1/16/2019 5:24:10 PM (GMT+3)

Bengaluru B open I-League 2nd Division campaign with win

Bengaluru B open I-League 2nd Division campaign with win

MARGAO, Goa: A superb second half display inspired by an Altamash Sayed brace helped Bengaluru FC B down FC Goa Reserves 4-1 in their Hero 2nd Division League opener at the Nagoa Ground here on Wednesday.

While Naorem Roshan Singh (51’) opened the scoring for the Blue Colts, Aaren D’Silva (65’) equalised for the hosts in the second half. A quickfire brace from Altamash (70’, 73’) and a late goal from winger Leon Augustine (83’) handed BFC B all three points as they moved to the top of Group A ahead of ARA FC (3 pts) on goal difference.

Going into their first game of the campaign, Coach Naushad Moosa opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Roshan Singh leading the frontline, flanked by Leon and Advait Shinde. Meanwhile, 16-year-old midfielder Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha made his debut for BFC B after making the roster for the 2nd Division League.

After a lacklustre first half where both sides played cautiously for most parts, the second half sprung to life inside the opening ten minutes. It was Bengaluru who broke the deadlock when Roshan found the back of the net in the 51st minute. Altamash managed to find Advait on the edge of the box on the right flank who turned around intelligently and laid it off for an onrushing Roshan who took one touch before finding the bottom right corner with a left-footed finish.