Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Karnataka boys reach finals of Tier II U19 Nationals

Karnataka state boys defeated Services in the semi-final of Dr. BC Roy Junior National Championship at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack today. 

Playing an attacking game, Karnataka took lead in the 15th minute from a Sudeer Kotikela goal. Team extended lead in the 38th minute, scorer Surya S.  Sudeer scored another goal in the second half, finishing with a 3-0 scoreline. 

Team will meet Meghalaya at the Tier II final 4 pm, Thursday, May 4. 
Last time Karnataka reached final was seven seasons back at Mandya where they eventually emerged champions.

This team coached by former HAL player Ravi Kumar, who meticulously prepared the boys for 30 days. Interestingly, as a player and captain, Ravi Kumar won the same trophy at the same city in the 80s.