Chennai, August 19, 2019: Two batches of the Chennaiyin FC Under-15 squad along with the Under-13 side clinched the honours in two local tournaments – the Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC) Father Mohanraj Memorial U-16 Trophy and the Kathirvedu Football Coaching Academy (KFCA) Rolling Trophy 2019 (U-13 & U-15), here in Chennai. The CFC youth teams participating in both tournaments were comprised entirely of budding talent from Tamil Nadu.
Flawless U-15s lift second consecutive DBYC Fr. Mohanraj Memorial Trophy
Defending champions of the Fr. Mohanraj Memorial Trophy, the CFC U-15s got off to a flier in the pre-quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over DBYC Kilpauk. K. Surya starred with a brace while Mohamed Liyaakath and G. Sanjay scored a goal apiece.
Then, after receiving a walkover from Don Bosco MHSS Egmore in the quarters, the CFC U-15s overcame a resolute Great Goals side through Surya’s second half-strike.
In the final played on the same day, the CFC U-15s got the better of DBYC Vyasarpadi in the final, through goals in each half from N. Sanjay and S. Vikram. Thus, the CFC U-15s successfully defended the trophy and ran out worthy winners. S. Vikram was man-of-the-match in the final while K. Surya was adjudged the best attacker of the tournament. Commendably, the U-15s didn’t concede a single goal throughout.
CFC U-13s & U-15s dominate KFCA Rolling Trophy 2019
The CFC U-13s too didn’t concede a single goal in the KFCA Rolling Trophy. They began with a spotless 5-0 win over CRVSC, as Nesta scored a brace with Nagulan, Adam and Pragadeeswaran bagging a goal each.
Nesta was at it again, this time joined by Varshan, their goals helping the U-13s to a 2-0 win over Jesus FC in the next round. A solitary Varshan goal was enough in the quarter-finals to get the better of YMSC FC.
The semis saw Varshan score in a third consecutive game, as his goal along with Kannan’s was enough to see off Football Plus by a 2-0 scoreline. In the final, Nesta again scored a brace with Adam adding another, as the CFC U-13s ran out 3-0 winners over RTK Vilangpuram to lift the trophy.
As for the U-15s, they too began on a rampant note with a 4-0 win over Oragadam FC, courtesy Varun’s brace and goals from K. Surya and Abhilash.
It finished one goal apiece in the quarterfinals against Chennai Crystal, the CFC U-15s running out 2-1 winners in the penalty shootout.
They were again made to toil in the semis, after it finished goalless against YMSC FC. It finished astonishingly 11-10 in favour of the CFC U-15s in the resulting penalty shootout.
The final was against Sparx FC, which the CFC U-15s won through Mohamed Liyaakath’s solitary strike.