Sporting Clube de Goa thrash Shillong Lajong 5-2
Sporting Clube de Goa finished their home leg encounters with an impressive 5-2 win over Shillong Lajong to move to fourth place in the I-League standings on Sunday.
Sporting desperately needed a win to breathe fresh air and scored through Mehrajuddin Wadoo (2nd minute), Sumeet Passi (21st, 33rd), Subhasish Bose (65th) and Mahmoud Al Amna (89th) to take their tally to 18 points from 14 matches. While Pen Orji score twice for Shillong Lajong to remain on 15 points from 14 matches. They are placed fifth. Sporting, who put up a poor performance in their last match, made three changes bringing in Ganesh Thakur, Sumeet Passi and Pratesh Shirodkar in place of Efemena Charles, Marcus Mascarenhs and Denson Devadas.
Following a foul on the left by defender Nimdorjee Tamang on Sporting’s Ganesh Thakur, Rowllin Borges took the free kick and floated the ball into the box for Wadoo whose glancing header beat rival keeper all ends to find the far corner of the net. The home team attacked with more vigour and increased the lead in the 21st minute. Pratesh Shirodkar, from the left, floated the ball into the box for Sumeet Passi who leaped high and nodded the ball into the net. The visitors got a jolt when striker Uilliams Souza Silva got marching order from Santhosh Kumar in the 29th minute after he verbally abused referee for showing yellow card for a foul on Mahmoud Al Amna.