Tuesday, December 12, 2017

U18 Youth League: Bengaluru start their campaign with a big margin victory

Bengaluru FC media 

Bengaluru FC began their campaign in the Under-18 Youth League in style with a massive 9-1 win over Raman Vijayan Soccer School at the BFC Residential Academy Ground in Vidyanagar on Tuesday.

In a game that was majorly dominated by the Blue Colts, Lalnuntluanga (25', 47', 61') struck a hat-trick, while Kishori (38', 83') got a brace. Ajay Chhetri (4'), Dawanplielad Myrchiang (71'), Ragav Gupta (78') and Lalrinfela K. (90+1') completed the rout with a goal each. Ganesan U got RVSS's solitary goal in the 24th minute when he cancelled out Ajay Chhetri's opener before Bengaluru FC opened the floodgates.

The win sends the Blue Colts to the top of the Karnataka-Chennai Zone standings with three points and a goal difference of +8.

Monday, December 4, 2017

State boys to start U16 Dr. BC Roy Trophy tomorrow, Bhanu to captain

State U16 team will start their Junior National Football Championship Dr. BC Roy Trophy tomorrow 11 am at Hoshairpur, Punjab. Boys will play their first match against Assam. Karnataka is placed in Group A in a 16-team 4-group tournament. Other teams in their group are Punjab and Chhattisgarh. 

Coached by Ravi Kumar of HAL, the U16 team will play their other matches on 7th against Punjab and 9th against Chhattrisgarh. Bhanu Prakash from Parikrama will sport the captain’s armband while Prashanth R will be his deputy. Other officials travelling with the team include MG Chandrashekar and J Chandrashekhar. 

Groups 

  • A.- Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Karnataka
  • B – Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, SAI, Tamil Nadu.
  • C - Bengal, Uttarakhand Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya.
  • D – Kerala, Delhi, Odisha, Goa
Fixture

  • 5-12-2017, 11 am: Karnataka 0 Vs Assam 0  
  • 7-12-2017, 1:30 pm: Karnataka 0 Vs Punjab 6  
  • 9-12-2017, 11 am: Karnataka 1 Vs Chhattisgarh 0 
Team 

Bhanu Prakash G - Captain, Prashanth R - Vice Captain, Sajal Bhawal, Harsha E Malkhed, Santosh R, Karan D, D Dhanush, Ojas Kamat, Rahul M, Ajith A, Dileep Gowda HC, Dhruv Alva, Lakkanna Gowda DV, James A, Marvin Rithik Paul, Rahul P, Navaneeth Krishnan, Irfan Khan, AS Suhas Ebenezer, M Nikhil Raj, Heman V, Ajith R, S Dhanush, Niraj VV, Riddhin MS

Coach - C Ravi Kumar (HAL)  
Officials MG Chandrashekar and J Chandrashekhar (Postal) 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

U15 Youth League: Bengaluru FC down Roots Football school 3-0

Bengaluru FC bounced back to winning ways in the U15 Youth League after a dominant 3-0 victory over Roots Football School at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Thursday.

Having dropped points in the previous round against Bengaluru zone leaders Ozone FC (15 pts), the youngsters kept pace with their rivals in the standings taking their tally to 12 points from five games, three behind the table toppers.

After an entertaining battle in the opening half hour, the Blue Colts finally broke the deadlock when medio Lalrokima ran free on an aerial ball before controlling and slotting it home from close range in the 33rd minute. The home side then made superior possession count in the second half with both striker Francis Vanlaldika (53rd) and Abhinav AR (78th) getting on the scoresheet to round off a 3-0 win.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bangalore to host Santosh qualifiers, BDFA league postponed until January

The ongoing BDFA Super and A Division league matches have been postponed from tomorrow, Nov 30 till January 10 next year owing to Santhosh Trophy South Zone qualifiers, which will be held in Bangalore at the football stadium in the first week of January. 

The state football association will be conducting training camp from next week onward at the same venue for the Santhosh preparation. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

U13 Youth League: Roots Football score big win against Ozone

Roots Football School won their home match against Ozone FC by a big margin of 5-1 in the AIFF U-13 Youth League at the Padukone-Dravid  Center of Sports Excellence ground in Bengaluru. 

Captain Rayaan Shakeer put Roots FS into the lead in the 4th minute from a free kick that beat the keeper. Pranav B doubled the lead in the 15th minute from a penalty kick, resulting out of a hand ball. 

Karan Nair pulled one back for Ozone just before the half time. A few minutes into the second half Ozone conceded another hand ball off a corner, and Gautam Rajesh made no mistake in slotting it home. 

Ebenezer Paul scored another goal in quick succession from a pass from Gambeer who made a good run to take the game away from Ozone. Kshitij Gupta completed the dominance with a brilliant solo run all the way from the defense line to goal, dribbling through half of the Ozone team. 

The win puts Roots FS, unbeaten in the first three matches to the top of the Bengaluru Zone of the Under 13 Youth League that has six teams from Bangalore playing on a home and away basis.