Hyderabad FC’s young guns, started their 2nd Division League campaign on Thursday, March 16 with a narrow defeat against ARA FC in an entertaining contest in Ahmedabad.
Both teams started off brightly but went into the break without a goal to show for it. But it was ARA FA who came out strong after the break, finally opening the scoring in the 48th minute, with a goal from Naro Shrestha.
The hosts doubled their lead through Saurabh Bhanwala in the 73rd minute, as Hyderabad FC B were left to overturn a two-goal deficit with less than 20 minutes to play.
But the Hyderabad FC youngsters got back into the game but their first goal came too late after Koustav Dutta scored from the spot in the 89th minute.
Renjith’s side fought till the final whistle, but failed to find an equalizer, as his side fell to a hard-fought loss in their campaign opener.
Hyderabad FC B are back in action when they take on Ambernath United Atlanta FC at the Cooperage Stadium on Sunday, March 19.