An impressive display by the Shillong side helped them bag all three points from the fixture, despite the unavailability of three of their foreign players...Welcome to Goal's new I-League feature: Top and Flop. For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal, who deserves recognition for achieving something special. It won't necessarily be the best player in the league - but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. In the same vein, we will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day and eventually came to hurt his side.
|TOP: SEIKHOHAO TUBOI
In the absence of mainstay strikers Cornel Glen and Bomfin Uilliams, Seikhohao Tuboi along with Subash Singh deputized upfront as a tentative Shillong Lajong FC took to the pitch against Salgaocar.
However, the locals' fears of not faring well without their three foreigners were soon put to rest as a lively Tuboi slotted the ball home in the 22nd minute after he was left unmarked inside the penalty box. He was also instrumental in the Reds' second goal as he did well to cross from the left flank and find Subash just outside the box.
Tuboi was always in the thick of the action as he frequently moved in from the left flank and caused the opposing defense problems. He also came close to making it 3-1 for Lajong in the 81st minute his shot was marginally wide.
|FLOP: CHIKA WALI
Chika Wali was largely anonymous in this fixture and hardly made an impact. The defender had a crucial role to play and in a way, his failure reflected on the final scores as Salgaocar conceded two goals in the space of less than 20 minutes. The Nigerian wasn't his usual imposing self.
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