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India U-15s complete 7-1 rout of Port FC in Thailand

Published at :August 4, 2019 at 5:27 PM
Modified at :August 4, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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Sridarth and Himanshu both scored a brace each in the Blue Colts' commanding win.

The Indian U-15 National Team on their exposure tour in Thailand clashed against Port FC U-15s and won 7-1 today. 

The Indian colts had taken the lead in the early minutes of the match when in the 15th minute Shubho’s fantastic run saw his dribble past a couple of defenders and find Sridarth in the box. The latter bundled the ball home to give India a solitary goal lead.

Five minutes later, Sridarth beat the onrushing custodian with a long shot but some last second defending by the opposition resulted in a goal line clearance as the opposition survived the attack.

Watch: Port FC U-15s 1-7 India U-15s highlights

In the 25th minute, Sridarth connected by a cross from Maheson and tapped home to double India’s advantage. In the 35th minute, an own goal by Port FC coupled by a 44th minute Shubho strike meant that India went into the tunnel at half-time leading by a comfortable scoreline of 4-0.

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Changing over, the Indian colts maintained control of the second half but goals in quick successions added more gloss to the scoreline. In the 69th minute Maheson found the net and Himanshu added more to India’s tally in the 70th and 73rd minute, the opponents found the net in the dying embers of the match to make the full-time scoreline read 7-1.

India Starting XI: Aman Kumar (GK); Paogoumang, Amandeep, Sridarth, Maheson Singh, Anish Mazumder, Taison Singh, Pritam Meetei, Shubho Paul, Yoihenba Sukham, Sibajit Singh.