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Lucky Mohammedan Sporting makes it to the U-13 Youth League semis

U-13 Youth League action between Mohammedan Sporting Club U-13 and Shillong Lajong U-13. (Photo courtesy: Mohammedan Sporting Club)

Mohammedan Sporting Club were lucky to make it to the semifinals of the inaugural U-13 Youth League as Group B champions.

The Young Panthers, who beat Dempo SC 2-0 on the opening day, only required a draw from their final group game against Shillong Lajong FC at Howrah Stadium to earn a place in the semifinals, but ended up losing the match courtesy Gladdy Nelchen Kharbuli’s 43rd minute strike.

However, the Ananta Kumar Ghosh-coached side sneaked into the final four thanks to a better goal difference as all three teams finished on 3 ponits with Lajong have been left to rue missed opportunities.

Mohammedan SC will face SAI East Zone, who qualified as the best second-placed team, in the semifinal on Sunday at Howrah Stadium.

(Mohammedan Sporting Club)