I-League 2018-19, Shillong Lajong vs Aizawl FC: 5 Talking Points
#3 Lot of foreplay lack of action; Story of Aizawl FC today
Aizawl FC had the upper hand in the game right from the start and could have taken the lead in the fifth minute when Kromah beat a couple of defenders, but his shot was off the mark.
Aizawl from then on found it tough to stretch open the Lajong defence. With midfield being jammed up by the Lajong midfielders the Aizawl team looked out of ideas.
Aizawl had the lion's share of the ball with 57% Ball possession, but most of it was meaningless back or sideways passes.
They did try the direct route one football, but it wasn't of much use as the Lajong back four had their lines covered and cleared every danger that came their way.
The Defenders of Lajong also caught the likes of Kromah and Dodoz offside on a couple of occasions, and they played the Offside trap to perfection.
Kromah, Dodoz, and Alfred, all the foreigners for Aizawl were way below par and were at a couple of instances outsmarted by their opponents.
Aizawl even with all their possession and shots had very little to show for at the end of the game.