India U-18 football team beat Malaysia's Felda United FC 1-0

Vasco da Gama (Goa): The India Under-18 football team on Wednesday beat Malaysian football club Felda United FC 1-0 in the FAM-Frenz Asia Champions Trophy at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here.

The colts after three matches stand on four points in the championship.

In a match which could have been sealed well by the interval itself, the colts had to eventually wait till the 85th minute, on omnipresent Lallianzuala Chhangte placing it in past a diving rival goalkeeper Amirul Rahman.

The Indian U-18 boys were off the blocks faster. In the first half, they took over the mantle as soon as it kicked-off and though there were moments when Felda United FC counter-attacked, it didn't prove much of a threat.

The deadlock was eventually broken by Zuala with five minutes for the final whistle.

Lee Johnson, the head coach of India U-18 said: "The win was long overdue. I want to create a winning mentality. Players need to win and kill off games. When we created opportunities, you need to be ruthless. We could have won by a much bigger margin."

Felda United coach Ahmad Sofian said: "We gave a tough fight to the home team. But the better team won."

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