Pune FC retains Under-20 I-League title

August 18, 2013

Two brilliant goals scored by defender Henry Monsang in each half helped defending champions Pune FC retain the U-20 I-League title as they outplayed East Bengal 3-0. Meanwhile, Tata Football Academy (TFA) had to sweat it out to finish runners-up beating Mohun Bagan 3-2 in the final round of the 6th Under-20 I-league tournament that concluded in Jamshedpur on Sunday.

Pune FC, who had four wins and a draw against TFA in the final round, finished top of the points chart with 13 points while TFA with three wins and two draws had eleven points.

The Western outfit dominated the proceedings right from the kick-off surged ahead through a brilliant 20-yard header from defender Monsang at JRD Tata Sports complex.

In the 2nd half, Monsang sent a powerful right footer to extend the margin 2-0 in the 53rd minutes.

Midfielder F Lalrempuia converted an accurate pass in 89th minutes to seal the fate of East Bengal.

In the other match played at the Gopal Maidan, TFA earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over Mohun Bagan.