AIFF U-17 boys thrash Little Angels to win Subroto Cup
The AIFF Academy boys outplayed Little Angels Paradise Secondary School of Manipur 4-1 to clinch the Subroto Cup U-17 title at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Friday.
The AIFF Academy cadets, who came into the final on the back of a 2-0 win against Indonesia, were off to a shaky start as the Manipuris took the lead in the sixth minute.
Not to be deterred, the AIFF U-17 boys played an aggressive game, creating chances at regular intervals. In the 11th <g data-gr-id="18">minute</g> Edmund found Bedeshwor in an attempt to release him on goal but the latter was tackled by the Little Angels defence.
Seconds later, the Manipuri goalkeeper pulled off a perfectly timed save, thus denying Bodo from getting past him. By then, the AIFF boys were slowly taking over the reins and the crowd was treated to some exquisite through balls.
In the 18th minute, Edmund wriggled past the Manipuri defence, but the lanky forward’s shot missed the target by inches.