Shillong, Feb 11: DSK Shivajians rode on Sanju Pradhan and Shane McFaul's goals to beat Shillong Lajong FC 2-1, ending their four-match winning streak at home in the I-league, here today, February 11.
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A confident Shillong Lajong FC went with an unchanged playing XI but failed miserably against the visitors, who had made two changes to their side after losing their last match against Bengaluru FC.
Injured Sasa Kolunija and Sumeet Passi were replaced by Rookie Kima and Sanju Pradhan respectively.
The Dave Rogers-coached squad made the best of the first half, scoring their first goal in the 16th minute of the match, whereas Shillong Lajong wasted the opportunities that came their way even as Cameroonian striker Dipanda Dicka found a fine equaliser.
The second goal came from Shillong Lajong in the 34th minute of the match. It was 10 minutes later that Shane McFaul scored the winning goal for DSK Shivajians after the Lajong keeper failed to make a good clearance of a corner kick.
After the break, the Shivajians looked more composed with the maximum amount of ball possession in the match.
The hosts had the chance to level the scores in the 70th minute of the match when Kosham's shot missed the target and hit the crossbar.
After the win, Shivajians have nine points in their kitty while Lajong have 12 and both the teams are placed at sixth and fourth positions respectively.
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