Chennaiyin FC’s Under-15 boys team drew 2-2 with Football Plus in their final Under-15 Youth League group match at the SSN College Ground here today. The result means Chennaiyin FC qualify for the final round of the U-15 Youth League, having won the Chennai zone without losing a game.
After an evenly fought out first half hour of the game, Chennaiyin FC took the lead through Aswin M’s header from a corner in the 35th minute. It soon became 2-0 courtesy a beautiful long range free-kick by Suriya Kumar. Football Plus then halved the deficit from the penalty spot just before half-time, following a foul by Chennaiyin FC keeper Aron R. Bexon Dilly Don converted the spot kick for the visitors.
Football Plus came hard at Chennaiyin FC after the interval in search of an equalizer. They won another penalty but this time Aron R. made a brilliant save from Bexon’s spot kick. However, Football Plus drew level in the dying moments, and Bexon it was yet again, finishing off a good team move. Chennaiyin FC held on though in the ensuing minutes for a valuable point.
The result means Chennaiyin FC could not do the double over Football Plus, having beaten them 1-0 in the league’s opening round.
Chennaiyin FC 2-2 Football Plus
(C: Aswin M. 35′, Suriya Kumar 45′; F: Bexon Dilly Don 45’+3, 90′)