I-League 2018-19, Shillong Lajong vs Aizawl FC: 5 Talking Points
#4 Lajong's Midfield brilliant going forward, composed while Defending
The young midfield of Lajong was the heart, Lungs and Brains of the side. The Lajong midfield had the likes of Lalrohlua and Samuel Kynshi as the central holding midfielders. LaLawmpuia Hnamte, Phrangki Buam and Samuel Lalmuanpuia played as the trident behind the striker.
The Midfield was mostly busy defending and helping out the defenders but when the team attacked they looked like a well-oiled machine.
The team always looked to attack through the midfield, and the midfielders played to the point beautiful passes.
Phrangki and Samuel had the job of dropping back and then going on the fast counter. Samuel played his passes to the point and often found Mahesh in space. Phrangki on the hand took a more direct approach had a few good shots at goal.
The midfielders were excellent in cutting off the passing channels in the midfield and covered for the defenders when they were out of position.
With quick interchanging of positions and sly one-touch passes, this Lajong midfield came as a genuine surprise to Aizawl.