Monday, January 25, 2021

Students Union produce upset to beat Kickstart

In what could be a major upset for Kickstart FC, Students Union FC defeated them in their fourth game of Citrus Ventures BDFA Super Division League. Touted as title favorites, Kickstart came in the game with two wins and a draw behind them.

Coached by former HAL player Satish Kumar (Sr), Students Union almost won their previous game against ASC only to sunk in the last minute. The game ended in 2-2 draw.

Students Union Playing against a much better Kickstart team, took lead in the first half with a Lokesh M goal (28’). This was Lokesh’s second goal in the league with the other that he scored in the previous ASC game.

Kickstart kept pressurizing looking for an equalizer but remained elusive.


 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Bengaluru United beat ADE 4-0

FC Bengaluru United Media 

FC Bengaluru United turned in an emphatic performance yet again to beat ADE FC 4-0 in their third game of the BDFA Super Division Campaign. Dominant from the word go, FC Bengaluru United kept their foot on the pedal throughout to secure a hat trick of wins in the tournament.


FC Bengaluru United started off playing aggressively, a move that soon yielded rich dividends. Jaison got them on the scoreboard with a beautiful goal curled in from just inside the top box. A smart assist from Kiran to Chetan saw him dribble adroitly past two defenders and FC Bengaluru United were up 2-0 in 35 minutes. And their defense game was on point as well – with ADE FC barely getting any chances on the goal.


FC Bengaluru United didn’t let the momentum slip in the second half – and much like their first game against Income Tax, their substitutes too had a say! Malem, who came on around the 50th minute, took charge of a cross from Ronald and netted it safely into the goal. And in the 72nd minute, Ronaldo scored off a free kick to top off what has been a commanding performance from FC Bengaluru United thus far- strong in attack and sturdy in defense!  


Akbar's brace help MEG beat Dream United

Akbar Sidhique struck twice in each half and sealed the victory for MEG against Dream United in the Citrus Ventures BDFA Super Division league played at the Bangalore Football Stadium this evening. 


Dream United, relatively an inexperienced side comprising players from their academy setup with an average age of 19, tried hard in the second half reduced margin after forcing a penalty before MEG scored their third and bottling the game up. 


After coaching MEG for 8 seasons and helping the team to reach great heights, which included couple of BDFA Super Division title, Puttiah Memorial Cup, and several national level tournaments, head coach Shaji SP was seen in the opponent bench. Shaji has been associated with Dream United for past few years. 


In the first match of the day, FC Bengaluru United defeated ADE 4-2. 


 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Kickstart wipe out Income Tax 10-0, ASC equalize to earn a late draw against Students Union

Income Tax is soon turning out to the weakest team in this edition of BDFA Super Division. Not only did they lose all three matches played thus far, but the losses are also by big margin. After conceding 8 goals in previous two encounters in the BDFA League, they lost to Kickstart FC 10–0 today.  


Young Nikhil Raj gave Kickstart the lead in the first minute of the game, which followed a barrage of goals, wiping out Income Tax 10-0. 


The other game of the day between ASC and Students Union looked exciting when the former team levelled the score in the 94th minute when a 25-yard astounding shot from Shafeel went in the back of the net. The Students Union boys were was confident of pocketing full points and were waiting for the final whistle. 

Results: 

 - Kickstart 10 (Nikhil Raj-1', 61', Tharun M- 11' [OG], Sudheer Kotekela-25', Satish Kumar-35', Luckey Kelechukukwa Micheal-4', 59', 83', Harpreet Singh-50', Vignesh-88') Vs Income Tax 0   

 - ASC 2 (Thiyagarajan-33', Shafeel PP-90'+4') Vs Student Union 2 (Lokesh M-53', Sujith Kumar-76') 


 

File Pic: Kickstart FC Vs FC Deccan played on Jan 15, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Bengaluru FC boys keep the ball rolling with 4-2 win over Deccan

Bengaluru FC Media 

Bengaluru FC came from a goal down to beat FC Deccan 4-2 at the Bengaluru Football Stadium on Wednesday. Coach Sandesh Bhoite made one change from the opening game of the BDFA Super Division season as Bekey Oram moved to the bench and Kamalesh replaced him for the Blue Colts.


Despite having the majority of possession and dominating the game, Bengaluru fell behind to a well-worked goal as Deccan moved the ball to the left flank and Kaviarasan’s first time finish from the cross beat Dipesh Chauhan in goal.


However, the Blue Colts took less than five minutes to equalise when Shivasakthi dropped back to pick up possession, turned his marker and thread in a through pass to Kamalesh. The midfielder took a touch before composing a firm, low finish past Dilip.


Early in the second half, Deccan had a chance to retake the lead when the referee pointed to the spot following a foul by Jagdeep Singh, despite the linesman deeming the contact to have happened outside the area. Dipesh did well to dive right and save Sajeesh’s effort to keep the scores level.


Four minutes later, the Blue Colts took the lead through Akashdeep Singh. The winger cut into the box and finished past the ‘keeper at the far post to give the Blues the lead. Only two minutes later, the Blue Colts won a penalty of their own when Shivasakthi was bundled over inside the area. Thoi Singh’s low shot beat Dilip, who went the wrong way, to make it 3-1.


Sajeesh then atoned for his penalty miss nine minutes from time when he rose high to head home from a corner, but all hopes of an FC Deccan revival were thwarted when the Blue Colts added one more to the board on the 90th minute mark. Lastborn Mawphiang carried the ball forward on a counter and picked out Omega Vanlalruaituanga, who finished from the edge of the box to make it 4-2 and seal the points.


The Blues are back in action at the same venue on January 27 when they take on Income Tax FC.