Infants FC cruises into Final, defeats SKFNovember 29, 2019, Pune
The commendable efforts of an under-16 SKF side finally came to an end in the semi-finals of the 19th edition of the Guru Tegh Bahadur football tournament at the College of Engineering Pune (COEP) ground in Pune. The side comprising promising local teenagers lost to Infants FC on penalties. Infants will get a much deserved three-day rest before they play the final of the tournament. Valley Hunters will face Strikers in the other semi-final.
While the average age of SKF team was 15, their opponents, Infants FC, boasted an experienced and strong squad with an average age of 28. The young and agile boys valiantly carried SKF to the semis, beating experienced teams. But their efforts were in vain, as Infants FC outlasted them in penalties after the game was deadlocked at 1-1 with neither side caving or capitalising the opportunity to get a winner.
Results: Match day 8
Deccan XI ‘A’ 1 (Vajra Bhagwat 13’) bt Diego Junior FCA 0
Ghorpuri Young Ones 3 (Ruturaj Patil 10’, Mayur Awale 13’, Manprit Singh 69’) bt City Club 1 (Fardeen Shaikh 30’ pen)
Infants FC 1 (Melwin Anthony 3’) (4) bt SKF 1 (Abhishek Pal 24’) (3)