12.3.16 : SALGAOCAR 1-0 SHILLONG LAJONG - ( FT.. )
SAL : Gilbert Oliviera 30'

SAL : Karanjit, Gurjinder, Keegan, Eder, Periara, Alex, Gilbert, Dias, Jackichand, Mbraga, Haokip.

SLF : Vishal, Tamang, Aibor, Sadap, Preetam, S.Singh, Penn, Lalte, Fabio, Bipin, Lalmuanpuia.

REF : M.B.Santosh Kumar ..

FULL TIME Salgaocar beat Shillong Lajong 1-0 at home.
90'+1':Jackichand's low free kick, cleared in defence.
90': 5 minutes of added time.
90':Aibor brought down Calvin outside box, free kick to Salgaocar in a very good position .
86':Players Change in Lajong: Alen in place of Samuel
85':Players Change in Salgaocar: Rosaria in place of injured Keenan.
80':Brian's shot, deflected by keeper Vishal, nearly causing another goal scoring chance to Salgaocar.
78':Samuel's shot, straight to keeper Karanjit.
76':Ball cleared from free kick, corner to Lajong.
75':Yellow Card to Lenny Pereira and free kick to Lajong.
72':Boithang's free kick, went wide.
68':Substitution of Salgaocar: Seityasen in place of Semboi Haokip.
64':Samuel's long ranger, went over the bar.
60':Yellow Card to Samuel for his bad tackle to Calvin.
55':Plenty of chances to Lajong FC in the early of second half, but they are failed to capitalize from it.
52':Brilliant cross but straight to Karanjit.
51':Lajong's corner, cleared in defence.
46':Substitution of Lajong: Boithang replaces Sana Singh .
46':Second half resumed.
45': 2 minutes added time
42': Salgaocar are in control of the proceedings, Lajong rely on counter attacks
38': REPLACEMENT FOR LAJONG: Issac in, Bipin out
33': A chance for Salgaocar, but Jackichand shoots wide from inside the 18 yards 30': GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL.........Salgaocar scored
27': A well combined move by Haokip and Jackichand, but timely cleared by Salgaocar defense
23': REPLACEMENT FOR SALGAOCAR : Alesh out, Brain in
19" Mbraga failed to head in an open goal following a cross pass from Jackichand
13': Haokip failed to trap a ball following a free kick from Jackichand, ball rolled out for a goal kick
11': YELLOW CARD to Preetam, he fouled Jackichand from behind
9'; A good cross pass by Zodinliana but cleared by Keegan, Fabio was following
6': A good tackle by Chinglensana, he denies Mbraga who was looking dangerous just outside the 18 yards box.
3': Chance for Lajong, Peen shoots wide from a close range
0': Match started

Salgaocar FC will host Shillong Lajong FC on the 12th March in the second leg encounter of the Hero I-League at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa at 4:30pm. The match will telecast live on Ten Action. Lajong beat Salgaocar 1-0 in the first leg clash held on the 28th January 2016 in Shillong. It was Lajong’s new Brazilian recruit Fabio Penna Henrique who scored the winning goal.

Singto’s side are coming into this fixture after losing against Bengaluru FC 0-2 in Shillong. This was Lajong’s first loss at home in the current I-League season. Thangboi has stressed many times that the only thing stopping the team from collecting wins is due to lack of goals coming in this season. In his own words he said, “Goals help the team to win matches. If you don’t score then you cannot win.”

The youngsters have formed an integral part of the team this year and we have seen good performances on the pitch coming from Vishal Kaith at the Goal, Sana Singh and Pritam Kumar on the defence, on the wings Bipin Singh and Rupert Nongrum including Samuel Lalmuanpuia upfront. As for Lajong’s foreign recruit, Penn Orji has started in every single I-League match and has played a crucial role at the centre of the park.

Brazilian Striker Fabio Penna who was signed by the Reds this season has scored only one goal thus far. Thangboi believes in Fabio’s capabilities and the striker can prove to be dangerous once he is fully settled in the match. Uilliams and Yusuke will not feature in tomorrow’s match due to injury. Thangboi confirmed, “Uilliams and Yusuke has not travelled with us due to injury.”

On asking the Lajong gaffer about the team’s preparation for tomorrow’s match he said, “We are putting our best foot forward on our preparations for the match vs Salgoacar FC.”He further said, “We need to play better than the last match at home as Salgoacar has strengthened with experienced players. We go to the game with a positive belief that we can win the match.” “The aim is not to concede and score goals”, he concluded.

Meanwhile, the Goan outfit Salgaocar FC are heading into this fixture after playing a 2-2 draw against Mumbai FC at home. Jackichand Singh and Brian Mascarenhas scored a piece for their team. Salgaocar who are tied on 9 points with DSK Shivajians at the bottom of the I-League table have a good record at home against Lajong and will look to better their position in the League by making the most of the home advantage.

Salgaocar have won only two matches, drew thrice and lost six times. Despite their major setback this season, they have scored the third highest number of goals so far with 16 goals after Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC. They have also conceded 21 goals which is the highest from all the I-League clubs and hence the cause of their downfall.

Their major strengths have been finding the back of the net and with a change in the coaching staff, the Goan outfit certainly have a big game plan tomorrow against Lajong. Lajong are just three points away from climbing up to the fourth position and Thangboi’s troops will hope to make it right and deliver a match winning team performance.

It will be an interesting clash tomorrow as Salgaocar will also look to avoid being in the danger zone and aim for a win at home. A tight contest awaits at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa and the Lajong Faithfuls can watch the Match Live on Ten action at 4:30pm.