Chennaiyin FC's Under 18 team defeated Chennai City FC 2-1 in an Under 18 Youth League match at the Gateway International School ground here today. The result meant Chennaiyin completed the double over their opponents this season, having beaten them 5-0 in the corresponding fixture.
It took CFC just 6 minutes to open the scoring. K. Kalaiarasan made it 1-0 with a first-time volley, assisted by Zahaid Ahmed from the left flank. Chennaiyin's in-form striker B. Rohmingthanga then doubled the lead on 27 minutes.
The second half began in similar fashion with the CFC U18s dominating proceedings, but failing to convert any clear cut chances. It was a bitter end to the game as CFC boys Rohmingthanga and Joseph Lalsanglura were both sent off for violent conduct. Chennai City FC then pulled one back from the penalty spot courtesy Srivatsan but CFC held on to make it 9 points and a third consecutive victory in the U18 Youth League.
The CFC U18s' next match will be at Bengaluru against Ozone Football Academy on Monday, January 15th.