AIFF U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-15
Rest of India Zone
Shillong Lajong FC
Royal Wahingdoh FC
Kalyani Bharat FC
Lonestar Kashmir FC
Tata Football Academy (DEFENDING CHAMPIONS)
AIFF U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-15I-League U19 started by AIFF in the year 2011. 16 teams were split into four groups of four with only one group containing only three teams. At the end of the season the top team from the group stage would move onto the final group stage with the other group winners and play each other once. The inaugural winners were JCT.
The competition name was changed in 2012 to the I-League U20 because many u20 players in the I-League were not getting any time in the senior teams. Teams will play those within their own group twice and again the top teams will move on to the final group at the end.
AIFF decided to switch the tournament back to an under-19 tournament from 2014 where the tournament format was changed and divided into five region based zones, namely, Kolkata, Mumbai, Shillong, Goa and Rest of India.
I-League U19 2011 ------ JCT FC
I-League U19 2012 ------ Pune FC
I-League U19 2013 ------ Pune FC
I-League U19 2014 ------ Tata FA
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FIXTURES of Zonal Round – MAHARASHTRATEAM M W D L GF GA GD PTS PUNE FC 8 6 1 1 31 9 +22 19 DSK 8 6 1 1 26 7 +19 19 KENKRE FC 8 2 3 3 10 18 -8 9 MUMBAI FC 8 2 1 5 7 18 -11 7 PIFA 8 0 2 6 6 28 -22 2 13-12-2014 PUNE FC ----- ( 3-0 )----MUMBAI FC PUNE FC Ground, Mamurdi PFC : (Asheer 3', Nishant 16' OG, Altamash 70') 14-12-2014 DSK SIBAJIANS----- ( 6-0 )---- PIFA --DSK SIBAJIANS Football Field 19-12-2014 PUNE FC ----- ( 1-3 )---- DSK SIBAJIANS --- PUNE FC Ground, Mamurdi PFC : Farukh DSK : : Lallianzuala-2, Lalnunsiama 20-12-2014 KENKRE FC ---( 1-0 ) -- MUMBAI FC -- Cooperage Ground KEK : yash mhatre 19' (penalty) 23-12-2014 PIFA ---( 2-2 ) -- KENKRE FC - Cooperage Ground KEK : Atif, Kenneth PIFA : Mohd Atif, Ronith.. 24-12-2014 MUMBAI FC ---( 1-3 ) -- DSK SIBAJIANS - Cooperage Ground MFC : Kartik DSK : Patrick, Pattrick (Pen), Lallianzuala 28-12-2014 DSK SIBAJIANS ---( 4-1 ) -- KENKRE FC - DSK SIBAJIANS Football Field DSK : L LALLIANZUALA-2, M MAWIHMINGTHANGA-2 KEK : Atif SHAIKH 29-12-2014 PUNE FC --- ( 7-1 ) -- PIFA - PUNE FC Ground, Mamurdi PFC: Sanchayan(2), Farukh(2), Myron, Altamash PIFA: Pawan, Arjun, Shumil, Pragnesh, Deepak, Atif, Ronith, Martin, Pritam, Pandya, Anis PFC: Balkar, Asheer, Myron, Sanchayan, Farukh, Lyngdoh, Soares, Altamash, Sannik, Tanmay, Dimple 02-01-2015 PUNE FC --- ( 1-1 ) -- KENKRE FC = PUNE FC Ground, Mamurdi PFC : Sanchayan Samadder
AIFF U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-15FIXTURES of Zonal Round – GOA
TEAM M W D L GF GA GD PTS AIFF U19 8 7 1 0 27 1 +26 22 SALGAOCAR 8 4 2 2 15 5 +10 14 SPORTING GOA 8 2 2 4 7 13 -6 8 SESA FA 8 2 2 4 7 14 -7 8 DEMPO SC 8 0 3 5 4 27 -23 3
13-12-2014 AIFF EA ---( 3-0 ) -- SESA FA - Benaulim Ground AIFF : Milan Basumatary (2), Daniel Lalhimpuia 14-12-2014 SALGAOCAR SC ----- ( 2-1 )---- DEMPO SC - Cuncolim Ground
AIFF U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-15FIXTURES of Zonal Round – KOLKATA
TEAM M W D L GF GA GD PTS UNITED SC 6 3 3 0 12 5 +7 12 MOHUN BAGAN 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 11 EAST BENGAL 6 2 2 2 4 3 +1 8 MOHAMMEDAN SC 6 0 1 5 3 13 -10 1
13-12-2014 UNITED SC --- ( 2-1 ) --- MOHUN BAGAN - Kalyani Stadium USC : Babun Das 67', Sandip Bhattacharyya 90+4' MMB : Lironthung Lotha 14-12-2014 EAST BENGAL -- ( 2-0 ) --- MOHAMMEDAN SC - East Bengal Ground KEB : Budhwa Bora 41', Soumen Majumder 67' KEB : Chattu, Subhojit, Ankit, Wasim, Arup, Indrajit, Somnath, Budhwa, Hira, Surajit, Enjamu. MSC : Ayon, Sujoy, Sanjoy, Subhankar, Raja, Sumanto, Diptanu, Asif, Shanu, Suraj, Omeer. 67' : Sub Soumen collected a ball from midfield and well placed in righr side of Mohammedan keeper. 41' : Budhwa scored. A faulty cleareance of MSC deep defence and Budhwa collected the ball in 18 yeards and scored 18-12-2014 MOHAMMEDAN SC --- ( 1-1 ) -- UNITED SC - Rajpur-Sonarpur Ground MSC : Sujay Mondol USC : Babun Das - Pen USC : Sandip, Abdul, Jagannath, Laxmi, Azaruddin, Bivash, Babun, Dinesh, Sujoy, Santu, Monotosh MSC : Ayan, Subhankar, Molla, Sumonto, Asif, Shanu, Raja, Omeer, Suraj, Diptanu, Sujoy. 19-12-2014 EAST BENGAL --- ( 0-0 ) -- MOHUN BAGAN - East Bengal Ground MMB : Saikat, Nitin, Manik, Jerry, Saukat, Pintu, Adarsh, Sumon, Rajib, Rohit, Marshal. KEB : Shuvojit, Chattu, Ankit, Wasim, Arup, Indrajit, Somnath, Budhwa, Hira, Surojit, Haque. 23-12-2014 UNITED SC --- ( 1-0 ) -- EAST BENGAL - Kalyani Stadium USC : Sajjad 77' 24-12-2014 MOHAMMEDAN SC --- ( 1-2 ) -- MOHUN BAGAN - Rajpur-Sonarpur Ground MMB : Adarsh Tamang, Pintu Mahalo 28-12-2014 MOHAMMEDAN SC --- ( 0-1 ) -- EAST BENGAL - Rajpur-Sonarpur Ground KEB : Soumen Majumder 29-12-2014 MOHUN BAGAN --- ( 1-1 ) -- UNITED SC - Mohun Bagan Ground MB: Pintu Mahato 15' USC: Babun Das 90'+2' MB: Saikat, Anirban, Nitin, Baite, Mahta, Jerry, Pintu, Adarsh, Sumon, Rajib, Marshal USC: Abdul, Prosenjit, Suvonkor, Jogonnath, Laxmi, Bivash, Babun, Dinesh, Sujoy, Santu, Monotosh 02-01-2015 MOHUN BAGAN --- ( 1-0 ) -- EAST BENGAL = Mohun Bagan Ground MMB : SUB - Lironthung Lotha 90' R/C : Rajib (MB) Ankit (EB) MMB : Saikat, Anirban, Mahata, Sumon, Rajib, Adarsh, Saukat, Pintu, Nitin, Marshal, Jerry. KEB : Subhojit, Chattu, Ankit, Wasim, Indrajit, Somnath, Arup, Dipankar, Sukamal, Budhwa, Surojit 03-01-2015 UNITED SC --- ( 6-1 ) -- MOHAMMEDAN SC - Kalyani Stadium USC: Sandip 15', 75', 85', Babun 53', Sajat 80', Suvonkar 90'+3' MSC: Asif 10' 07-01-2015 MOHUN BAGAN --- ( 1-0 ) -- MOHAMMEDAN SC - Mohun Bagan Ground MMB : Rohit Negi 08-01-2015 EAST BENGAL --- ( 1-1 ) --UNITED SC - East Bengal Ground
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REST OF INDIA TEAM FIXTURES AND RESULTS
TEAM - GROUP -A M W D L GF GA GD PTS Tata football Academy 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7 Hindusthan FC 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7 Loanstar Kashmir FC 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1 Bengaluru FC 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1
04-02-2015 : Hindusthan FC --- 1-0 Loanstar Kashmir FC - Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
HFC : Gagan
04-02-2015 : Bengaluru FC --- 0-2 Tata football Academy - Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
TFA : Aibanbha Kupar,Thiyam Srivas Singh
01-02-2015 : Loanstar Kashmir FC --- 2-2 Bengaluru FC Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
LKS : Assar Mohd 16',Wani 87'
BFC : Nirnaik Naik 45', Mani Vannan 47'
01-02-2015 : Hindusthan FC --- 0-0 Tata football Academy - Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
07-02-2015 : Tata football Academy --- 3-0 Loanstar Kashmir FC - Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
07-02-2015 : Hindusthan FC --- 4-0 Loanstar Kashmir FC Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
HFC : Vishal Deep, Ramthing Jajo, Dilli Ram Sanyasi -2
TEAM - GROUP B M W D L GF GA GD PTS Chanmari FC 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Shillong Lajong 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Aizawl FC 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4 Royal Wahingdoh 3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 1
11-02-2015: Royal Wahingdoh--- 2-3 Shillong Lajong FC
11-02-2015: Aizawl FC --- 1-3 Chanmari FC
07-02-2015: Aizawl FC --- 1-0 Shillong Lajong FC
07-02-2015: Chanmari FC--- 3-1 Royal Wahingdoh FC
04-02-2015: Shillong Lajong --- 0-0 Chanmari FC
04-02-2015: Aizawl FC --- 1-1 Royal Wahingdoh FC
26.12.2014: AIFF PRESS RELEASE: The venues for the U-19 I-League Rest of India Zone have been confirmed, and the matches for the group will be beginning on January 30, 2015. The Zone will be divided into two groups and the nine teams taking part will play a single leg league. Matches for the Rest of India Zone B will be played at the Lammual Stadium in Aizawl, whereas the Rest of India Zone A will play their games at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.
The matches in Aizawl will be starting on January 30 - Chanmari FC vs Royal Wahingdoh FC, Aizawl FC vs Shillong Lajong FC - while the matches in Delhi will begin on February 1 - Lonestar Kashmir FC vs Bengaluru FC; Hindustan FC vs Kalyani Bharat FC.
The top team from each group of the Rest of India zone will qualify to the Final Round of the tournament. The defending champions of the tournament, Tata Football Academy, will ply their trade in the ROI Zone B in Aizawl, where they start proceedings against Aizawl FC on February 2.
REST OF INDIA ZONE A (Delhi) - Kalyani Bharat FC, Bengaluru FC, Lonestar Kashmir FC, Hindustan FC
REST OF INDIA ZONE B (Aizawl) - Chanmari FC, Aizawl FC, Shillong Lajong FC, Royal Wahingdoh FC, Tata Football Academy
AIFF U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-15 - REST OF INDIA01.02.2015: Ten-men Bengaluru FC keep Kashmir FC at bay
DFA Press Release : Bengaluru FC and Lonestar Kashmir FC traded goals either side of halftime to eventually share the spoils in a Group A Rest of India U-19 I-League encounter here at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday (February 1, 2015). Right-winger Assar Mohd gave Kashmir the lead in the 16th minute tucking neatly into the far corner off a Wasiq Wani pullback from the byline inside the box. BFC equalised through Nirnaik Naik right at the end of the half, the forward turning in a low cross from left-winger Shelton Nickson.
The second half meandered on before springing to life in the last ten minutes. Much to the anguish of the vociferous Kashmir supporters, BFC took the lead for the first time in the match, Mani Vannan beating the onrushing keeper to slot home at the back post. Just when the blues Richard Hood marshalled Blues looked to see off the tie riding the one goal lead, Kashmir got their second courtesy Wani's delightful dink past the advancing keeper.
With three minutes left on the clock, BFC held on for a point despite going down to ten men in the next minute when their keeper Srijith S lunged at Adnan Ayub on the edge of the box to earn his second yellow. The Kashmir side started the match brightly with their attacking trio of Danish Farooq, Adnan and Mohd. Uneeb combining well from the word go. BFC on the other hand won three corners inside the first twenty minutes to Kashmir's two but the boys in blue lacked teeth up front.
Kashmir FC looked the likelier of the two to surge ahead and they did by converting the first real chance of the match. Playing No 10 in a 4-2-3-1 formation, Wani darted inside the box unchallenged to pullback for a lurking Assar from the byline. Assar flicked it past BFC custodian Srijith S with the ball nestling into the bottom right corner.
Kashmir FC should have doubled the tally had Adnan not passed the ball to Wani who was offside from a good angle. At the other end, BFC’s forward Nishant Bhatt dragged wide a gilt-edged chance to peg back after Naik had set him up beautifully. Soon after Naik drew level, turning in a low cross from Nickson which the defense and goalkeeper made a hash of.
It was not until the 82nd minute that the second period hit top gear, albeit making no difference to the final score. Vannan came close with a cross-shot and Adnan turned well to pull wide before BFC took the lead. Substitute Pradeep Ramesh fed Mannan who cut in to place the ball low past the onrushing keeper and into the far corner.
Five minutes later Kashmir FC drew level. Wani got on the end of Adnan's pass to lob the keeper with the ball bouncing into the back of the net. BFC Keeper Srijith was punished for his rash tackle on Adnan a minute later, earning a second booking to make the long walk down the tunnel.
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20.04.2015 DSK Shivajians ---( 2-4 ) -- Pune FC
DSK : Md. Ashique Kuruniyan 38', Sanchayan Samadder 45'
PFC : Patrick Mascarenhas (26' Pen), Lalhriatpuia 27', Dimple Bhagat 63', Arif Shaikh 73'
PFC PRESS RELEASE : Pune FC came from two goals down to beat DSK Shivajians 4-2 in a thrilling encounter at the DSK Football Field in Loni on Monday. Having gone down 0-2 in the opening half an hour, Pune FC showed great composure to fight back and begin the U19 I-League Final Phase with a win.
In an action packed encounter, hosts DSK Shivajians took a two goal lead through Patrick Mascarenhas (26th minute, Penalty) and Lalhriatpuia (27th) before medio Md. Ashique Kuruniyan (38th) and Sanchayan Samadder (45th) pulled Pune FC level in the first half. Therafter, goals from winger Dimple Bhagat (63rd) and striker Arif Shaikh (73rd) in the second half sealed Pune FC's brilliant comeback win.
Hosts DSK Shivajians played the final thirty minutes with ten men after Kamlesh Nadar was sent off in the 56th minute. After some half chances at either end in the opening quarter, hosts DSK Shivajians took the lead in the 26th minute. Stiker Patrick converted a penalty kick after Dimple had committed a foul inside the Pune FC box.
A minute later, a howler from Pune FC custodian Sukhadev Patil allowed Shivajians to double their lead. The Pune FC custodian came outside the box trying to clear a long ball. His miskick however, fell for Lalhriatpuia who chipped the ball home from range. Despite going two goals down, Pune FC kept pushing ahead and were finally rewarded when medio Ashique pulled one back in the 38th minute. The creative midfielder slotted home from close range capitalising on the Shivajians backline's failure to clear the ball on a corner kick.
Having scored a goal, Pune FC got their confidence back and began pushing up. Attempts from midfielder Sannik Murmu and striker Arif went close as the two-time former champions began to assert their dominance. The pressure paid off as Pune FC scored an identical goal to the one they conceded. After Arif charged on keeper Shubham Dhas, he panicked in cleared the ball which fell for Sanchayan about twelve yards outside the box. The midfielder controlled and curled his shot straight into the empty net to level scores going into the breather.
The second half was a totally different story as Pune FC dominated proceedings right from the start forcing the hosts into making mistakes. One such foul from Shivajians’ Kamlesh Nadar on Ashique earned him a second booking which resulted in a sending off in the 56th minute.
With a man-advantage, Pune FC began pushing further up and completed the comeback in the 63rd minute. Having earned a freekick on the right flank, Dimple curled in the attempt at the near post. A fumble from keeper Shubham saw the ball end up in the net as Pune FC went up 3-2. Ten minutes later, Pune FC increased their lead after a well worked move. Winger Chesterpaul Lyngdoh played a nice long ball upfront to Arif inside the box. The striker controlled, beat the keeper and slotted home from close range to score the fourth goal.
Pune FC continued to create chances in the final quarter but were denied on multiple occasions before finally sealing a well-deserved 4-2 win.
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29-12-2014 PUNE FC ---( 7-1 ) --PIFA - PUNE FC Ground, Mamurdi
PFC: Sanchayan(2), Farukh(2), Myron, Altamash
PIFA: Pawan, Arjun, Shumil, Pragnesh, Deepak, Atif, Ronith, Martin, Pritam, Pandya, Anis
PFC: Balkar, Asheer, Myron, Sanchayan, Farukh, Lyngdoh, Soares, Altamash, Sannik, Tanmay, Dimple
PFC Press Release : Pune FC put in a clinical performance to systematically register a whopping 7-1 win over PIFA Colaba, in a Round-3 encounter in the Under-19 I-League Maharashtra Zone at the Pune FC Training Pitches in Mamurdi, on Monday. The win was aided by a hat-trick from striker Farukh Choudhary (14th, 44th, 68th), while Sanchayan Samaddar (10th, 30th), Myron Mendes (22nd) and Altamesh Sayyed (27th) completed the rout. PIFA pulled one back through Arjun Mehra (59th).
Pune FC took their points tally to 6 from 3 games after registering their second home win and occupies second position in the group. The game began in an attacking fashion for Pune FC who got the first chance in the seventh minute. Sanchayan Samaddar played the ball wide to the left from the midfield and found Sannik Murmu who fired it into the side netting.
Three minutes later, Pune FC finally broke the deadlock and took the lead in the 10th minute. Running from the right flank, Chesterpaul Lyngdoh crossed the ball in to Sanchayan who instinctively controlled the ball, and shot it with his left foot past a diving PIFA custodian.
Four minutes later, Pune FC doubled their advantage. Defender Myron pumped up a pass from the Pune FC box which missed everyone and found an unmarked Farukh. The striker ran ten yards to place it past the PIFA custodian in the right hand bottom corner. Eight minutes later, Pune FC once again found the back of the net. Having won a corner, Captain Altamash Sayed played a quick ball in to Myron, who controlled and placed it past keeper Pritam Jadhav in the PIFA goal.
Two minutes later Pune FC made it four thanks to a combined effort between Sanchayan, Farukh and Altamash. Sanchayan passed the ball to Farukh, who used his chest to guide the pass to Altamash, who in turn controlled the ball and fired a volley past a hapless PIFA keeper.
The rampant Pune FC side got their fifth goal at the half hour mark. A delicate pass from Altamash to Farukh saw him instinctively guide the ball to Sanchayan who placed it deftly past the keeper. In the meantime, Pune FC had two goals disallowed for offside but they kept up the tempo. In the 44th minute, Pune FC once again found the back of the PIFA net. Skipper Altamash who had been combining well with Farukh earlier chipped the ball to him and Farukh made no mistake in placing it past the PIFA keeper.
The second half was a contrast as compared to the first. PIFA began proceedings in an attacking manner keeping the Pune FC defense on their toes. A defensive error allowed PIFA to pull one back in the 59th minute. A wayward pass found PIFA's Arjun Mehra who ran with the ball and put it past keeper Tanmay Bhattacharjee.
However, Pune FC restored their six goal lead nine minutes later. Striker Farukh cxompleted his treble finishing off Altamash's set up from the top of the box. Both sides create a few half chances in the final quarter before the game ended 7-1 in favour of Pune FC.
19-12-2014 : PUNE FC ----- ( 1-3 )---- DSK SIBAJIANS
PFC : Farukh
DSK : : Lallianzuala-2, Lalnunsiama
Pune FC were done in by defensive errors and went down fighting 1-3 to DSK Shivajians FC in an Under-19 I-League Maharashtra Zone Round 2 encounter at the Pune FC Training Pitches in Mamurdi on Friday. The loss was Pune FC's first in two games, the first at home, and their tally remains at 3 points as they stay second behind leaders Shivajians (6 points) after two rounds.
Shivajians took the lead through striker Lallianzuala in the 21st minute, before striker Farukh Choudhary pulled Pune FC level in the 38th minute. Minutes later, Lallianzuala (44th) scored once again to give Shivajians the lead before Lalnunsiama (69th) completed the scoring.
Having created a host of chances of chances throughout the game, Pune FC were let down once again by failure to convert chances in the final third. Pune FC began the game on the offensive and created a couple of chances in the opening quarter. However, attempts from winger Chesterpaul Lyngdoh and Sebastian Thangmuansang went wide.
In the 17th minute, Pune FC almost took the lead. Wing-back Dimple Bhagat controlled a stray ball on the left and sent in a first time low cross inside the box. However, despite getting into the box in time, Sebastian and Farukh miscued their attempt for a sure shot goal.Minutes later, Pune FC once again went agonisingly close. This time, Dimple won possession down the middle and fired a shot from 30-yards out which went inches over the crossbar.
At the other end, a goalkeeping error gave Shivajians the lead against the run of play. While Pune FC were dominating the battle, a loose shot from Lallianzuala sneaked past keeper Iprotip Das' hands and ended up in the goal.Having conceded, Pune FC began to push further up and went close through Sanchayan Samadder and Sebastian. While Sanchayan’s effort was saved by the keeper, Sebastian’s header from inside the box on Dimple’s cross lacked power.
Pune FC’s persistence paid off as they finally pulled level in the 38th minute. Chesterpaul set free on the right and squared the ball to Sebastian on the edge of the box. The striker laid off for Sannik Murmu who played a through ball to Farukh who equalised for Pune FC with a neat finish from inside the box.
Pune FC's excitement was short-lived as another goalkeepeing gaffe gave Shivajians the lead. Iprotip failed to track Lallianzuala's attempt as the youngster completed his brace giving the opponents a 2-1 lead going into the breather.Pune FC came all-out attack in the second half to find the equaliser. Seven minutes in a long range attempt from the left by Farukh went wide at the far post.
Moments later, Chesterpaul won the ball inside the box on defender Asheer Akhtar's cross but his attempt from close was saved by the keeper.Meanwhile, Shivajians opted to defend deep and kept on thwarting all Pune FC forays inside their box while going ahead on the occasional counter.As Pune FC kept on pushing ahead, another defensive error saw Shivajians increase their lead. On a corner kick from the left, an unmarked Lalnunsiama controlled and finished from the far post.
Pune FC kept on pushing ahead in search of a goal in the final quarter, but once again it was poor finishing in the final third that let them down as the game finished 1-3.
PUNE FC : U19 I-League: "Our first aim is to qualify for the final stage," says Coach Naushad Moosa
11.12.2014: PFC PRESS RELEASE : Two-time former champions Pune FC are all set for the 2014-15 edition of the Under-19 I-League. Having played a few top-flight all-India Open tournaments in their build-up, the squad go into the campaign as a confident group. As the team gears up to face arch-rivals Mumbai FC in the opener at home (Saturday, 13th December), we caught up with Coach Naushad Moosa for his views.
How is the team shaping up ahead of the Under-19 I-League?
We have worked ourselves into being a cohesive unit. It's taken time and hard work, and as of date, I can vouch that the team is looking much better. We have been working really hard for the past six months and we can see it in the positive body language of the youngsters. At Peninsula Pune FC Academy, we believe in youth development; and keeping that in mind, we have included few of the Under-17 players in the squad as well. There are few quality players who can definitely make it to Under-19 team line-up.
How do you evaluate the team's performance in the tournaments we played since the start of the season?
Since the start of the season, we have played four all-India tournaments in and outside Pune. In all these competitions, we came up against stronger and bigger opponents. As a Coach, it helped analyse our weaknesses and strengths which helps us evaluate and be prepared ahead of our important assignment - the Under-19 I-League.
In the previous edition of the U19 I-League, we fell just short of qualification to the final round. Your thoughts on that?
Going into the tournament last year as two-time defending champions, the new batch of academy cadets had pressure to perform. Even though we gave our best on the field, it was that one away loss to AIFF Regional Academy, that made all the difference.
What has been your message to the players as we approach the competition?
I have been trying to keep the players more relaxed mentally by not giving them unnecessary pressure. They (the players) very well know how important this competition is for the whole team. All players have been working hard and we do have a few injuries, but it should be okay before our first match. Our focus is on playing quality football and we want to get positive results. While we hope for a better performance in the zonal round, our immediate aim is to first qualify for the final stage.
DSK Shivajians to make debut in the under 19 I-League 2014-15
Players from Liverpool FC International Football Academy- DSK Shivajianswill constitute the DSK Shivajians team
11.12.2014: DSK PRESS RELEASE : India The U 19 I-League 2014-15 starting from 13th December, 2014 will be a landmark event for DSK Shivajians, who are making their debut this season. The team will be formed by the players from Liverpool FC International Football Academy- DSK Shivajians, who will be playing in the Maharashtra Zone.
This season, the teams will be grouped in four zones – Maharashtra Zone, Goa Zone, Kolkata Zone, and the Rest of India Zone, respectively. The Maharashtra Zone will conclude by 28th January, 2014. All home matches played by DSK Shivajians in the Maharashtra zone will be held at DSK Dream City Football Field, Pune.
The tournament will start off with the league matches played by the teams in each zone as home and away fixtures. Teams participating from Rest of India Zone will be further divided into two groups who will play a single leg league.Top two teams from each zone will then go on compete in the qualifiers and eventually the two best teams emerging from the knock out will go on to play for the title clincher.
Commenting on this event Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, President, Liverpool FC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians said, “It is an extremely proud moment for us to see our boys from Liverpool FC International Football Academy –DSK Shivajians make a debut at the U 19 I-League 2014-15. It is definitely going to be a great opportunity for the boys to showcase their talent which will also help increase their confidence in the game. This tournament will act as a stepping stone for the players in their careers. The fact that it is a national tournament, with renowned teams participating from all across the country, makes it all the more better.”
Dave Rogers, Head Coach, Liverpool FC International Football Academy - DSK Shivajians said, “Seeing the kind of passion and enthusiasm people have for football in India, opportunities like the I-League help take the talent to the next level.This is a great opportunity for the players to test their skills. I am confident that they will showcase their best talent and put the training to good use. We will certainly aim for the best possible results throughout the tournament to qualify for the next leg.”
U19 I-League 2014-15: Pune FC kick off campaign against Mumbai FC
08.12.2014: PFC PRESS RELEASE : Pune FC will open their Under-19 I-League 2014-15 campaign against arch rivals Mumbai FC at the Pune FC Training Pitches in Mamurdi on December 13th.
With the competition following a similar format like the previous edition, two-time former champions Pune FC have been placed in the Maharashtra Zone along with local side DSK Shivajians and Mumbai’s Kenkre FC, PIFA Colaba FC along with Mumbai FC.
It will be the fifth tournament of the season for Pune FC; and having played in four different all-India open tournaments since the start of the season, the youngsters will be confident ahead of the opener on Saturday.
Speaking ahead of the competition, Coach Naushad Moosa said, "We played a total of four all-India open tournaments in and outside Pune where we came up against stronger and bigger opponents. As a Coach, it helped me analyse our weaknesses and strengths which helps us a lot ahead of the U19 I-League."
Moosa further added, "The team is gelled up well as a cohesive unit and is looking much better. We have been working really hard for the past six months and we can see it in the positive body language of the youngsters."
Having won the championship in 2011-12 and 2012-13, Pune FC had a disappointing run in the zonal rounds in 2013-14 where they finished second in the group and will be hoping to better their performance this time around.
The zonal rounds will be played in a home-and-away format with top-two teams qualifying for the final round.
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03-01-2015 UNITED SC --- ( 6-1 ) -- MOHAMMEDAN SC - Kalyani Stadium
USC: Sandip 15', 75', 85', Babun 53', Sajat 80', Suvonkar 90'+3'
MSC: Asif 10'
United SC booked their place in the U-19 I-league championship round with an impressive 6-1 victory over local side Mohammedan SC at the Kalyani Stadium, on Wednesday in a zonal round fixture of U19 I-League. A hat-trick from Sandip Bhattacharya and one goal each from Babun Das, Abdul Sajad, Subhankar Dey secured the position as a first team from east zone for the U-19 I-league championship round. Meanwhile Purple boys defeated all three clubs (East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Mohameddan SC) in their home ground at Kalyani and stay now at the top of the table with 11 points. United SC’s U-19 coach Patha Sen expressed his delight at reaching the championship round and praised the efforts of their boys. "We're pleased to be in the championship round and to have scored some good goals which will stand us in good stead for the upcoming days." said Sen. The last match for United SC in this group will be an away match against East Bengal club in the East Bengal ground, Kolkata on 8th January 2015.
29-12-2014 MOHUN BAGAN ---( 1-1 ) --UNITED SC - Mohun Bagan Ground
MB: Pintu Mahato 15'
USC: Babun Das 90'+2'
MB: Saikat, Anirban, Nitin, Baite, Mahta, Jerry, Pintu, Adarsh, Sumon, Rajib, Marshal
USC: Abdul, Prosenjit, Suvonkor, Jogonnath, Laxmi, Bivash, Babun, Dinesh, Sujoy, Santu, Monotosh
United SC and Mohun Bagan played out a 1-1 draw on Monday in a zonal round fixture of U19 I-League at Mohun Bagan Stadium, Kolkata here on Monday, afternoon. Home side took the lead in the 12th minute which was cancelled by a late free-kick from United SC’s Captain Babun Das in the 92nd minute.
It was the purple side who played better and the best chance came midway through the first session when K.Asif sent a through-ball for Rafique but the latter could only lob it over the custodian.The breakthrough finally came two minutes before the end of the match. Sujoy was fouled outside the box andthe eventual free-kick by Babun Das didn't give the mohun bagan custodian any chance whatsoever and restored parity for the away side.
Mohun Bagan didn’t have a chance to muster another attack and the scoreline remained the same until the final whistle.With one point from today's match, United SC stay in the first place, still unbeaten with eight points from four games while Mohun Bagan are at third in the table with five points from four games.
23-12-2014 UNITED SC ---( 1-0 ) --EAST BENGAL - Kalyani Stadium USC : Sajjad 77'
United SC's U-19 team beat East Bengal by 1-0 in their third round encounter of U-19 I-league on today at Kalyani Stadium in Kalyani, West Bengal. Home side jumped out to an good start and scored the opening goal in the 2nd half 32 minute of the match through Abdul Sajjat's. For East Bengal it was the primordial methodology of long ball football while USC preferred to play small passes and build-ups thus keeping possession.
Meanwhile United SC' junior side dominated against East Bengal maximum time of this match and making several chances but didn't score many Goals. In sharp contrast to East Bengal, United SC showed great ball control with captain Babun Das supplying from behind. After third round United SC finished the match in a respectable top position with 7 points.
18-12-2014 MOHAMMEDAN SC ---( 1-1 ) -- UNITED SC - Rajpur-Sonarpur Ground
MSC : Sujay Mondol
USC : Babun Das - Pen
USC : Sandip, Abdul, Jagannath, Laxmi, Azaruddin, Bivash, Babun, Dinesh, Sujoy, Santu, Monotosh
MSC : Ayan, Subhankar, Molla, Sumonto, Asif, Shanu, Raja, Omeer, Suraj, Diptanu, Sujoy.
A stoppage time strike from Mohammedan SC tohold United SC 1-118th Dec'14 Kolkata. High on confidence after the win over archrivals Mohun Bagan, United SC's U-19 team started strongly with the movement against Mohammedan SC and the home side took the lead through their captain Babun Das from penalty after the interval and held on to their slender lead till the end of regulation time.
But Mohammedan SC rode on a stoppage time strike to hold United SC 1-1 in a Round 2 U-19 I-League East zone fixture at the Kamalgazi Netaji Sports Complex ground, Sonarpur on Wednesday.United SC’s junior players created several scoring chances against their opponents but they could not finish it off on most occasions. The purple side, who dominated the match, failed to convert at least five clear opportunities that could have changed the complexion of the game.
The result takes United SC's points tally to 4 from two matches while Mohammedan SC earned their first point from one match.Meanwhile United SC wasted a golden opportunity to bag all three points as the match ended one-all.
14-12-2014 EAST BENGAL --( 2-0 ) --- MOHAMMEDAN SC - East Bengal Ground
KEB : Budhwa Bora 41', Soumen Majumder 67'
KEB : Chattu, Subhojit, Ankit, Wasim, Arup, Indrajit, Somnath, Budhwa, Hira, Surajit, Enjamu.
MSC : Ayan, Sujoy, Sanjoy, Subhankar, Raja, Sumanto, Diptanu, Asif, Shanu, Suraj, Omeer.
67' : Sub Soumen collected a ball from midfield and well placed in righr side of Mohammedan keeper.
41' : Budhwa scored. A faulty cleareance of MSC deep defence and Budhwa collected the ball in 18 yeards and scored
U19 Mohammedan Sporting Club conceded in either end of the pitch to began U19 ILeague zonal round campaign with 20 defeat from U19 East Bengal at East Bengal Club Ground here on Sunday (14 December) afternoon.Mohammedan started off well and enjoyed the lion's share of possessions during first quarter of the match but failed to capitalize, however East Bengal soaked the early scare and surged ahead in the 41st minute through Buddha Bera.
Thus sent teams into the halftime breather with the host team leading 10.After resumption the boys in black and white had lost the plot completely and played some lacklustrefootball which resulted East Bengal's second goal in the 67th minute from Suman Majumder. Meanwhile in remaining part of the match Mohammedan did create some attacking moves in patches but poor finishing and lack of coordination in upfront saw Mohammedan going down 20.
AIFF U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-1523-12-2014 AIFF EA --- ( 2-0 ) -- SPORTING GOA - Benaulim Ground
AIFF : Kamalpreet, Robinson
GFA PRESS RELEASE : The AIFF Elite Academy narrowly edged past Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 in the Aiff's U-19 I-League at Cuncolim ground, on Tuesday. The Aiff led 1-0 at the lemon break. In the 14th minute the Aiff surged ahead after the ball was relayed from the left flank for Kamalpreet Singh who had quietly made his way to the back post to head the ball into the far corner.
After resumption, Robinson Singh who had earlier rattled the cross bar doubled the Aiff's lead with an unstoppable volley from outside the box. Sporting Goa had their chances to come back into the game, but the Aiff custodian managed to smother the danger. The best chance fell to Mauvin Borges whose volley was palmed away to safety.
19-12-2014 SPORTING GOA --- ( 1-2 ) -- SESA FA
SESA : Manuel Fernandes
SCG : : Aaren D’Silva, Avrishto Fernandes
Sesa Football Academy narrowly overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 in the Aiff’s U-19 I-League, at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday. The match was tied 1-1 at the lemon break. Sesa drew first blood in the 34th minute when striker Aaren D’Silva breached the opposition defence to pump the ball home.
The lead barely lasted five minutes as Sporting Goa drew level when Manuel Fernandes jumped unopposed at the back post to head in from a flag kick. After the breather the game got intense as both teams went in search of the winner.
In the dying minutes, Sporting Goa was reduced to ten men as Ganesh Thakur was momentarily receiving treatment on the touchline. Sesa took the advantage and Avrishto Fernandes headed in to secure the three points for Sesa.
14-12-2014 SALGAOCAR SC ----- ( 2-1 )---- DEMPO SC - Cuncolim Ground
DEM : Aron Rodriges 49'
SAL : Hari Nato 69', Denil Rebello 89'
SALGAOCAR PRESS RELEASE : In a thrilling encounter, Salgaocar FC's U-19s put on a terrific second half display to overturn a one goal deficit and secure 3 points in their U-19 I-League opener against traditional rivals Dempo SC. The Greens started the match on a positive note and almost broke the deadlock in the 5th minute when a shot from Naro Hari beat an advancing Alison Fernandes in the Dempo goal but unfortunately rolled agonisingly wide of the keeper’s left upright. Thereafter, the all was mostly confined to the midfield with neither side able to assert themselves. Erratic and wayward passing contributed to a large extent to a rather slow first 45 minutes and both the teams went into the breather at 0-0.
The second half started on in much the same vein for the Greens as the first half had, with Naro Hari coming close once again to breaking the deadlock after his power packed shot from inside the box thundered against the cross bar and sailed over. However, in the 49th minute it was Dempo who broke the deadlock. A harmless long ball played from the back resulted in a terrible mix-up between defender Constancio Rodrigues and Goal keep Chinmaya Behera, allowing the Dempo captain Aaron Rodrigues to steal the ball and calmly slot home.
The goal however seemed to spur the Salgaocar lads as it was wave after wave of attack thereafter by the Green Brigade. Goal keeper Alison Fernandes came to his side’s rescue time and again, on one particular occasion effecting a brilliant double save at the hour mark. In the 69th minute another fine save by the keeper had resulted in a corner. From the ensuing corner, a brilliant header from Naro Hari, who kept winning aerial balls all through the match, dipped into the top right corner, thereby levelling the scores.
Spurred on by the goal, the Greens attacked with even more intent but it was the introduction of talented 16 year old Liston Colaco in the 80th minute that proved to be decisive. After creating a few smart chances and having a crack at goal after his introduction, he went on to win a 50-50 ball near the centre line in th 89th minute. He darted down the right flank and whipped in a teasing cross along the carpet for Denil Rebello who was steaming in to meet at the far post and slot across the keeper’s left to send his team mates and coaching staff into euphoria.
U-19 I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : FINAL ROUND FIX / RESULTS/ TABLE
TEAMS M W D L GF GA GD PTS AIFF FA 7 6 1 0 20 3 +17 19 PUNE FC 7 5 1 1 14 8 +6 16 SALGAOCAR SC 7 3 2 2 12 8 +4 11 CHANMARI FC 7 3 1 3 7 13 -6 10 UNITED SC 7 2 2 3 8 9 -1 8 MOHUN BAGAN 7 1 3 3 6 12 -6 6 DSK SIBAJIANS 7 1 1 5 11 16 -5 4 HINDUSTAN FC 7 0 3 4 1 10 -9 3
AIFF Elite Academy WIN the U-19 I-LEAGUE 2015 TITLE ... PUNE FC U19 RUNNERS UP
AIFF u19 I-LEAGUE - 2015AIFF ELITE ACADEMY COACHED BY SYED SABIR PASHA WIN THE LEAGUE TITLE
AIFF PRESS RELEASE : 11-12-2014, the day when AIFF Elite Academy set off against Sesa FA, there was hardly anyone who could place a bet on them to be the eventual winner of U19 I-League 2014-15 lashing the biggies in the likes of Salgaocar FC, Dempo SC in the Zonal round as well as two-time champions Pune FC, host DSK Shivajians, stalwart Mohun Bagan and many more. But the prodigies from the Academy made this happen under the smart guidance of Syed Sabir Pasha, most underlying fact is that they have been invincible throughout the tourney, an astounding feat indeed.
In the Zonal round they cut loose on the first go against Sesa FA while they thrashed the veteran club boys by an unassailable margin of 3-0. Their brutality was shown prominently against Dempo SC, who had to swallow not less than 14 goals in two outings against the Academy boys. The highest point of Dempo SC was the sole goal they scored in the 1st leg while they got thrashed by 1-5. The AIFF Elite Academy team shown tremendous penetrative accuracy as well as phenomenal defensive precision. They signed off the Goa round with an outstanding goal difference of 27-1 (they had conceded the sole goal against Dempo SC). Other Goan outfits had mayhem against these youngsters who had registered 7 wins and a sole goalless draw (against Salgaocar FC).
They started the Final round just where they left the zonal round. They took a sweet revenge of Salgaocar FC who staged the best show against the academy boys in the zonal round (the 0-0 stalemate affair on 10th February, 2015). DSK Shivajians fell aghast against those mighty Academy boys who thumped a 4-1 win over the hosts in their 2nd outing. Pune FC, most experienced and successful team in the history of U19 I-league, had showed some resilience and potential against them and salvaged a hard fought 1-1 draw on the 3rd matchday.
Since then there was no stopping for Pasha’s boys. Hindustan FC and Mohun Bagan FC hardly could do any justice to their pedigree and had to pay heavy price against these skillful prodigies. After staging back-to-back victories, they almost grabbed the trophy with one hand and hit the ground against Mighty Mizo boys, Chanmari FC. To everyone’s surprise, the blue half of Mizoram hardly could show any creativity in the pitch and got knocked out by a blistering 6-0 scoreline. These boys are nothing short of an intimidating outfit to face, a bunch of silent assassins to encounter.
Although mathematically they were not champions even after the mammoth victory, they had the mandate to buy the champagne, only the icing was to be delayed. Pune FC had nothing to do but win by minimum 10 goals against Delhi based Hindustan FC to stay buoyant in the title race, which was nothing less than a herculean task for them. Finally the Pune FC boys could net thrice but it was too short to keep their title hope alive. The AIFF Elite Academy boys signed off in style with another immaculate display against United SC, winning by a praiseworthy 2-0 margin. The Final round proved to be a little patchy for them as they could net only 20 goals in 7 outings compared to 27 in the zonal round, The youngsters showed such great football skills over the tournament, even this tad figure loom large. The management and the technical staffs are steering them in the right way so that they won’t be lamented just as ‘Talented Youngster’ but to be commemorated as a ‘triumphant footballer’.
Under-19 Shillong Premier League 2015
Shillong Lajong FC Champions of the Under-19 Shillong Premier League 2015
04.07.2015 - SLFC PRESS RELEASE : Shillong Lajong Junior Boys emerged victorious in the Under 19 Shillong Premier League thereby lifting the Trophy in front of the spectators and fans at the JN Stadium in a Grand Finale Match played against Local rivals Rangdajied United FC with a score line of 4-0 today. The match kicked off on a subtle note with both teams trying to find a good rhythm in the game. Both teams who were still undefeated in the match stood strong at the back with not much chances created for attackers of either side.
As the match wore on, Lajong kept pressing hard in front with some creativity whilst their opponents did not manage to maintain consistent possession. Then in the 28th minute of the match, winger Rakesh Pradhan gave Lajong the lead after receiving a through ball in the middle from Hardy Nongbri and then kicked the ball past the keeper for an easy tap in Goal.
Rangdajied United Juniors worked hard to come back in the game but the Junior Reds defence remained composed and never let the attackers threaten their keeper. In extra time of the first half, Lajong doubled the lead through a header from Rakesh Pradhan who capitalised on a header from team mate Samuel Lalmuanpuia which hit the bar and fell conveniently for an easy goal.
The second half started well for the Junior Reds who seemed to have gained more confidence with a two goal cushion. Lajong players connected really well in moving the ball around the pitch and not letting their opponents gain any momentum in the game. In the 55th minute, Sheen Sohktung scored the third goal for Lajong via a header in a similar fashion to the second goal. Samuel Lalmuanpuia dribbled the ball really well outside the box from the left and took a vicious shot on goal which could not be handled by the keeper and the ball bounced right in front of Sheen who made no mistake in converting. The Reds were high on confidence and already had one eye on the trophy. Rangdajied United FC players tried to come back in the game and had a couple of good chances in front of Goal but lacked the finishing touch. Lajong sealed the victory with the fourth goal being scored by young substitute, Dameki Khongstia in the 92nd minute.
Lajong Junior Reds were eventually crowned Champions of the Under 19 Shillong Premier League after a great victory. The players and Club are filled with Pride after a thrilling league this year where they remained undefeated and scored 29 goals from 7 matches and conceded only 2 goals throughout the tournament.