Sporting Clube de Goa 0 – Bengaluru FC U16s 4 (Rahul 9’, Amay 40’, Lalrinzuala 61’, Nonganba 64’)
Goa: A strong display of attacking football from Bengaluru FC’s U16 Academy side saw them go top of the charts in the U16 Y-League with a 4-0 win over Sporting Clube de Goa at the Duler Stadium, in Goa, on Monday. Following up on their victory over Salgaocar in the opening match on Saturday, the Blue Colts have now scored eight goals and conceded just one in the Rest of India, Zone-I group.
The young Blues attacked from the word go with Rahul Rajan having a go in the opening minutes, followed by tries from Lalrinzuala Lalbiaklana and Nonganba Singh. Rahul made it two goals from as many games when Lalrinzuala’s square pass found him unmarked in the area to slot home the opener in as early as the 9th minute.
The John Kila-coached side went in at the break having doubled their advantage with midfielder Amay Morajkar’s perfectly placed strike finding the top corner from over 25 yards.
Rahul turned provider as a reverse of the first goal allowed the 16-year-old to grab his third assist of the group stages, setting up Lalrinzuala for the Blue Colts’ third on the day. Winger Nonganba made it 4-0 with a neat finish in the 64th minute, only to receive his marching orders for a second bookable offense moments later.
The Blue Colts will face Dempo SC U16s needing just a point to qualify to the final rounds from the Rest of India Zone-I, at the same venue on Wednesday.