Bengaluru FC’s pre-season tour of Spain was off to a stuttering start after it lost 2-1 to Atletico Saguntino on Friday.
After the home side took the lead as early as the seventh minute, BFC restored parity seven minutes into the second half with a strike by playmaker Dimas Delgado. It was the Spaniard’s first game since being taken off in the ISL final in March following an injury.
But Sagutino managed to breakdown the BFC defence and score an 84th-minute winner. BFC next plays UAE Pro League side Shabab Al Ahli Dubai on Monday.
Area-wise veterans’ football tournament
The Karnataka State Football Association will conduct an area-wise veterans’ tournament on August 5 with the final set to be held on August 15.
The participating areas are Cox Town, Gowthamapura, Murphy Town, Jeevanahalli, Jalahalli, Srirampuram, Periyar Nagar and Austin Town.
Dharshan on a scoring spree
Dharshan Naik ran riot, scoring five goals, as Sports School (Ballari) hammered AC School (Jalahalli) 15-1 in the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar Dr. G.S. Randhawa Memorial inter-school boys’ hockey tournament.
RDT (Anantapur) 7 (P. Tharun Kumar 1, 12, 17, 24, M. Charan Kumar 2, 5, P. Chandra Mouli 32) bt Sports School (Kalaburagi).
Sports School (Ballari) 15 (V. Pandu 1, 3, G. Dharshan 9, 13, Dharshan Naik 11, 18, 23, 24, 25, C. Rudrappa 15, H. Ganesh 27, 29, Durgaprasad 30, 32, K. Yogesh 36) bt A.C. School (Jalahalli) (Sinchan 34).