Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Karnataka thrash Andhra Pradesh 6-0

Hosts Karnataka got off to a flying start with a 6-0 win over Andhra Pradesh in the South Zone Qualifiers of Hero Sub Junior National Football Championship at the Bangalore Football Stadium today evening. 

Karnataka was leading 3-0 at the lemon break, got their goals through Gautam Rajesh-6’ Chandan Biju-23’, 75’, Rajat R-57’, and skipper Aditya Kalasur-72’ (Penalty). 

Karnataka started well and scored in the 6th minute when Rajesh made the most of the Andhra goalkeeper Piyush Singh who charged out and could not get back.

Biju scored the first of his two goals when he beat Singh with a fine shot. Midfielder Bora made it 3-0 on the half hour mark when his header brushed a rival defender and went in. With the 3-0 lead the hosts took the pedal off the gas and the play was confined mostly to the midfield.

Twelve minutes after restart, Rajat earned huge cheers from a large gathering when he struck from long range. 

Two more goals within 3 minutes, the first when Gurveer Singh was brought down by the Andhra keeper and skipper Kalasur concerted the resultant penalty in the 72nd minute. The second came when Chandan Biju finished scoring his brace and Karnataka completed their 6-0 rout. 

Karnataka play their final Group A fixture against Tamil Nadu on Saturday, September 7th. In tomorrow's game, Pondicherry take on Kerala in Group B. 

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