Bowari Khongstia scored fifteen minutes before the full time to give Wahingdoh the win as the Police outfits lost yet another match with the same score line..
Royal Wahingdoh had failed register a win in their last two matches after their win on the opening day. Meghalaya Police on the other hand had their fine run of form slowed down by Langsning last time around. Both the teams went into the game knowing it had to be a win or nothing.
Royal Wahingdoh were the more dominant side and created chances but failed to capitalise. Meghalaya Police also had their chances but in what was a disappointing first half, both the teams both the teams failed to score.
The second half started with Wahingdoh dominating the early exchanges again. Wahingdoh’s skipper Bekay Bawar had an early chance to give his team the lead when Bowari’s beautiful cutback found him alone in pocket of space but Bawar couldn’t keep his shot down and it went flying over the crossbar.
Meghalaya Police then caught Wahingdoh on the break and Donbok Khymdait went one on one with the goalkeeper but Wahingdoh’s shot stopper parried away the shot and the onrushing Police player could only find the side netting.
Wahingdoh continued to exert their dominance and in what was a comical few seconds, Wahingdoh players were lining up shots from inside the box against a wall of Meghalaya Police players with the keeper nowhere in sight but the Police outfits were able to clear. Wahingdoh then got the goal that won them the goal in the 75th minute.
Bowari Khongstia who had been so effective as a wing back sent in a low drilled cross from the right flank into the mix of Wahingdoh and Police players. His shot eluded the first few players but a slice of fortune saw the ball take a wicked deflection off one of the defender of the Police outfit and going in for the goal that won Wahingdoh the match.
Skipper Bawar then tried to take matters into his own hand as his side looked to double their advantage and dribbled past three Meghalaya Police defenders before unleashing a powerful shot with his right foot; half the crowd thought it went in but his shot went just wide off the far post.
The Police outfits tried their best to equalise and salvage a point and in what was a nervy last few minutes of the match but Wahingdoh held on to the three precious points.
Meghalaya Police now has failed to score in their last two matches after having banged in 12 goals in their first two matches. Royal Wahingdoh on the other hand will be trying to make it two wins on the spin when they take on Langsning FC on 7th September.
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Report by Khel Now Correspondent Worngachan Shatsang from Shillong . Shatsang loves to write and click pictures .