Shillong, Sep 18: Langsning completed the double over Malki by beating them 4-1 in their second leg encounter of the Shillong Premier League at the SSA Stadium here today with a brace from Donborlang Nongkynrih and Kynsaibor Lhuid.
Vinici L Darlong scored the lone goal for Malki, which was a consolation at best.
Incidentally, Langsning had also won by the same margin in the first leg over Malki on 11th August.
Donlad Diengdoh provided two assists in the game, while Frolicson Dkhar made a couple of good saves as goalkeeper for defending champions Langsning to extend their dominance in the SPL; they now have 18 points at the top of the table, with five wins and three draws. They are yet to be defeated.
A good ball forward from Figo Syndai to Diengdoh in the 13th minute saw the forward cross the ball for Nongkynrih to tap it into the back of the net with ease.
In the 30th minute Nongkynrih was denied his second goal by a save from Sbing Chyrmang, who had to be brought in roughly 20 minutes into the game as a replacement for Malki’s first choice goalie on the day, Guidle Syiemlieh.
However, just a minute later Nongkynrih would get his brace when he attempted a header. This was bobbed back into play off Chyrmang and the No. 7 then made no mistake in scoring off the rebound.
Malki were rather docile in the first half, having made their first shot on target only in the 40th minute. They also committed just one foul in the first 45 minutes, the fewest of any club this season.
They were more aggressive in the second half, however, and in the 53rd minute Dkhar blocked Alem Khongwir’s header off a Primrose Lamat cross.
In the 64th minute Malki went further behind as Langsning tightened their grip on the game, when Diengdoh made a run up the right and crossed in for Lhuid to tap in.
Malki would, though, get a goal back four minutes later when Ronnie Nongbri put the ball into the box and Darlong flicked it past Dkhar and into the net to reduce the deficit somewhat.
The final disaster then occurred in the 84th minute when Darlong and Dennelson Pyngrope hesitated over who would go for a ball in their own half, which allowed Lhuid to steal in and strike the ball past Chyrmang to make it 4-1.
Malki stay in fifth place with this defeat on seven points, one behind Meghalaya Police.
Tomorrow Rangdajied United will take on Shillong Lajong at 5:30PM.
(TSR photo. Malki are in blue, Langsning in white)