Goals on either side of half-time give hand the Blues victory over Jamshedpur FC's colts - Tata Football Academy (TFA).
On a bright morning in Goa, U18 teams of Indian Super League rivals Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC faced each other in the Vedanta Youth Cup 2019. The Jamshedpur FC U18 team (TFA) were narrowly edged out by Bengaluru FC U18 as two goals on either side of half-time proved to be the difference between the two teams in an otherwise even encounter.
The game started with extreme intensity with tackles flying in and both teams vying for ball possession, building a set-up for a classic encounter. With chances flying in for both teams towards the last few minutes of the first half, the goal finally came for Bengaluru FC just a minute before the half-time whistle as Bengaluru’s Ronik Singh gave his side the lead.
The Blues doubled their lead via Jagdeep Singh in the first minute of the second half itself. The rest of the match saw TFA carve two great chances via Robin Yadav in the last 30 minutes.
The win takes Bengaluru FC into the final with 7 points while TFA who were on 4 points narrowly missed out on the final as Reliance Foundation Young Champs beat SESA Football Academy 3-0 to take their tally to 5 points.
TFA will next face SESA Football Academy for the third-place match on 29th September.