Jamshedpur, March 6 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC and Churchill Brothers SC played out a goalless draw to share the spoils in their opening group encounter in the Under 20 I-League match at the JRD Tata Complex here Wednesday.
Both teams had an equal number of missed opportunities to go in front, more so the Shillong Lajong side, who got off the blocks quickly and created the first real chance of the match through Bipin Singh.
The Lajong juniors continued to have better ball possession and had at least three more chances in front of the goal before the break.
The second half saw the Goans starting strongly as they started creating more chances to surge ahead. Shillong Lajong also matched their Goan rivals play for play but neither side was able to get that all important lead.
The score line remained static at the end of 90 minutes of play and both teams shared a point apiece.
Commenting on the match, Coach Gumpe Rime said it was a good first match and a good performance from both the teams. He commended the Lajong boys on adapting and adjusting quite well to the conditions in Jamshedpur.