With 15 minutes left for the ultimate whistle, Telangana’s goalkeeper Reddi Rajinaidu moved out of his space, dealt with the ball and duly collected a pink card. It was that type of a day for his workforce, which was hammered 6-1 by Karnataka within the Santosh Trophy South Zone qualifiers on the Company Stadium on Friday.
The win helped Karnataka develop into the primary workforce from the zone to advance to the ultimate stage of the Nationwide championship, to be held in Mizoram early subsequent 12 months. It has gained each its matches Group B and completed its engagements with a powerful file — six factors; 13 targets scored and only one conceded.
This was Telangana’s first match and now its conflict with Puducherry on Sunday might be of educational curiosity. The opposite workforce to qualify for Mizoram might be identified on Saturday, when Kerala takes on Tamil Nadu in Group A. Whereas the host wants only a draw, due to a superior objective distinction, its neighbouring State must win.
Like Kerala, the Karnataka males additionally prefer to play aggressive soccer. They had been anticipated to be too good for Telangana, and so they definitely had been.
Very good first objective
Their first objective was a magnificence. Off a superb go from close to the left nook flag by Naorem Roshan Singh, Dip Majumdar got here up with a splendid drive to the far submit. 13 minutes later, he scored once more, this time from a a lot shorter go, contained in the field, from N. Solaimalai.
Although no extra objective got here within the opening half, the second produced 4, with Amay Morajkar and M. Nikhil Raj scoring two every. Yumnan Arnold Singh pulled one again for Telengana, and that was the one vibrant spot for the workforce.
The consequence: Karnataka 6 (Dip Majumdar 11 & 24, Amay Morajkar 55-p & 57, M. Nikhil Raj 61 & 87) bt Telengana 1 (Yumnam Arnold Singh 65).