U-18 Youth League: DSK Shivajians, TFA register wins

Tata Football Academy began strongly with a 4-1 win over Sporting Clube de Goa and DSK Shivajians trumped Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools 2-1. 

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Tata Football Academy and DSK Shivajians registered wins as the final round of U-18 Youth League got underway in Shillong on Wednesday.

Tata Football Academy began strongly with a 4-1 win over Sporting Clube de Goa and DSK Shivajians trumped Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools 2-1.  The other two games of the day ended in goalless draws.

Group A

Sudeva FC 0-0 SAI Kolkata

Sudeva FC dominated for much of the 90 minutes, with striker Jangminlun Kuki, as well as midfielders Vanlalzahawma and Bhupender Singh at the heart of their attacking forays. But the Delhi-based side was let down by its final pass and finishing.

Sporting Clube de Goa 1-4 Tata Football Academy

Three goals in the opening half made it very easy for TFA against a Sporting side that put up little resistance and offered very little threat in attack.

Dipak Kumar Rajak put TFA into the lead after just 7 minutes before Pukhrambam Manisana scored the second in the 20th minute. TFA added its third through Lalboilen Kilong in the 32nd minute. Then Wungshungam Jagoi netted one in for TFA in the 72nd minute. Meanwhile, Trijoy Savio Dias was on target for Sporting's consolation goal in the 81st minute.

Group C

Bengaluru FC 0-0 Kerala Blasters

Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters played out a goalless draw. The intensity from kick-off was way below the standard required to challenge any defence. And while the game improved considerably during the second forty-five minutes neither side was able to find a goal.

Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools 1-2 DSK Shivajians

After a barren first-half, DSK Shivajians surged ahead thanks to substitute Umair Saiyyad's 61st-minute strike before Lalramchhuana doubled the lead in the 78th minute.

Towards the end BBFS went all out and was also rewarded with a goal in the 88th minute courtesy Joe Massey, but that was all BBFS could manage as DSK Shivajains managed to hold on and emerge victorious 2-1.