From a Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 24: Shillong Lajong FC reached the title clash as they defeated Oil India 3-1in the semil of the Meghalaya Invitation Football Tourment at the SSA ground Polo on Thursday.
Oil India took an early lead in the 7th minute and it was also the only goal scored in the first half of the match.
Shillong Lajong displayed a much stronger and more entertaining second half and closed the game with three goals in total against Oil India.
Nim Dorjee Tamang cancelled out Oil India's goal after he tapped in a Redeem Tlang pass in the 50th minute and levelled the score line at 1-1. They kept on moving forward and started to add immense pressure on the Oil players. They broke the Oil defence again after combining exceptiolly well up front with Hardycliff Nongbri netting in the 84th minute.
Two minutes later, Bipin Singh made a terrific run and beats Nihal Das, the Oil India custodian, and then blasted the ball from outside the box to make it 3-1 in the 86th minute of the game.
Lajong will take the challenge of GTC Shillong in the fil on November 26.