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Lajong registers first win of the year, one ups Indian Arrows

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: Shillong Lajong FC registered their first win of the year as they went on to defeat the AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows 1-0 and moved up a place in the points table with 14 points from 9 matches. The match was held at the JN Stadium in Shillong on Monday.
The REDS made two changes in their starting line up as captain Samuel Lalmuanpuia came in replacing Redeem Tlang and Kynsailang Khongsit was brought in to fill the void of injured Laurence Doe. From the very first kick of the game, the home side looked quite positive with the ball, playing with an attacking intent. It was as early as the 4th minute when Lajong were awarded a freekick which yielded no positive result.

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U-16 Republic Cup kicks off in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: The Republic Cup, an U-16 football tournament organised by the Meghalaya Football Players Association, kicked off on Monday morning at Third Ground, Polo.
Two fixtures were held on the opening day. In Group A Nongthymmai Football Coaching Centre and Lumshyiap FC played out a 1-1 draw, while the second game, in Group B, saw Upper Shillong steamroll Mawpat FC 7-0.

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I-League: Lajong hopes to pick up maximum points against Indian Arrows

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: After earning their first point of 2018 against Chennai City, Shillong Lajong FC are all set to host the AIFF Developmental Side, Indian Arrows on Monday at the JN Stadium Shillong at 5:30 PM.
The Reds are coming into this game after playing a goalless draw against Chennai City FC on January 5, 2018 in Shillong. Lajong had many chances in this match and were a much dominant side than Chennai but unfortunately were not able to convert their chances into goals. Shillong Lajong is currently in the 5th position with 11 points from 8 games. They have won and lost thrice and drawn two times.

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Niaw Wasa lift MSL trophy after thrilling final

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: In a match befitting the final to an intense tournament, Niaw Wasa held their nerve to beat Tynrongmawsaw on penalties in the title match of the Meghalaya State League (MSL) in Jowai on Saturday.
The match was very evenly poised with chances for both sides but the full 90 minutes ended without anyone scoring and even extra time could not bring a goal for the top clubs who emerged from 19 participants drawn from across Meghalaya.
Penalties were thus the order of the day and Niaw Wasa came through 4-3 in front of their exuberant home fans, who took up positions from every possible vantage point at the Kiang Nangbah Stadium. The champions' goalkeeper Aibor Suchiang was the star on the day after saving one penalty and scoring off the last for Niaw Wasa.

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Bihar supreme on Day 2, set Meghalaya 424 target in Vijay Merchant Trophy

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SHILLONG, Dec 20: Bihar had a near perfect second day in their U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match against Meghalaya on Wednesday, dismissing the hosts for a paltry 75 before hitting 199/4 declared to set Meghalaya a massive 424 to win.
At stumps the host team were on 8/0 with an entire last day tomorrow to bat out.
Resuming play on 2/1 in their first innings, Meghalaya's top order were harassed by Reshu Raj (4-23), while Raushan made merry among the lower order, finishing with 5-6 in 7.4 overs. Only three Meghalaya batsmen made it to double figures, with captain Rushikesh Jadhav top-scoring with 29.

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