After five wins from five matches, our U-14s have been crowned Next Gen Mumbai Champions!
It has been an incredible week for our young side, who secured the trophy in style by closing out the competition with a 4-0 over Bengaluru FC, making it 15 goals scored and just one conceded from our five games!
We kicked off the tournament with a win over Reliance Foundation Youth Champs, who were the only team to score against us, and took a 1-0 lead into half-time. However, our young Blues battled back brilliantly in the second half to eventually run out 3-1 winners.
They followed that up with a hard fought 1-0 win over Manchester United. Having scored within the opening 10 minutes the team defended brillianty to keep their opponents at bay, and despite a couple of nervy moments towards the end managed to hold on and secure the three points.
Our other match against English opposition saw us beat Southampton 2-0. Again we took an early lead and defended resolutely, before a last-minute second sealed the win and our third win on the bounce.
After those two hard-fought victories, our young side turned on the style against FC Goa, running out 5-0 winners to ensure just a point against Bengaluru in their final game would secure them the trophy.
And the boys closed out their tournament in stunning fashion, beating Bengaluru 4-0 on Friday afternoon to lift the trophy and ensure we leave India as champions of the second Next Gen Tournament. A week well spent for the boys!