TRAU stunned by Hindustan FC in 2nd Division League final round opener
AIFF MEDIA TEAM
BENGALURU, 24th May:
Hindustan FC edged past TRAU FC 1-0 to begin their campaign in the Hero 2nd Division League final round on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at the FSV Arena in Bengaluru.
Although TARU went into their opening match of competition as hot favourites but it was Hindustan FC who stunned them thanks to a second-half stoppage time goal by substitute Tushar Chaudhary.
The game started at a furious pace with TRAU‚ as expected‚ pressing high to nullify Hindustan FC’s effort to rapidly circulate the ball. It was a fascinating tactical battle although‚ at times‚ a little predictable.
Resultantly there was a lot of possession turn over and not enough in the way of scoring chances.
TRAU continued to dictate matters at the start of the second-half with Vashum shooting narrowly wide of the target five minutes into the session.
Towards the end, TRAU showed more endeavour in attack but they were unable to breach a Hindustan FC defence expertly marshalled by Cheick Hamza Bamba and skipper Pushpender Kundu.
TRAU dominated as the game drew to a close, but an inspired substitution from Hindustan FC coach Vikrant Sharma sealed the victory, as Tushar Chaudhary kept his cool and nudged home the winner with less than four minutes to play.
The Hero 2nd Division League final round returns to the field on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Hindustan FC will take on Ozone FC while TRAU will hope to get something from a game against Real Kashmir FC.