AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: Milan Basumatary’s brace in either half help out the AIFF Elite academy to raise the curtains in panache to their u-19 I-league campaign from Goa Zone with 3-0 win over SESA FA at Chowugle Sports Complex on Saturday.
SESA FA holding an upper hand in head-to-head ties with AIFF EA was quickly off the blocks and showed some pace and penetration in the early exchanges. But the game steadily progressed as scripted; the visitor’s parked themselves at the back and waited for the chance to spring a counter attack.
Captain Daniel Lalhlimpuia playing in the attacking midfielder’s position exhibited a dynamic role to link the play from meticulous mid-fielder’s Malsawmzuala and Hayden Fernandes to the reckless Milan Basumatary; which proved very dangerous as the AIFF colts launched series of attack.
The deadlock was broke in 18th Minute, When Shahbaaz Khan’s precise through ball found its way into the path of Milan Basumatary, the striker cleverly evaded his markers before placing the ball to the far corner low past rival goal keeper.
The wind seemed to be in the AIFF sails as they bossed maximum possession and dictated the play till the interval.
At the half time the score was 1-0.
After the restart, the Goan outfit endeavoured to regain their composure but before they could grip the proceedings; The Protagonist, Daniel Lalhlimpuia arrowed the well set up half volley by Kamalpreet Singh to the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.
The third goal came in the quick succession when Shahbaaz Khan displayed the marvellous piece of skill whipping the whole SESA FA’s defence. The Right back cleverly set up Milan Basumatary only to complete his brace.
At the final whistle, the AIFF Elite Academy bagged three points with a comfortable 3-0 victory over SESA FA.
The AIFF Elite Academy will be facing Dempo SC in the second round in Cuncolim Ground at 3:30 pm on 18th December 2014.
Posted on : Sunday December 14, 2014