Thursday, December 1, 2022

FCBU register 3-1 win over ASC

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FC Bengaluru United put in a strong performance to beat ASC & Centre FC 3-1 in the ongoing BDFA Super Division Championship. Mohamed Kdouh was the star for the defending champions, scoring a brace (9, 37), while Selwyn Miranda chipped in with one goal (70).

FCBU started off strongly, looking to create chances with attacking play. In the 9th minute, Aenam K Jyrwa missed an easy cross to tap into the goal. Two minutes later, it was Mohamed Kdouh who got FCBU on the scoreboard, flamboyantly putting in a bicycle kick off a corner to get his team up 1-0. Both teams looked to up the ante over the next part of the first half; in the 37th minute of the game, it was Kdouh again, who made no mistake off a neat cross from Aenam to get FCBU up 2-0.

FCBU began the second half strongly, once again it was the duo of Kdouh and Aenam in the thick of things, creating strong chances, but this time failing to convert. In the 67th minute, Selwyn Miranda came on as a substitute and had an immediate impact – scoring in the 70th minute, after a stellar solo run. FCBU continued to keep the pressure up, once again creating strong chances through Irfan Yadwad and Manvir Singh, but unable to convert any of them. Against the run of play ASC, were awarded a penalty in the 93rd minute after an untidy challenge in their box and pulled one back; FCBU, though emerging 3-1 victors.

Bengaluru FC Colts claim big win over Dream United

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Monirul Molla found himself in the thick of things again as Bengaluru FC hit five past Bangalore Dream United FC in their penultimate encounter of the BDFA Super Division League, in Bengaluru, on Thursday. Molla’s strikes, one in each half, were added to by goals from Ankith Padmanabhan (40’), Rajanbir Singh (64’) and Satish Singh (57’ OG). 

Bengaluru began the stronger of the two sides and took the lead just eight minutes in when Molla slipped through the BDU backline to be found by an inch-perfect Shighil NS pass. Molla made no mistake, pushing the ball past the ’keeper and slotting home. Bengaluru’s second goal came in the aftermath of a set-piece when Ankith found himself in space to find the net from close range.

Into the second period, Bengaluru continued to push the needle, scoring just 12 minutes in. A cross into a dangerous area was turned into his own net by Satish, whose attempted clearance was bundled over to give Bengaluru a 3-0 lead.

Bengaluru’s fourth came from a well-worked routine that saw Edwin Rossario clip a cross into the box from the left wing, allowing Moni to flick it on and for Rajanbir to tap home from close range. Into the final ten minutes, Molla would grab another, combining with Akashdeep Singh in the final third, before placing his shot past the United ’keeper.

The Blue Colts next face Kickstart FC in their final encounter of the 2022-23 BDFA Super Division League.


Thursday, November 10, 2022

FC Bengaluru United beat Rebels in BDFA Super Division

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FC Bengaluru United put on a commanding performances to beat Rebels FC 3-1, the goalscorers for FCBU were Mohamed Kdouh (14, 30) and Shibil Muhammed (56).

FC Bengaluru United started off strongly, creating chances from the very first minute. The trend continued; in the 8th minute a smart free-kick from Lalramzua Khiangte was headed towards the goal by Mohamed Kdouh, only to see it miss the bar by inches. FCBU continued to create chances and the deadlock was finally broken in the 14th minute. Ashok drove the ball into the box where Kdouh was waiting to smartly tap it into the goal.

FCBU continued to press on and soon enough a defensive lapse from Rebel FC saw the ball land at Shajan Franklin’s feet. He passed it on to Kdouh who made no mistake, netting the ball into the net. Against the run of play, Rebels FC scored on the brink of halftime.

FCBU continued to dominate the second half – after a series of great chances, FCBU got their third goal on the scoreboard courtesy Shibil Muhammed, to seal an emphatic 3-1 victory.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Bengaluru FC play out 3-3 draw against Friends United

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Jan van Loon’s Bengaluru FC B side played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Friends United FC at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Friday. The result took the Blue Colts to 24 points from 11 games on the BDFA Super Division League standings.

Jan van Loon’s side kept possession in the opening stages and found the breakthrough past the half hour mark when combination play between Damaitphang Lyngdoh and Edwin Rossario allowed Amay Morajkar time and space to find the finish in the box. Moments later, the Blue Colts attacked on the counter, with Monirul Molla breaking free. Driving his way into the box, the striker made no mistake to slot past the United ’keeper.

Friends United pulled one back at the stroke of half-time when Dipesh Chauhan came off his line to bring Vijay Thangavel down, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Thangavel made no mistake from 12 yards, putting his penalty past Chauhan to reduce the deficit.

Into the second period, Bengaluru restored their two goal cushion through midfielder Lyngdoh. Having done well down the flank to beat his marker, Thoi Singh’s pass into the box fell to the diminutive midfielder, who finished with ease. Friends United would reduce the deficit through Thangavel yet again, who rose highest in the box to nod home from a corner to make it 3-2 with less than ten minutes to play.

Against the run of play, Friends United restored parity under fortuitous circumstances when Vinith Venkatesh, in his attempt to intercept a long ball forward, took a heavy touch that deceived Chauhan and rolled into the back of the Blue Colts’ net to make it 3-3 in the 87th minute.

Bengaluru FC B next face Sporting Club Bengaluru at the same venue, on November 8th.


Friday, October 28, 2022

FCBU and Agniputhra game ends in a 2-2 draw

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A late equaliser in extra time saw defending champions FC Bengaluru United held to a 2-2 draw by FC Agniputhra in the ongoing BDFA Super Division Championship at the Bangalore Football Stadium. The goal scorers for the defending champions were Mohmed Kdouh (14) and Irfan Yerwad (37) and they were leading 2-1 into extra time, but a last-minute goal from FC Agniputhra saw the defending champions record their third draw of the tournament. 

FC Bengaluru United started off trying to control possession and creating chances - in the fifth minute, an overlapping run from Ashok Singh set up a decent chance for Mohmed Kdouh to head the ball into the goal, only to see it miss the left post by inches. FC Bengaluru United continued to create chances but were unable to see them through. Finally, in the 14th minute, smart interplay in the midfield led to the wing where Ashok, courtesy a deft left foot, set up another header chance for Kdouh, who this time did not disappoint. Twenty one minutes later, after a series of missed chances, FCBU went up 2-0 - Lalramzhua Khiangte and and Ashok combined to send the ball into the heart of the opposition’s defence; Irfan got a touch on the ball to sneak in and score. 

FCBU suffered an early set back in the second half - 53 minutes in, Jairo Rodrigues was shown the red card to leave FCBU one man down and their defence under pressure. The defending champions scrapped hard to shore up their defence but finally succumbed in the 78th minute as FC Agniputhra converted the penalty opportunity. Three minutes into extra time, FC Agniputhra sneaked in the equaliser; the final score line 2-2.