Alen Deory heads home to give Lajong important win

By AIFF Media

Shillong, 27th November 2017: The Second match of the Hero I-League 2017-18 season started to The local tunes of Shillong, the match proceeded with Lajong playing offensive with a formation of 4-3-2-1 and Gokulam played rather defensive with a formation of 4-3-3. Eventually, the hosts garnered all three points in their season opener, all thanks to the 76th-minute goal by Alen Deory.

The first half was very interesting, rather electrifying. Both teams played their parts brilliantly with Lajong playing offensive and Gokulam playing defensive. The ball possession was not constant to any team and both teams were able to snatch the ball from each other making the ball juggle from one goalpost to the other.

There were a lot of attempts taken by both the sides but all of them were unable to penetrate into the goal. Either the ball was deflected by the goalkeeper or was overshot beyond the post. The two most important attempts taken in the first half were both by Samuel Lalmuanpuia, captain of Shillong Lajong.

At the end of the first half, two minutes extra time was given for either of the teams to play their magic. Unfortunately enough for both the teams, no goals were scored in the first half. The crowd of Shillong were rather disappointed at this goal-less first half.

The second half of the game was rather rougher than the first half. Although no serious fouls were committed, still the players were seen stumbling upon each other and the tackling was fierce. In this half of the game, Lajong had more ball possession, near about 60 percent.

There was one substitution each for Lajong as well as for Gokulam. In case of Lajong, Kynsailang Khongsit was called out of the game to be substituted by Samuel J Lyngdoh Kynshi. In case of Gokulam, Usman Ashik replaced Arif Shaikh.

The game was going well for Gokulam until the 76th minute when Alen Deory scored a header into the goal, assisted by the skipper Samuel Lalmuanpuia. It was a long free-kick taken by Samuel and Alen poked in a brilliant header to breach the resilient Gokulam defence.

After the goal, Gokulam went all guns blazing to score an equaliser but were unable to do so. Four minutes of extra time were given to the match and Gokulam tried to score but succumbed to Lajong’s defences.

Alen Deory went on to be the Hero of the match. In front of a strong home support, Lajong set off their Hero I-League journey with a clinical three-pointer.

Somaiya FC announces trials for the upcoming 2024-25 Season

Somaiya FC, having secured a commendable 5th position in the MFA Super Division last season, has announced open trials as they gear up for upcoming season. The team, known for…


VR Academy to conduct trials for 2024-25 Season

Mumbai based VR Academy has announced trials for the upcoming 2024-25 season. The club is looking for talented young players to join our esteemed academy and participate in various competitive…


MH ORANJE FC U-17 Trials for the Upcoming Season

With a proud legacy of nurturing talent and achieving excellence, Maharashtra Oranje FC has recently made waves with appearances in I-League 2, securing a remarkable runner-up position in the fiercely…


Football School of India announce trials for Young Talents

Football School of India (FSI) has announced trials for young football enthusiasts in the upcoming week of June. A golden opportunity for aspiring players to showcase their talents and potentially…


MFA Super League club Charkop FC to conduct open trials for upcoming Season

Calling all aspiring football stars! Charkop FC, a MFA super division club based in Charkop, Kandivali, is set to conduct Open Trials for the upcoming season. About Charkop FC: In…


Mumbai 42 Football Academy to conduct trials for Youth players

Newly established Mumbai 42 Football Academy will be conducting trials for young footballers in the upcoming week.


SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…