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Bengaluru FC ‚B‘ down Jamshedpur Reserves 2-0 for second successive win

Bengaluru FC ‘B’ striker Lamgoulen Hangshing scores the second goal against Jamshedpur FC Reserves in a Second Division League clash at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy: Bengaluru FC)

A goal in each half from Robinson Singh Khumukcham (19’) and Lamgoulen Hangshing (65’) was enough as Bengaluru FC ‘B’ cruised to their second successive win overcoming Jamshedpur FC Reserves 2-0 in a third round Second Division League encounter at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Wednesday.

The victory took the Blues’ tally to 7 points from three games as they moved up to second place in the Group C standings, one point behind leaders Langsning FC (8) who have played two more games.

Going into their first home clash of the season, Coach Naushad Moosa fielded an unchanged line up from the previous round and the home side go off to a positive start.

After a few half chances, it was Robinson who broke the deadlock for the Blues after earning a freekick for Gorachand Mamdi’s foul on him on the edge of the box. The playmaker stepped up and curled it home over the wall for his first goal of the campaign in the 19th minute.

The hosts continued their domination and went close twice after the half hour mark through striker Lamgoulen and Robinson. The former’s toe-poke from close range was saved by the keeper, while the latter’s low attempt came off the woodwork.

BFC ‘B’ began the second half with the same confidence as the first and built up the pressure on rival custodian Harpreet Singh. Lamgoulen who went close in the 54th minute with his header, finally got his third goal in as many games in the 65th minute. The striker controlled substitute Bidyananda Singh’s set up, and held off challenges from two defenders before firing home from close range to double Bengaluru’s lead and effectively seal a second win of the campaign.

BFC ‘B’ now host TRAU FC from Manipur at the Bangalore Football Stadium in their next game on April 16.

(Bengaluru FC)