DSK Shivajians were able to prevent Shillong Lajong from winning ending the first half of the Hero I-League at the Balewadi Sports Complex Stadium here on Sunday with 1-1 draw.
Uilliams Silva converted the opening goal off a brilliant pass from teammate Penn Orji in the 3rd minute. His the match which went past Subrata Pal into the lower left corner.
In the second half, the visitors made a quick change as Samuel Lalmuanpia was replaced by Jacob Lalrawngbawla.
It was on the hour mark when Dipanda Dica hurled to save the day for the hosts. Juan Quero Barraso gave a quick pass to Sena Ralte who sent a cutting-edge cross to Dipanda who headed it home neatly.
Pierric Dipanda got close in the 80th minute when he tried a back volley within 18 yards but the ball went inches away from the goal.
There was a collision between DSK Shivajains goalkeeper Subrata Paul and Uilliams Souza in the dying minutes of the match and the game was halted for a few minutes.
Derrick Pereira had to replace Paul with Prosenjit Ghosh three minutes to the final whistle.
With the result, DSK Shivajians still remain at the bottom with 5 points while Shillong Lajong are now fifth just above Mumbai FC.
Pierrick Dipanda Dica scored the equaliser for the hosts in the 60th minute to level the game with the Reds, who netted their only goal early in the 3rd minute through Brazillian Uilliams Souza Silva.
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