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R-3: 29.01.2014: PUNE FC 5-2 SHILLONG LAJONG - (FT..)
PFC : Haokip 3', 12', 15', Seuoka 43', Darko 44'
SLFC : Durga Boro 36', Cornell 75'

PFC : Amrinder, Dhanpal, Luciano, Matthew, Raju, Arata, Darko, Edgar, Sueoka, Ralte, Haokip.
SLF : Rehenesh, Aibor, Tamang, Samuel, Joseph, Robin, Zodingliana, Penn, Durga, Cornell, Uilliams. ?
REFEREE: Ranjit Bakshi

PUNE FC ARE IN A COMMENDABLE POSITION IN THE I LEAGUE : Haokip's fastest hattrick in I-League

Pune FC demolished Shillong Lajong today in an almost one sided encounter by a commanding margin of 5-3 at the Chatrapati Sivaji Sports Complex, Pune. The winners were leading by a margin of 5-1 at half time as the visitors reduced the margin at the middle of the second session.

It was a remarkable achievement for Haokip when he completed his hatrik within the 15 minutes of the first half. In fact this is the fastest hatrik recorded at the history of I league. Pune were in complete command over their opportants, Shillong Lajong, who had no idea to answer. Haokip's goal within the first fifteen minutes decided the match in favour of Pune FC.

Karim Bensharifa had a good pre season, participated in some of the major tournaments in India and abroad with an eye to combine Pune FC as a unit during the I league. The Moroccan coach are quite successful so far as it is proved that Pune FC is the most co ordinated and toughest team in this edition of I league. After a win against the defending champions Bangaluru FC, Pune today recorded yet another big margin win against Shillong Lajong.

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On the other hand this is Shillong Lajong’s second defeat in the league are not in a commendable position. The team is yet to prepare themselves for the league as the co ordination between the footballers were not build up.

FULL TIME. Pune FC beat Shillong Lajong 5-2
90'+2':Ball cleared from free kick
90'+2':Players Change in Pune FC: Lalramluaha in place of Sueoka.
90'+1':Bad tackle to Glen, free kick to Lajong
90':3 minutes of added time
89':Ball cleared from corner.
88':Arata's long ranger, Rehnesh fisted it wide. Corner to Pune
86':Ishfaq's long ranger, went wide
81':What a pass of Darko to Prakash, but his shot went over the bar. Brilliant chance.
80':Forward pass to Glen, but he is offside
79':Players Change in Lajong: Sandeep in place of Durga
77':Good chance to Robin, but he slipped and ball cleared in box
75':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Cornell reduced one more. Cool finish.
73':Players Change in Pune FC: Prakash in place of Haokip
69':Players Change in Lajong: Lenn in place of Uilliams
67':Players Change in Pune FC: Ishfaq in place Edgar.
61':Yellow Card. to Arata.
59':Chance to Sueoka, his shot just went wide
58':Score remained it same.
55':Pune's corner, cleared in defence
52':Pune's attack, Haokip is in offside position
49':tackle against Arata, free kick to Pune FC
47':Chance to Pune, Rehenesh saved the ball
46':Second half resumed
45' : 2 mins added time
44' : Darko dribbled pass the Lajong defender and scored
44' : GOOOOOOALLLLLL .........5th goal for PUNE FC
43' : Sueoka scored from Darko's pass
43' : GOOOOOOALLLLLL .......4th goal for PUNE FC
42' : Pune FC dominating are in search to increase goals
40' : Ararta shot punched by Raheneesh
36' : Durga Baro's long ranger beat Amarindra
36' : GOOOOOOALLLLLL ...... Lajong scored
34' : Ararindra collected a cetre from Ulliams
33' : WHAT A MISS .....Suoeka fails to head in an open goal
31' : Arata kicks wide from Edgar's center
28' : YELLOW CARD to Ralte for rough tackel to Ulliam
27' : YELLOW CARD to Gleen for play acting
26' : Edgar's shot went over the bar
24' : Defensive lapse of Lajong again, as Ararta just missed the target
21' : Penn's shot saved by Amarinda
20' : Pune Fc leading 3-0
17' : YELLOW CARD to Penn... rough tackel to Sueoka
15' : FASTEST HATRIK IN THE I LEAGUE < Within 15 min>
15' : Haokip scored from a powerfull shot from inside the 18 yards
15' : GOOOOOOALLLLLL ............Pune scored again
12' : Hoakip scored from Edgar's center from the left
12' : GOOOOOOALLLLLL ........2nd Goal for Pune
11' : Edgar's shot defected and goes out
10' : Arata fouled by Penn, freekick for Pune
9' : Penn's freekick sailed over the bar 8' : Gleen fouled by Ralte outside the 18 yards , free kick for Lajong
5' : Chance wasted for Lajong, Glen's center hit the bar after a defection from Raju
3' : Haokip scored from inside the box with a decent placing
1' : Arata tackled by Ibor in time
0' : Match started


Pune FC will be motivated to build on recent dominant form when they face Shillong Lajong FC in their first home game of the season in the I-League at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Thursday. Going into the Round-3 encounter, Pune FC will be confident after a dominant 3-1 win over defending champions Bengaluru FC in their own backyard in the previous round and will be keen to build on that.

Having played a total of sixteen games away from home since the start of the season in four different competitions, Pune FC will be excited to be playing in front of their home support and will want to begin on a positive note. The game on the morrow will be the second time both sides face off this season after their meeting in the Federation Cup opener exactly a month ago. Back then, Pune FC came from a goal down to beat Lajong 3-1 and will be hoping for a similar result this time around.

Speaking after a pre-match training session on Tuesday, Pune FC Coach Karim Bencherifa said, "I think it was a superb show from Pune FC with all the players giving an all-round performance on the field. Bengaluru FC is not an easy team to play especially in their home ground, but we dominated the game completely."He further added, "We are very excited to play our first home game in front of our supporters. The result in the previous game has boosted the team’s morale and we hope for a similar performance against Lajong at home."

However, going by the past results, the job at hand won't be an easy one given the fact that all four I-League games between the two sides at the Balewadi stadium so far have ended in draws.


08/03/14 – I-L – Pune FC 2-2 SLFC  
29/09/13 – I-L – SLFC 0-0 Pune FC  
24/03/13 – I-L – Pune FC 2-2 SLFC  
29/12/12 – I-L – SLFC 1-2 Pune FC  
28/01/12 – I-L – SLFC 1-1 Pune FC  
22/10/11 – I-L – Pune FC 0-0 SLFC   
20/03/10 – I-L – SLFC 1-0 Pune FC   
08/11/09 – I-L – Pune FC 1-1 SLFC  
14/04/09 – I2D – SLFC 2-0 Pune FC  

The last time both sides faced off in Balewadi, Pune FC came from a goal down to equalise right at the death in 2-2 draw. Nonetheless, Pune FC will be eager to break this deadlock and get a first home win over the Northeast side. On the team news front, Pune FC will be boosted by the return of a few players from injury notably striker Prakash Thorat and skipper Anas Edathodika, although a decision on their availability will only be made tomorrow.

Nonetheless, new signings Darko Nikac and Edgar Marcelino have boosted the team's morale having settled in quickly and will play an important role on matchday. On the other hand, Lajong come into the game after a narrow 1-0 win over Mumbai FC which was a welcome change after suffering five consecutive losses since the start of the Federation Cup and the I-League.

The Thangboi Singto-led side will depend heavily on the foreign duo of strikers Cornell Glen and Uilliams Souza while newly signed medio Penn Orji will be their engine in the midfield. Local Indian players in skipper Aiborlang Khongjee, attacker Boithang Haokip and striker Semilen Doungal will add the experience to the line up.

Over the years, both sides have faced off twelve times in all competitions with seven drawn affairs. Having logged just two wins compared to Lajong's three, Pune FC will be eager to set the record straight. Meanwhile, in eight I-League meetings so far both sides have shared a win each.