Shillong, Feb 20: Hosts Shillong Lajong maged to beat reigning champions Aizawl FC 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
Koffi (58th minute ) and Jagne (73rd minute) smacked a couple of goals for the hosts before Dodoz halved the gap (90+5th minute) for the visitors in the added minutes.
Going into the match, Shillong Lajong FC’s assistant coach Alison Kharsyntiew made two changes to the line-up with Novin and Khongsit replacing Koffi and Deory. Aizawl FC were without Lalrosanga as a result of him being sent off during their last match against Indian Arrows. Kimkima made his debut in his second Aizawl stint and Valpuia replaced Afghan defender Masih Saighani.
With the win, Lajong increased the gap with the champions to three points as they have now 21 points from 17 points, 3 more from the champions who have played 2 matches fewer.
Lajong will host Indian Arrows next on February 23 and Aizawl FC will make a long tour to Chandigarh to face Minerva Punjab FC three days later. IANS