The 2016 Nike U15 Premier Cup – All India Finals had an eventful day as four matches took place in Nagoa and the Navelim Ground.
In Group B, Pune FC had to swallow a defeat in the hands of Mohammedan Sporting Club while Sports Authority of India – Guwahati got the better of local outfit Salgaocar FC later in the afternoon. In Group C, Royal Wahingdoh and Minerva Academy FC shared the spoils between them at Navelim ground in the first match of the day, while Ozone Football Academy outplayed Mumbai FC in the other match from the same group.
Surajuddin Munshi scored on either side of the break for Mohammedan Sporting, where Lansingam Reamei scored a consolation goal for Pune FC just one minute from the final whistle.
Royal Wahingdoh got the early goal in the 11th minute through Mahesh Singh, but Amarjeet Mishra restored parity for Minerva Academy FC within 5 minutes. Royal Wahingdoh found themselves again in the drivers seat when Thoiba Singh netted an own-goal after the hour-mark. Shubham Sarangi, the prolific striker from the North-Indian side, cancelled their lead again to secure one point in the opening fixture of the final round.
Salgaocar FC had a tough run against SAI-Guwahati as the visitors played a scintillating brand of football and Bishnu Bordoloi scored two immaculate goals in the second half to clinch all the three points.
Ozone Football Academy hit the gas from kick-off and found the back of the net on 25 minutes. Ozone Academy doubled their lead before the break. On resumption, Ajay Alex scored a fine brace to seal a win for the Bangalore-based team. Ranson Patel scored for Mumbai FC in the 76th minutes but it couldn’t deter Ozone Academy from gathering 3 points.
by I-League Media