Shillong trounces Churchill Brothers at home: The Talking Points

Ragini Roy  |  I-League  |  1 Year Ago

Having started the season on a high, Shillong Lajong looks complacent in the second home fixture as they hosted Churchill Brothers from Goa. Lajong beat the debutants Gokulam Kerala FC in their opening fixture and surprised the Goans by an early lead through Redeem Tlang. Churchill Brothers on the other hand were lethal throughout the length of the game and had taken the tempo of the game by scuff of the neck and created many chances to score the equaliser. 


Here are the three talking points to describe the match:



Individual Brilliance


Shillong Lajong has said it with the shut mouths that they’re in for an unprecedented season. The highlanders’ front force led by Laurence Doe, Alan Deory Juho and Redeem Tlang was enough to keep CB at bay. From high balls to speedy counterattack, Shillong Lajong ensured no loose ends. The two goals which were scored through Redeem and Samuel Kynshi both showed brilliant skills before getting off the mark in the goal tally. 



Glimpse of an Old Churchill Brothers


Despite losing the game by a couple of brilliantly planned goals, Churchill Brothers looked precise and fast on the pitch today. Considering it to be their first match of the season, the Goans were able to restrict the highlanders on just two. Good defending, more than just the brilliant passing and skills while they’re above par on the set pieces.



I-League in Northeast in no less


The match between Shillong Lajong and Churchill Brothers gathered as many as 8,000 spectators while Hotter received more than 4,000 hits on their media server. A perfectly maintained pitch to a renovated stadium, Shillong Lajong are in for something bog this time, and by bagging the possible six points out of two matches. 




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