Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Parikrma Champions League 2018

The 2018 edition of Parikrma Champions League will witness the best school football teams from the city as well as a school from Dubai, Belgaum, Nagpur and Goa – all battling for the Equality Cup – a Cup that symbolizes the breaking down of social barriers. 

The league will take place in Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence from November 22 thru 24. Partnered by CGI, this will be the eighth edition of the Parikrma Champions League. The event is also supported by Identiti, providing clothing for the officials. Manipal Hospital will provide medical support for the tournament, ensuring that doctors and nurses are present at the stadium on all five days in case of any injuries or medical emergency.

The matches will have 20-minute halves and the Semi-Finals and Finals will have 30-minute halves.

“We are really happy and proud of our eighth PCL. Each year, we have grown, evolved, unceasingly working towards making PCL one of the best state-of-the-art football tournaments in the city. Through this platform, we not only want to keep the spirit and passion of this much beloved sport alive – but persistently shed light on the importance and benefits of sports in schools,” says Shukla Bose, founder, CEO, Parikrma Humanity Foundation.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Bengaluru colts school Students Union in 9-0 thrashing

Bengaluru FC Media 

Bengaluru FC bounced back to winning ways in the BDFA Super Division League with a 9-0 thrashing of Students Union in a Round-3 encounter at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Friday. Leon Augustine’s hat-trick (18’, 46’, 87’) and Naorem Roshan Singh’s brace (10’, 20’) powered the big win as Asheer Akhtar (22’), Calvin Baretto (71’), Myron Mendes (72’) and Edmund Lalrindika (80’) too got on to the scoresheet.

Going into the game, Coach Naushad Moosa made three changes to the line-up, handing starts to defender Biswa Darjee, midfielder Ajay Chhetri and BFC U15s 'keeper Herojit Singh who made his debut.

After some early chances which were thwarted by Students Union goalkeeper Calvin Abhishek, the Blue Colts broke the deadlock in the 10th minute after attacker Roshan Singh controlled and smashed home Biswa Darjee's outside-of-the-boot cross in from the left.

Moosa's boys kept the tempo high and netted three more times in a span of five minutes. Leon doubled the lead when he headed in Ajay Chhetri's deft chip in from the left in the 18th minute before Roshan completed his brace two minutes later. SUFC failed to clear Ajay's cross in from the left and Roshan reacted quickest to finish to make it 3-0.

The score was 4-0 just two minutes later when defender Asheer Akhtar fired home a low drive from the edge of the box on the right as the Blue Colts ran riot.

The second half began explosively as Bengaluru struck inside 30 seconds. Striker Parag Shrivas capitalised on a weak back pass to gain possession and slid it across the goal from the right to find Leon at the far post for his second of the game.

The Blue Colts continued to push ahead then struck twice in two minutes. Substitute Calvin Baretto scored the sixth of the game, tapping home Biswa’s pass from the right after Altamash did well to find the wing-back clear in the box. A minute later, Edmund Lalrindika, on for Ajay Chhetri, set up Myron Mendes with his first pass of the game, as the skipper slid it past Abhishek to make it 7-0.

Bengaluru then struck twice more in the final ten minutes. Edmund controlled Biswa's cross in from the right and scored on his second attempt after the first one was blocked, and then claimed his second assist when he set up Leon to complete the latter’s hat-trick with three minutes left to play.

The Blue Colts next take on Kickstart FC on 24th November.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

South United edge past a resilient ASC

South United FC Media 

The game witnessed all three goals scored in the second half where either team could have nicked a winner. Finally it was left up to striker Riswanali’s left footed strike to register South United FC’s third win out of four games. 

The first half was relatively well controlled by SUFC, as they kept a good defensive shape and created chances at the other end as well. The threat from ASC came from their talismanic captain and striker Jotin Singh. With four goals already in the league, he threatened the goal on more than one occasion from open play as well as set pieces. 

Players for South United FC including Riswanali, Magesh and Aaron were guilty of squandering chances against a resilient ASC team. As they kept plodding away at the ASC defense, they found gaps on at least 2 occasions where the striker was through on goal with only the keeper to beat and they couldn’t make the most of those chances. 

Given ASC’s performance in previous games where they came back to win at least a point or all three, these weren’t good omens for South United FC. 

The second half began with SUFC showing more impetus in attack and it paid off early as Aaron was played through on the right wing on his own with only the keeper to beat but a great distance to cover, he chose to ignore his team-mates running through the middle and deliver a stunning lobbed goal over a stranded ASC keeper. 

That early second half goal should have settled nerves for South United FC, but ASC were sparked to life with that goal and the game flowed from end to end. In one of the many ASC attacks, a ball over the top found Jotin Singh in space drifting out to the left flank. His stuttering low cross met Samananda who put the ball past Jayanth form close range to tie the score. 

Both teams continued to create, but South United had the better chances of the two, Aaron and Riswanali both missing from close range late on. 

They almost left it too late, but the breakthrough came in the 86th minute as Magesh’s chipped pass found Aaron with his back towards the goal at the edge of the box. He deftly laid it off to Riswanali who knocked it past the last defender and smashed home the goal with his left foot. 

Either side could have nicked the game in the last 20 minutes but in the end the chances that South United FC created and the slightly more efficient shooting won out.  

Monday, November 5, 2018

South United smash Eagles, register second win

South United FC Media

Putting the ghosts of their 0-3 defeat in their previous game, South United came out on top against Bangalore Eagles, and recorded a 3-0 win.  

After a cagey first 10 minutes, South United started gaining some ground in the game. They began to threaten through Riswanali and Aaron on the wings. In the 14th minute, Aaron found Riswan in the box with a looping cross which took the attacker slightly wider than he would have hoped, but he cut back in and skipped past a challenge before making some space for himself to register the first goal of the game. 

The goal gave SUFC impetus which saw them register two more great chances in the 5 minutes following the first strike. The Eagles were able to regain some semblance of control following that patch of chaos as they slowed the game down. 

The boys clad in orange played with more confidence after the first goal but saw the play disrupted often by some poor challenged from Eagles. 

The second half saw a similar pattern as the first 10 minutes of the game as both teams struggled to get a hold of the game. A 56th minute stunner from Nidhin woke the stadium as he found himself in the opposition box on the right and smashed one home from the outside of his right boot. The strike left everyone including the Eagles goalkeeper befuddled as to how the strike had ended up in the goal. 

The second goal for South United FC saw the Bangalore Eagles try and find some more incisiveness in their attack and they started to threaten through some long-range shots and crosses cut back from the touchline. It drew some breath-taking saves from the SUFC custodian Jayanth. 

The home side put the outcome of the game to bed in the 85th minute as Aaron was played through on goals and he was brought down as he tried to skip past the keeper. Shinu put away the resulting penalty with a low hard finish to the goalkeeper’s right. 

Some solid defending and more commanding work from Jayanth in goal ensure that South United FC finished with a clean sheet. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fixture & Points Table - BDFA Super Division League 2018-19

Updated: Nov 16, 2018

  1. Sun 21-10-18: MEG 1 (Asif-90'+6') Vs Bangalore Dream United 2 (Vishnu-23', Anirudh-26')
  2. Mon 22-10-18: CIL 0 Vs Student Union 3 (Emmanuel-33’, 75’, Ankith-81’)
  3. Tue 23-10-18: Bangalore Independents 2 (Surendar-5', D'Souza-61') Vs Bangalore Eagles 1 (Gopi-59’)  
  4. Wed 24-10-18:  South United FC 4 (Riswan Ali-22’, 52’, Aaron Dcosta-47’, 82’) Vs ADE 0  
  5. Thu 25-10-18: Kickstart FC 4 (Kutty Mani Sampath Kumar-39' [P] 71', Duleep-49' Manoj-81') Vs FC Bengaluru United 2 (Vishnu-58', Ämöëš-69' [P])  
  6. Fri 26-10-18: MEG 2 (Gopal Krishna-90'+2' [OG], Rahul-90'+4') Vs CIL 1 (Suren-57')  
  7. Sat 27-10-18: ASC 2 (Jotin Singh-4', 35') Vs Jawahar Union FC 1 (Jonathan-49')  
  8. Sun 28-10-18: Bangalore Independents 2 (John-62', Chanra Mani-74' OG]) Vs Bangalore Dream United 1 (Vishnu-30') 
  9. Mon 29-10-18: Bangalore Eagles FC 3 (Kiran-18', Manivanan-87', Sunil Christopher-90'+1') Vs Students Union 2 (Sudeer-29', Emmanuel-40')  
  10. Tue 30-10-18: Jawahar Union FC 0 Vs ADE 0 
  11. Wed 31-10-18: FC Bengaluru United 3 (Abdul Hamza-11', 38', Kaviarasan-90'+4') Vs South United FC 0 
  12. Thu 01 -11-18: MEG 0 Vs Kickstart FC 0
  13. Fri 02-11-18: Bangalore Dream United 2 (Niyaz–14', 80') Vs ASC 2 (Jotin Singh–90'+2', 90'+4' 
  14. Sat 03-11-18: Students Union 3 (Sudheer-1', Emmanuel-4', Pavan-90'+2') Vs ADE 2 (Lijjth-3', Steven Raj 90'+1') 
  15. Sun 04-11-18: Bangalore Independents 0 Vs Jawahar Union 0
  16. Mon 05-11-18: South United 3 (Riswan Ali-14', Nidhin-56' Shinu-85' [P]) V Bangalore Eagles 0 
  17. Tue 06-11-18: CIL 0 V FC Bengaluru United 5 ((Amoes-56' 80' Binesh-38' Sathish Kumar-59'))
  18. Wed 07-11-18: Bengaluru FC 2 (Jithin-15'[OG], Lalrintuluanga-90') Vs Bangalore Dream United 0 
  19. Fri 09-11-18: Bangalore Independents 2 (Afrid-8', 30') Vs Students Union 0 
  20. Sat 10-11-18: OZONE FC Bengaluru 4 (Jithin-14' 82', Shai-90', Prabin-90'+4') Vs Kickstart FC 0 
  21. Sun 11-11-18: Bengaluru FC 0 Vs MEG 1 (Mujeeb-44')
  22. Mon 12-11-18: ADE 3 (Stephen-54', Lijeeth-78', Rajkiran-90'+1') Vs Bangalore Eagles 0  
  23. Tue 13-11-18: South United 2 (Aaron-53', Riswan-42') Vs ASC 1 (Samananda-68')  
  24. Wed 14-11-18: Jawahar Union 1 (Joshua-8') Vs FC Bengaluru United 1 (David-22')
  25. Thu 15-11-18: CIL 0 Vs OZONE FC Bengaluru 2 (Shai-33', 53') 
  26. Fri 16-11-18: Bengaluru FC 9 (Roshan -10', 20' Leon Augustine -18', 46', 87', Asheer Akther-22', Calvan Baretto-71', Myron Mendes-72', Edmund Lalrznozka-80') Vs Students Union 0  
  27. Sat 24-11-18: Kickstart FC Vs Bengaluru FC 
  28. Tue 27-11-18: Bengaluru FC Vs OZONE FC Bengaluru 
  29. Wed 28-11-18: South United Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  30. Thu 29-11-18: ASC Vs Kickstart FC 
  31. Fri 30-11-18: OZONE FC Bengaluru Vs MEG 
  32. Sat 01-12-18 FC Bengaluru United Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  33. Sun 02-12-18: Bengaluru Fc Vs South United 
  34. Mon 03-12-18: Bangalore Independents Vs Ozone FC Bengaluru 
  35. Wed 05-12-18: CIL Vs Jawahar Union 
  36. Thu 06-12-18: ADE Vs ASC 
  37. Fri 07-12-18: Bengaluru Fc Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  38. Sat 08-12-18: Kickstart FC Vs ADE 
  39. Sun 09-12-18: MEG Vs FC Bengaluru United 
  40. Mon 10-12-18: Students Union Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  41. Tue 11-12-18: Bengaluru Fc Vs Bangalore Independents 
  42. Wed 12-12-18: Ozone FC Bengaluru Vs Jawahar Union 
  43. Thu 13-12-18: CIL Vs South United 
  44. Fri 14-12-18: Bengaluru FC Vs ADE 
  45. Sat 15-12-18: ASC Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  46. Sun 16-12-18: Kickstart FC Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  47. Sun 16-12-18: Ozone FC Bengaluru Vs Students Union 
  48. Mon 17-12-18: MEG Vs Jawahar Union 
  49. Mon 17-12-18: Bengaluru Fc Vs Fc Bengaluru United 
  50. Tue 18-12-18: Bangalore Independents Vs CIL 
  51. Tue 18-12-18: South United Vs Kickstart FC 
  52. Wed 19-12-18: Ozone FC Bengaluru Vs ADE 
  53. Wed 19-12-18: ASC Vs Students Union 
  54. Thu 20-12-18: Bangalore Eagles Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  55. Thu 20-12-18: Bengaluru Fc Vs Jawahar Union 
  56. Fri 21-12-18: ASC Vs FC Bengaluru United 
  57. Fri 21-12-18: Bangalore Independents Vs South United 
  58. Sun 23-12-18: CIL Vs Kickstart FC 
  59. Sun 23-12-18: MEG Vs Students Union 
  60. Mon 24-12-18: ADE Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  61. Mon 24-12-18: Ozone FC Bengaluru Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  62. Tue 25-12-18: South United Vs Jawahar Union 
  63. Tue 25-12-18: Bangalore Independents Vs Fc Bengaluru United 
  64. Wed 26-12-18: MEG Vs ADE 
  65. Wed 26-12-18: Students Union Vs Kickstart FC 
  66. Thu 27-12-18: Ozone FC Bengaluru Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  67. Thu 27-12-18: Bengaluru FC Vs ASC 
  68. Fri 28-12-18: CIL Vs ADE 
  69. Fri 28-12-18: Jawahar Union Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  70. Sat 29-12-18: FC Bengaluru United Vs Students Union 
  71. Sat 29-12-18: Bangalore Independents Vs ASC 
  72. Sun 30-12-18: Ozone FC Bengaluru Vs South United 
  73. Sun 30-12-18: Bengaluru FC Vs CIL 
  74. Mon 31-12-18Jawahar Union Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  75. Mon 31-12-18: MEG Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  76. Wed 02-01-19: ADE Vs FC Bengaluru United 
  77. Wed 02-01-19: Bangalore Independents Vs Kickstart FC 
  78. Thu 03-01-19: CIL Vs ASC 
  79. Thu 03-01-19: MEG Vs South United 
  80. Fri 04-01-19: Kickstart Fc Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  81. Fri 04-01-19: South United Vs Students Union 
  82. Sat 05-01-19: OZONE FC Bengaluru Vs FC Bengaluru United 
  83. Sat 05-01-19: Bangalore Independents Vs ADE 
  84. Sun 06-01-19: Students Union Vs Jawahar Union 
  85. Sun 06-01-19: MEG Vs ASC 
  86. Mon 07-01-19: CIL Vs Bangalore Dream United 
  87. Mon 07-01-19: OZONE FC Bengaluru Vs ASC 
  88. Tue 08-01-19: CIL Vs Bangalore Eagles 
  89. Tue 08-01-19: Kickstart Fc Vs Jawahar Union 
  90. Wed 09-01-19: MEG Vs Bangalore Independents 
  91. Wed 09-01-19: FC Bengaluru United Vs Bangalore Dream United