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Arrows starts I-League home campaign with a win
Sportslogon Team November 5th 2018


Bhubaneswar : Indian Arrows started their home campaign with a winning note by defeating Shilong Lajong by 1-0 in the 12th Hero I-League at Barabati Stadium at Cuttack on Monday.

Head coach Floyd Pinto expressed his delight at the fact that his boys earned their first win in their newly adopted home ground Odisha, in the last season, they played their home matches in Goa and Delhi. . The Arrows, who had lost out their first game of the season 1-4 away at Chennai City in Coimbatore last week. Asish Rai got the Arrows underway, scoring an 11th-minute goal to hand AIFF’s developmental side the win against Shillong Lajong.

“To get our first three points in our first home game, was great for us. These guys have been putting in a lot of hard work, and it will give them a lot of confidence especially heading into the game against Mohun Bagan,” said head coach Pinto. “Now we have got something that we can hold on to.”

“The boys have been training hard, they have been performing really well in training, creating a lot of chances and scoring a lot of goals,” he said. “I think that showed in today’s match. Everything that we did was on point, and according to the game plan.” he added.

Goalscorer Asish Rai expressed his happiness at the fact that he scored the first goal for this team, though he reiterated the importance of getting the three points on board.

“It doesn’t matter to me whether I score or one of my teammates score. The three points are important, and I am happy to have earned the first three points for the team. I really feel very happy that we won the match,” said the man of the match award winner Asish. .
This news was added and updated on : November 5th 2018
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