AIFF Colts beat Mohun Bagan 4-01
AIFF U-18 Academy moved a step closer to book a semifinal slot of the IFA Shield when then routed Mohun Bagan U-19 4-0 in a Group B match at the Barasat Stadium on Monday.
This was the second win for the Academy boys and they next face a strong Frenz United, Malaysia in their next match on Wednesday.
The Academy boys scored two goals in each half to emerge winners in what was a one-sided match. Goals from Amal Das and Edmund Lalrindika in the first half and Prosenjit Chakraborty and Jerry Lalrinzuala in the second half settled the issue for the U-18 I-League Champions.
It was all AIFF in the first half. They attacked with authority right from the start and earned dividends soon. The multi faceted Prosenjit Chakraborty, who made merry throughout, initiated one in the 11th minute which paved the way for the corner from which the colts surged into the lead. Off the corner, Anirudh Thapa swung in a delightful ball from the left hand side which fell invitingly for central defender Amal Das who made no mistake in driving it in from close range.
Despite scoring an early goal AIFF looked hungry for more and they bossed the midfield -- Thapa and Abhishek Haldar reluctant to let the reins go off their hands.