Wednesday, October 31, 2018

South United lose to FC Bengaluru United

South United Media

The first setback of the season came early for South United FC as they went down 3-0 to FC Bengaluru United. The game saw chances created at both ends but FC Bengaluru United were more clinical with their shots on goal than their opponents. 

South United conceded two goals in the first half and one in the dying minutes of the second to make the scored 3-0. They started the game on the back foot, with a few errant passes finding the red and white clad Bengaluru United players in dangerous areas. They struggled to defend the wider areas and eventually paid the price for it as a low cross found an unmarked Hamza in the box and he cut back in to slot home from a meter away to put his side ahead. 

A few half chances the other way fell to Aaron and Riswanali but they could not restore parity for South United FC. It became a theme that would run through the game for coach Miquel Llado’s boys.
Bengaluru United would make SUFC pay for the missed chances with another goal before they wound up the first half. It gave the trailing side a lot to tinker with at half time. 

It was a first half peppered with poor challenges and confrontations as well, spilling over into the second half. The two-goal deficit left South United FC with a mountain to climb. In cognizance of their situation, the team flew forward and threw caution to the wind, but they lacked a sharpness that their opponents were showing in attacking scenarios. 

The introductions of Lokesh, Anup, and Sooraj over the course of the second half to bolster the attack proved fruitless in the end as the team continued to squander good chances and found others blocked or parried by a good defensive unit. 

The hosts were on target once again in the dying minutes as Kayl made the score line 3-0 in their favor.