Chennaiyin FC’s newly formed ‘B’ team got off to a winning start in the Don Bosco – Fr. McFerran Trophy All India Football Tournament, beating Integral Coach Factory 1-0. Bedashwor Singh scored the only goal of the game in the Chennaiyin FC ‘B’ team’s debut game.
All the seven new recruits from the AIFF Elite Academy started the match, along with reserve team players Bedashwor Singh and Prosenjit Chakraborty. Goalkeeper Shahin Lal Meloli and Fulganco Cardozo from the first team squad also started for the ‘B’ team.
The first half ended goalless with both sides failing to create any clear cut chances. The second half was played out in similar fashion, before Chennaiyin FC’s Bedashwor Singh opened the scoring just past the hour mark. A low drive from Bedashwor from the edge of the penalty area after a Aimol Reamsochung throw-in making it 1-0 to the Chennaiyin FC ‘B’ team.
Despite Integral Coach Factory’s best attempts to draw level, the Chennaiyin FC ‘B’ boys held on to the 1-0 lead and progressed to the next round of the tournament.
Chennaiyin FC ‘B’ 1-0 Integral Coach Factory
(Bedashwor Singh 61′)