FED CUP 2014-15: Shilong Lajong lost 1-2 to Salgaocar SC.

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31.12.2014 : SALGAOCAR -- 2-1 -- SHILLONG LAJONG ( FT...)
SAL: Bikas Jairu 59', Gurjinder Kumar 67'
SLFC : Jacob - 90+2.
SAL : Subrata, Francis, Pawan, Gurjinder, Rosario, Saran, Rocus, Douhou, Gilbert, Duffy, Bikash.
SLFC : Vishal, Aibor, Nim Dorjee, Robin, Samuel, Jacob, Milan, Boithang, Lenn, Ngaihte, Durga .

MOM : Gurjinger Kumar - SALGAOCAR.
SLFC Press release : Salgaocar FC beat Shillong Lajong FC by 2-1 in the Federation Cup match today in Tilak Maidan, Goa with Goals from Bikash Jairu & Gurjinder Kumar for Salgaocar whilst a deflected shot by Jacob earned the only goal for Lajong in the final minute of the game. Both teams were looking to have a good result today after losing their first respective Group B matches.

Salgaocar enjoyed a lot of possession from the start and could have taken the lead on a couple of occasions in the first quarter of the half. Lajong were predominantly on the back foot as the Goan side dominated majority of the first half but were denied a goal several times by the impressive Junior Lajong Custodian Vishal Kaith. Lajong who were struggling to keep the ball, had to replace Durga Boro with Lalrammuana near the half hour mark due to injury. As neither teams managed to score, both teams were level at half time.

The second half kicked off in similar fashion for Salgaocar FC as they continued to create a lot of chances and even hit the woodwork. Lajong worked hard to press forward but did not manage to make any impact. In the 58th minute, Vishal Kaith was finally beaten when Bikash Jairu beat the offside trap and scored with his left foot. The goal brought more energy into the game as Salgaocar FC keeper, Subrata Pal was forced to make his first real save for his team after a swift attacking move from Lajong.

Salgaocar however doubled the lead in the 67th minute via Gurjinder Kumar who nodded the ball into the net from a corner. The young team from the North East did not give up as they kept pressing hard for a comeback and created more chances forward. The Reds were eventually awarded a consolation goal in the dying seconds of the second half as Jacob's shot was deflected by the Salgaocar defender and the ball landed inside the goal.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of Salgaocar FC but it was a well fought match for Lajong. The Reds will play their next Federation Cup Group B Match against Bengaluru FC on the 2nd of January 2015 in Tilak Maidan, Goa at 4 pm.

31.12.2014 : SALGAOCAR -- 2-1 -- SHILLONG LAJONG ( FT...)
SAL: Bikas Jairu 59', Gurjinder Kumar 67'
SLFC : jr. 14 - 90+2.
SAL : Subrata, Francis, Pawan, Gurjinder, Rosario, Saran, Rocus, Douhou, Gilbert, Duffy, Bikash.
SLFC : Vishal, Aibor, Nim Dorjee, Robin, Samuel, Jacob, Milan, Boithang, Lenn, Ngaihte, Durga .

MOM : Gurjinger Kumar - SALGAOCAR.
FT : Salgaocar win the 2nd match beat Shillong Lajong 2-1.
90+2': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-1 now. Shillong Lajong reduced the margin through Jacob.
67': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-0 to Salgaocar now. Gurjinder Kumar scored from a header off Saran singh corner
62': Out of total 10 corner, Salgaocr earned 7 while Lajong earned 3.
59': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Salgaocar. Bikash Jairu scored from Duffy's pass.
49': Salgaocar missed a chance, Saran singh's corner and Paban's shot hits the cross bar.
47': 2nd half match starts.
37': GOA PRO LEAGUE 2014 winner Salgaocar is attacking more and more, Duffy,Saran,Gibert combination is attacking.
35': Duffy, Gilbert missed chance to score and score remain 0-0.
30': 0-0 is the scoreline.
22': STAT-kolkatafootball.com: In the last encounter Durrel Duffy scored 2 and Dudu scored 1 against Shillong Lajong in I-League 2013-14 where Salgaocar won 3-1, Boithang scored for Shillong Lajong.
18' STAT-kolkatafootball.com: Salgaocar lost 0-4 to Shillong Lajong in FED Cup 2013-14 on 15.01.2014. Scorers were Tuboi, Glenn, Taisuke and Reedme Tamang.
13': Another attack of Salgaocar through Duffy but saved by keeper.
7': Attack of Salgaocar earned corner kick. Gurjinder's corner and Douhou's header went to Vishal.
5': 0-0 is the scoreline.
1': Match kicked-off.

FED CUP 2014-15: Shilong Lajong to face Salgaocar SC.

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SLFC Press release : On New Year's Eve, the Tilak Maidan Goa will witness a clash between a buoyant Shillong Lajong FC and home crowd favourites Salgaocar FC in a Group B Match of the Federation Cup 2014-15 Football Tournament at 4:00 pm.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat to Pune FC in their first game and will look to bounce back in their second Group B fixture on Wednesday. The Lajong Gaffer, Thangboi Singto fielded a young team and gave first team start to teenager and Lajong Academy Product Lalrammuana who also scored his first senior team goal. Other young players like Kunzang Bhutia was in front of goal, Nim Dorjee Tamang along with Samuel Shadap in defense and Jacob Lalrawngbawla in Midfield.

Senior players who featured in the first match were Aibor Khongjee who also captained the Reds and was seen at the heart of the Lajong Defense along with Sikkimese defender Robin Gurung; Manipuri sensations, Milan Singh and Boithang Haokip were in Midfield, while India International Seiminlen Doungel and Assamese lad Durga Boro played upfront. Lajong's dynamism in the attacking midfield will surely be an immense boost in order to supply ammunition to the striking forces of Durga Boro and Seiminlen Doungel who Lajong will heavily rely upon after a poor start to the Federation Cup campaign.

Coach Thangboi Singto has immense faith in his youthful squad although the team lost their first match. He believes that the 'Never-Say-Die-Spirit' is living amongst them and the lads continue to remain content and determined knowing what is at stake for tomorrow’s fixture.

Singto said,The morale of the team is good but only one day gap between matches does not really help in preparations. We are doing the best we can in a short time. We expect to improve on our previous performance tomorrow against a very experienced Salgaocar side. The Reds will look to turn things around against Salgaocar and take all three points as the team will settle for nothing less than a victory."

On the other side, Goan outfit, Salgaocar FC lost in the opening fixture of the Federation Cup to I-League 2013-14 Champions, Bengaluru FC by a score line of 3-2. However, the Durand Cup Winners from Goa will look to bring back their incredible form of play and also pray for a miracle in their quest as they would not like to leave their home ground on New Year’s Eve disappointed.

Lajong and Salgaocar will head into the clash tomorrow knowing that all three points are crucial with Bengaluru FC and Pune FC sitting on top after having won their first respective matches of the tournament. Lajong will look to nab a few goals and display an attacking game of football in what will be an enticing encounter on Wednesday at the Tilak Maidan Vasco, Goa.