Kolkata: Minerva Punjab won their fourth Junior League boys’ title in a row, after beating fellow finalists Bengaluru FC 2-0 in the final at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal, on Wednesday.
India junior internationals Himanshu Jangra and Maheson Singh scored the two second-half goals for Minerva, who not only retained their title but also ended the 12-match winning streak of Bengaluru.
Contrary to the scoreline, it was Bengaluru FC, who got the match underway with the greater momentum.
Minerva also planned their counter attacks. However, both sides headed into the tunnel with the scores tied at 0-0.
Coach Harpreet Singh’s half-time pep talk seemed to have worked perfectly as Minerva came out firing on all cylinders. Jangra broke free of the defense and slotted it past the keeper to put Minerva in the lead. It took them around another 20 minutes to double their lead. A cross from the right was headed onto a bar, before Maheson’s header on the rebound was blocked but he was alert and nodded in....