Thoi Singh scores four points as BFC start BDFA super division league with win
Bengaluru FC began their BDFA Super Division campaign with a comfortable 8-0 win over Young Challengers FC at Bangalore Football Stadium on Saturday. A hat-trick from Thoi Sing (42′, 45′, 50′, 78′) and goals from Rajanbir Singh (10′), Clarence Fernandes (21′), Sudheer Kotikala (58′) and Monirul Molla (73′) secured all the points for Jan Van Loon’s team.
Bengaluru started the game with the front foot and opened the scoring early. Damaiphang Lyngdoh’s low cross in a crowded 18-yard box found the feet of Rajanbir, who crushed it into the back of the net from close range to put BFC ahead. Twenty minutes into the game, a well-worked corner routine went in favor of the Blue Colts who capitalized and doubled their lead. Amay Morajkar’s cross found Rajanbir, who kicked him into an empty net to make it two.
The pace of the game slowed with both teams keeping the ball in the middle of the park, but Bengaluru changed gears and scored two more goals in the final five minutes of the first half, courtesy of Thoi.
In the second half, it took just five minutes for BFC to score another goal as Thoi completed his hat trick. A sublime through ball from Amay Morajkar from the center of the field, found Thoi who kept his composure and slipped it past SK Sadekuddin to make it five.
Sudheer entered the action just eight minutes later with a powerful finish from just outside the penalty area to make it six. Substitute Monirul made a huge impact in the game and scored with a sublime volley before scoring BFC’s eighth goal. Molla’s pass found Thoi, who scored his fourth with an easy tap-in.
The Blue Colts next face Rebels FC on August 31 at the same venue.