Shillong(Meghalaya), July 23: The Shillong Sports Association, organisers of the OC Blue Shillong Premier League, announced today that the second leg of what has been a highly entertaining season thus far, will begin on Aug 3, with a match between defending champions Shillong Lajong FC and 2019 runners-up Rangdajied United FC.
The first leg is scheduled to end on July 27. Mawlai SC have been the standout performers in the first leg and are guaranteed to finish the first half of the league at the top of the points table, with the other teams sure to use the one week mid-season break to plan on ways to catch up with the leaders.
The venue for the second leg matches will remain the same, ie the MFA Turf at Third Ground, Polo. Games will continue to begin at 4pm until 27 August. From the next match, on 1 September, the kick-off time will be brought forward to 3:45pm.
The OC Blue SPL 2021-22 will conclude on 24 September with a match between Langsning FC and Mawlai. Langsning are currently in second place in the standings.
According to the practice instituted in 2019, there will be no knockouts or final; whichever club finishes at the top of the points table after both legs will be crowned champions of the prestigious OC Blue SPL.