ASC wins a thriller against BFC

Bengaluru FC’s Leon Augustine, left, in action against ASC on Wednesday.

Bengaluru FC’s Leon Augustine, left, in action against ASC on Wednesday.  


Niraj’s stoppage time strike does the trick

An injury-time goal from Niraj Singh gave ASC & Centre an exciting 3-2 win over defending champion Bengaluru FC (BFC) in the BDFA Super Division football league at Bangalore Football Stadium here on Wednesday.

With the score tied at 2-2, substitute Niraj latched on to a cross from Deepak Singh deep inside the BFC box. Niraj calmly slotted it past goalkeeper Aditya Patra to spark big celebrations.

Earlier, Muthuraman Thiyagarajan gave ASC a 1-0 lead, neatly lobbing a left-footer over the advancing Patra. A penalty from Edmund Lalrindika, the result of a hand-ball from defender Samananda Singh, pulled BFC even. BFC then went 2-1 ahead through a Leon Augustine penalty, the referee pointing to the spot after a rather innocuous push from an ASC defender.

The third penalty of the match, another hand-ball mistake, allowed ASC’s Jotin Singh to get on the scoresheet and make it 2-2.

ASC recorded its second win in three outings, while BFC’s campaign opener ended in defeat.

In another fixture, Kickstart FC Karnataka whipped AGORC 6-0.

The results: ASC & Centre 3 (Muthuraman Thiyagarajan 16, Jotin Singh 85, Niraj Singh 90+3) bt BFC 2 (Edmund Lalrindika 52, Leon Augustine 74).

Kickstart FC Karnataka 6 (Edwin Rossario 24, Shelton Paul 37, Uzochi Emmanuel 40, Nikhil Raj 43, Sudheer Kotikela 79, R. Pradeep 81) bt AGORC 0.

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