Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC’s U-13 side got off to a winning start in the inaugural edition of the U13 Youth League with a dominant 6-0 victory over Stadium Sports Foundation at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. In a game dominated majorly by the Blue Colts, it was Soham Varshneya (25th and 33rd minutes) who opened the scoring in the first half with back-to-back penalty kick conversions.
Meanwhile, striker Ankith P., who fell short of converting a host of chances in the first half, made up for it in the second, scoring four times (37th, 38th, 42nd and 49th) in a twelve-minute spell to seal all three points for the home side.
Speaking after the game, striker Ankith P. shared his joy of getting the important win in the opening game of the campaign. “It was very good experience playing the first competitive match of the season. In the first half we missed a few close chances, but I think we made up for it in the second period. Ozone FA is a professional team as well and the second-round match will be a good one.”
Midfielder Soham who netted twice from the spot was elated to score in front of his parents and said, “I’m really happy to have scored twice in front of the crowd and my parents. The result is a very good one and will help us ahead of our second game.”