The White Lions where handed 0-2 defeat by Highlanders in the third round clash of the Hero Indian Super League played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on Saturday night.
NorthEast United FC were impressive this evening and took an early lead in the 17th minute through Marcinho who slammed powerful kick into the net on Halicharan Narzary´s brilliant piece of a cross.
Five minutes alter Danilo Lopes doubled the lead for Highlanders when Albino Gomes failed to clear the ball from inside the box and the 26-year-old Brazilain striker took advantage of the defensive error to slot the ball for the 2-0 lead.
Delhi Dynamos tried to bounce back and kept the ball possession with few brilliant moves but NorthEast custodian, TP Rehenesh, proved strong between the bars to be broken up easily.
The second half witnessed Highlanders gradually adopting the defensive tactics and home side controlled the game, however, visitors defended till the end to grab the important three away points.
Halicharan Narzary was adjudged the man of the match
Marcinho and Danlio Lopes goals with the first thirty minute made the deference between the two sides as Highlanders secure first win of the season
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