Shillong, Nov 27: Alen Deory (pictured left) scored his maiden I-League goal for Shillong Lajong in their opening match of the season against debutants Gokulam Kerala in Shillong today.

It was a nervy affair from both sides, with the hosts creating, and missing, several chances, but Deory managed to get the ball into the back of the net after a goalmouth melee in the 77th minute.

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* This was Deory’s first appearance in the starting XI for Lajong in the I-League after making 12 previous appearances as a substitute.
* This was the first time that Lajong have won their opening I-League match since the 2013-14 season.
* The win ends Lajong’s 5-match home I-League winless streak. The last time the Reds won in Shillong was on 5th February.

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