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Shillong Lajong clinches thrilling 2-1 victory over TRAU FC

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Shillong, Nov 25: In a thrilling clash at SSA Stadium, Shillong Lajong came from behind to continue their unbeaten streak in the I-League 2023 with a nail-biting 2-1 win against Manipur’s Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC.

Shillong Lajong clinches thrilling 2-1 victory over TRAU FC

The Shillong boys were caught off guard by TRAU’s early goal, however within a span of 5 minutes the Lajong boys rallied back with Captain Hardy Cliff Nongbri’s swift equalizer in the 18th minute.

Shillong Lajong clinches thrilling 2-1 victory over TRAU FC
Captain Hardy Cliff Nongbri

The second half saw Lajong’s relentless dominance, backed by their passionate home crowd. In a dramatic turn, an own-goal by TRAU’s M.P Gogoi in the 87th minute sealed Lajong’s hattrick victory at home turf, securing their jump to third place in the league standings with 12 points.

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In the five home matches, Shillong Lajong picked up an impressive 11 points out of 15, with draws against NEROCA and Sreenidi Deccan FC, and a hat-trick of wins against Gokulam Kerala, Delhi FC, and TRAU FC.

Shillong Lajong will now faces a challenging away game against Rajasthan FC on December 3.

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