I-League: Shillong Lajong rally to hold Sporting Clube de Goa

Shillong Lajong held Sporting Clube de Goa to a 1-1 draw in the Hero I-League at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, here on Saturday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 28, 2015, 23:03 PM IST
I-League: Shillong Lajong rally to hold Sporting Clube de Goa

Margao: Shillong Lajong held Sporting Clube de Goa to a 1-1 draw in the Hero I-League at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, here on Saturday.

Sporting Clube de Goa struck early goal through Anthony Wolfe in the fourth minute, but failed to capitalise on the advantage.

Sporting Clube de Goa finished their first leg engagement are at the bottom with 5 points from 10 matches, while Shillong Lajong have pocketed seven points from nine games.

Still searching for their first win, Goa looked sharper in the attack after Odafe Okolie inclusion helped the team strike first.

They looked more enterprising with the strikers and midfielders combining well as they dominated more of the first half but Lajong's Cornell Glen found the equaliser in the 42nd minute.

Shillong Lajong were reduced to ten men in the early second half after their keeper Vishal Keith received a red card from referee Tanmoi Dhar for coming out of his charge and parried the ball to prevent Wolfe from scoring.

Keeper Kunzang Bhutia replaced David Ngaihte and the visitors pressed more men in the defense and did well in contenting the rival strike force where Odafe came close to scoring once but was unlucky as his shot hit the cross bar.

Sporting, who pressed hard to score, too were reduced to ten men when defender Joyner Lourenco got his second card in the 78th minute for a foul on Penn Orji.

Sporting's Odafe, who worked hard upfront was declared the man of the match.