Monday, February 26, 2018

BLK Lions crowned champions of U13 Roots Football League Season 6

The last round of league and final play-off matches of the sixth season of the Roots Football League (RFL) were played at the TurfPark, Koramangala yesterday. Teams gave everything they had to win the league. In the Under 13 BLK Lions won 4-2 against PN Rao Rhinos to tie on 15 points with Sharks who won their match against Aarwind Hawks 3-1. BLK Lions emerged champions based on their better head to head record against Sharks. 

In the 6th Season of RFL, around 220 boys and girls from over 80 schools in Bangalore participated. There were 28 teams in 4 age categories - U7, U9, U11, and U13. 32 parent coaches managed the teams.  

In the Under 11 category, Stallions won the league in style by beating RFF Bisons 7-3 in their last match to maintain their position on the top of the league. BLK Lions finished second in the league winning their last match against PN Rao Rhinos 5-3.

In the Under 9 category, Sharks were crowned as champions after beating Drunken Monkey Eagles 3-2 in the second leg and winning on overall aggregate 8-4 over the two play-off legs. 

In the Under 7 category, Sharks beat Arwind Hawks in sudden death, penalty shootout as the two teams were tied after the two play-off legs on 6-6 aggregate goals to win the championship. Aarwind Hawks came from behind in the second leg to score 3-1 and tie overall on aggregate.

  • Under 7: Sharks
  • Under 9: Sharks
  • Under 11: Stallions
  • Under 13: Lions