Friday, February 17, 2023

Bangalore City FC win B Division League title, Roots FS take second spot

Bangalore City FC’s fine six-match winning run was enough to clinch the BDFA B Division League title and a promotion spot. Though they received a jolt by losing to the league runner up Roots FS in their last game but that didn't come in their way of the league title. 

Goans FC did not turn up for their matches and RS Sports pulled out after playing 6 rounds (loosing all) – both teams are relegated to C Division. As per BDFA League (2022-23) Rules 16, result of matches played against R S Sports stand Null and Void. 

Roots FS took the field against Bangalore City FC’s in their last round game. The equation was simple, an outright win would earn them the second position, ahead of Royals FC and Bangalore Warriors, and a spot in BDFA A Division.

In the game between Roots and Bangalore City, the latter dominated the proceedings, took lead 8-minutes before regulation time. Roots looked anything but winning the game from there.

The drama unfolded in the final 5 minutes of the game, which was primarily the injury time. Roots were awarded a penalty at the beginning of the added time, which went wasted. An own goal by Bangalore City in 70’+4‘ min made the score level. It was left to Roots scoring the winning goal in the last minute thus securing a promotion ticket to the BDFA A Division.  

BDFA B Division will be concluded tomorrow after the following games: Bangalore City FC Vs CIL and Bangalore Warriors Vs Al Fateh FC. 

If Bangalore Warriors wins tomorrow, they will be tied at same points with Roots FS, however the latter would still be above Bangalore Warriors in the points table with a Head-to-Head win (3-2). 

The top two teams in the Points Table, Bangalore City FC and Roots FC, will be playing an exhibition game tomorrow before the prize distribution ceremony.

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