After a great start to their I-League campaign, Shillong Lajong on Sunday will host Sporting Clube de Goa in a third round match here at JN Sports Complex.
Lajong defeated Mohun Bagan 2-0 in their first match to give their campaign a dream start and then held Salgaocar SC 1-1 in the next match.
On the other hand, it has not been easy for the Goa side, who were thrashed to a 0-5 defeat against Dempo in their round II match. In round I, they managed to hold East Bengal 0-0.
However, coach Soibam Ekendra feels that they were little unlucky to go down so badly in the last match.
"All our foreign recruits have been unfit so far. That has upset our plans quite a bit," observed Ekendra. Sporting Clube de Goa have missed the service of all their foreign players in the first two matches of this I-League.
But, he is in no mood to look back at their performance so far. They have defeated Churchill Brothers 2-0 in a Goa Professional League match last week and the coach is more interested in taking inspiration from that victory.