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Shillong Lajong 2 (Kynsaibor Lhuid 52’, 61’)
AIFF Media Team

SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong FC moved to the fifth position in the I-League 2023–24 table when they defeated NEROCA FC by two second-half goals at the SSA Stadium on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Kynsaibor Lhuid scored both goals for the winners.

The SSA Stadium, which is also the home ground of NEROCA FC, brought no luck for the Manipur side, who are now definitely involved in a grim battle with TRAU FC to avoid relegation. Having managed only seven points from 14 outings, NEROCA FC are definitely in deep trouble and need to improve dramatically in the remaining rounds to clamour up the ladder. Sunday’s defeat was their sixth on the trot.

Shillong Lajong FC have surely heaved a sigh of relief for managing to grab full three points after being defeated in their last two outings. Their tally of points has now gone up to 22 from 14 matches, placing them behind serious title hunters Mohammedan Sporting, Gokulam Kerala FC, Sreenidi Deccan and Real Kashmir FC.