Hero Junior League: Suriya brace helps Chennaiyin FC U-15 score win

Chennai: The Chennaiyin FC Under-15 team beat the Chennai City FC Under-15s by a 4-1 margin in the 2018-19 Hero Junior League Chennai zone here.

K Suriya led the charge for CFC with two goals, as his strike-partner Yugan S and defender N Sivamani added one each. This was the CFC U-15s’ second win of the season as they took their tally to seven points from four games played so far.

CFC started the game well as Suriya, the attacker, had two good chances to open the scoring, but he was wasteful on both occasions. CFC were then awarded a penalty for a foul in the CCFC box; however, Suriya’s effort from the spot was saved by the keeper.

Suriya then did redeem himself, with the half-hour mark approaching. The striker was alert to pounce on a rebound after a CCFC clearance fell his way. He made no mistake this time, as CFC went 1-0 up.

In the 42nd minute, Suriya took a touch and lashed home after a Sathish Kumar cross from the right had found him in space inside the CCFC box. CFC were good value for their two-goal lead at half-time.

They continued to see more of the ball as the second half got under way.

Chennai City went down to 10-men in the 55th minute, when Umesh S was given his marching orders after receiving his second yellow card of the game.

Striker Yugan made the most of the momentum after the hour mark, when he made it 3-0 to CFC.

Chennai City had a rare chance going forward in the 77th minute. And they managed to pull one back from it and make it 4-1, through Kishore D.

Score: Chennaiyin FC U-15s 4 (K. Suriya 27’, 42’; Yugan S. 66’; N. Sivamani 85’) beat Chennai City FC U-15s 1 (Kishore D. 77’)

NT Bureau