The fifth Round of matches of the 2nd Division I-League 2010/11 were played on May 7/8 in Shillong. Lajong FC looks to be on their way back to the I-League while the second place is hard fought over by Vasco SC, United Sikkim FC and Sporting Clube de Goa with outside chances to Ar-Hima FC.
Round 5 Match by Match Short Review
07-May-2011: Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 (1-0) Mohammedan Sporting Club
Sporting Clube de Goa kept their hopes of returning to the I-League alive with a 1-0 win against Mohammedan Sporting Club, who look to be out of the promotion race. Sporting Clube now have eight points from five matches, while Mohammedan Sporting stay on three from the same number of games.
Defender N. Samananda Singh would score the lone goal of the match in the 18th minute for the Flaming Orange to seal the three points.
07-May-2011: Royal Wahingdoh FC 0-2 (0-1) Shillong Lajong FC
Shillong Lajong FC took a giant step towards regaining their position in the I-League with a hard fought 2-0 win against local rivals Royal Wahingdoh FC. Lajong now are on 13 points from five matches and are close to promotion, while Royal Wahingdoh FC are only on a point from four matches and are virtually out of the promotion chase.
It was house full at the Polo Ground in Shillong with two local favourites taking on each other and there where expectations of a high voltage clash; but it was mainly one sided with Boithang Haokip the hero as he scored in the 33rd and 51st minute to seal the game for Lajong, who had more chances to score.
08-May-2011: Southern Samity 1-2 (1-1) United Sikkim FC
United Sikkim FC scored a vital 2-1 victory against Southern Samity to move closer to the promotion places. USFC are now on nine points from five matches, while Southern Samity stay at the bottom of the table with only a point from four matches.
Southern Samity took a surprise 14th minute lead through a free-kick from their Brazilian striker Edmilson Marques Pardal and it was only in the 40th minute that United Sikkim equalised through an inform Beingaichho Beokhokhai. It was mostly United Sikkim in the second session and their second goal came off captain John D. Menyongar in the 85th minute to give the Snow Lions the victory.
08-May-2011: Vasco SC 1-1 (1-0) Ar-Hima FC
Vasco SC were held to a one-all draw by Ar-Hima FC which keeps the distance between the two sides in the promotion race. Both sides have now played five matches with Vasco SC in second place with 10 points while Ar-Hima FC have seven point.
The Goans took an 18th minute lead through their Nigerian defender Julius Irabor Akpele, but after taking the lead against the home side they pulled back and allowed Ar-Hima FC space to combine but they would only be able to score through midfielder Emannuel Inioyoh in the 75th minute though they had chances to win this game and put real pressure on Vasco in the promotion race.