Lajong beat Chirag 1-0 in Guwahati

Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 19:59 PM IST

Guwahati: Local favourites Shillong Lajong FC edged past Chirag United, Kerala 1-0 in their I-league encounter on Thursday.

Playing before a capacity crowd at the Nehru Stadium, Lajong scored the all-important goal through Christopher Chizoba`s spotkick in the 30th minute, and held on to the lead till the end.

Chizoba scored the goal after Lajong forward James Gibilee was brought down by Chirag defender Isaac Baokiji inside the box.

The Kerala side launched several forays into the Lajong half in second session but failed to score, mainly due to a solid defensive tactics by the Meghalaya team.

With today`s win, Lajong earned three points to take their tally in the league to 16, while the Kerala outfit remained on eight.

Chirag arrived here late in the evening due to flight delay and were short of match practice, but fought bravely against the spirited Shillong club.