Delhi Youth League U-18 Match – Week 5
On a cold hazy winter morning of 9th December, the Vasant Kunj based Football Academy was gearing up for a thundering battle amidst the exam hula hoop. The boys were geared up to comeback stronger recovering from the unlucky loss against TBS. Delhi United are a seasoned team in DYL and the TFL young guns were pumped to fight the battle.
The scheduled match kicked off in style with TFL team gracing a smaller number against their worthy opponents. The handicap was not evident as TFL U-18’s were dominating the proceedings after the whistle. The TFL U-18’s were the first team to break the deadlock with the help of Rishabh Agrawal’s lung busting run and shot at the near post. The wake up bell rang for the opponents and further ensued a thrilling end to end attacking game from both sides. Delhi United with the help of their pacy wingers took the lead with two back to back goals. Losing the defensive concentration, the team conceded another before the break.
The TFL U-18’s charged their way in the second half from the start but couldn’t find the back of the net at multiple instances. The team got one goal back after a series of missed chances and pushed the opponents to their limits. Dominating and not able to capitalize over scoring chances cost the U-18’s the game, as the opponents scored one back on the counter. An evenly matched game in a nutshell with the team being more clinical triumphing at the top in the end.