Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC rallied from a one goal deficit to get past Shillong Lajong FC 2-1 in an I-League game at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Sunday.
Bekay Bawar and Seityasen Singh found the mark for Wahingdoh on either side of half time after SLFC took a 15th minute lead thanks to a Boithang Haokip free kick that clipped the head of Wahingdoh defender Lalchawnkima on its way into the net.
It looked like SLFC would go into the break 1-0 until Bekay rocketed a long ranger into the net to make it even stevens in the season's first Shillong derby.
Three minutes after the restart, Seityasen made it 2-1 after he was fed by Jackichand from deep on the right. Wahingdoh were a trifle lucky as Seityasen's effort came off the crossbar before crossing the line.
Lajong coach Thangboi Singto made a double change before 60 minutes, bringing on Cornell Glen - their only foreigner on the roster - and Durga Boro.
Glen had a good chance a few minutes later but, even though he was unmarked, the Trinidadian World Cupper struck it wide from inside the box.
The game went back and forth from then on, with neither team able to do anything decisive.