Dream run continues for Chennaiyin FC U-18

Chennai: The Chennaiyin FC Under-18 team beat Chennai City FC 4-2 to make it four wins out of five in the AIFF Under-18 Youth League at the SSN College Ground here on Tuesday. The CFC U-18s completed the double over its opponents in the process, having defeated it 3-2 in the corresponding fixture three days ago.

Goals from Vijay Thangavel and Hendry Antonay gave CFC a first-half lead, only for CCFC to draw level with goals on either side of half time. However, CFC’s Prasanna Kumar and Aman Chetri had different ideas in the second-half, the latter scoring his seventh goal of this campaign to round off a 4-2 win.

Chennaiyin made four changes to the starting line-up from the 3-2 win over CCFC on Saturday. Prathamesh Honavarkar replaced Lourdhu Divyanathan in goal as Selvaniranjan and Paarvin Raj came into the defence for the suspended duo of CFC skipper Saurabh Meher and Mohammed Sarif Khan. And Sathish Kumar replaced Yunus Shaikh in midfield.
CFC took an early lead through Vijay Thangavel, the Bengaluru boy scoring in the fifth minute. Chennaiyin dominated proceedings for majority of the first period, doubling its lead at the half-hour mark through a well-taken free-kick by stand-in skipper Hendry Antonay from 30 yards out.


Chennaiyin FC U-18s 4 (Vijay Thangavel 5’, Hendry Antonay 30’, Prasanna Kumar 68’, Aman Chetri 74’) beat Chennai City FC U-18s 2 (Syed Taha 41’, Vineeth Kumar 49’)

NT Bureau