first scoring opportunity in the 16th minute when Bidemi set the ball for Anil Gurung inside the danger circle but he failed to failed to collect it cleanly, thereby wasting a fine chance.
Lajong finally scored eight minutes from the interval through Bidemi, whon shot the ball home after a brilliant run from the midfield.
After the change of ends Chirag pressed hard for the equaliser but it eluded them till the 83rd minute.
Referee P K Bose awarded a free kick in favour of the visitors after Aibor Khongjee brought down Edmilson, who made no mistake in finding the back of the Lajong net.
Despite having the upper hand, Lajong failed to capitalise on a number of opportunities as the home team continued to struggle with their conversion rate.
With today`s result, Lajong moved to the eight position in the table with 26 points, while Chirag is placed fifth with 32 points.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion on clashes at JNU over Afzal Guru row
- DNA: JNU students clash over Afzal Guru row
- JNU students call terrorist Afzal Guru a martyr amid anti-nationalist slogans
- PM Modi breaks protocol to receive Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Al Nahyan
- Panel discussion on clashes at JNU over Afzal Guru row- Part II
- Drunk girl creates ruckus in Delhi's Connaught Place; arrested - Watch
- JNU erupts over 'Shaheed Afzal Guru', 'Azad Kashmir'; rival student groups clash, police deployed
- AAP poster showing Arvind Kejriwal with Bhindranwale sparks row in Punjab
- Video of Hanumanthappa's rescue that went viral on social media is fake - Watch
- Digangana Suryavanshi chops off her mane on Salman Khan's advice—See pics!