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U18 Youth I-League 2018, Final: Kerala Blasters vs Shillong Lajong, Live match updates

FT : Kerala Blasters 0-2 Shillong Lajong
Updated: 26 May 2018 18:27 IST - Published: 26 May 2018 15:02 IST
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FULL TIME : Kerala Blasters 0-2 Shillong Lajong

CHAMPIONS! A dominating performance by the ever consistent Reds see Shillong Lajong get the better of Blasters with ease. Lajong are now the U18 Y-League Champions! Many Congratulations to the Reds for their stupendous display in the final, and in the entire tournament. Deserving Result for Lajong.

That's it for now here at Sportskeeda. This is Sayak signing off.
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90+1' GOAAAAL! and it's game, set and match for the Reds certainly as they score their second of the day. Khongsit sets himself up in the box, creates space and calmly places it into the back of the net. 2-0 for Lajong. 
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88' Abdullah goes for goal, saved.
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86' Lajong going strong till the end with yet another go at the goal, as Blasters are in all sorts of trouble if they do not get offensive now. 
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80' OFF THE WOODWORK! A Belter of a shot miles back from the goal crashes into the wood work and goes out for play. So close, yet so far for the Blasters.
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76' Lyngdoh creates space for himself and shoots, Das collects. 
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74' Long feeble attempt from Blasters, Chalieu clears it with ease. 
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72' Clever low freekick taken by Lajong, sets up Singh who takes a tad bit of more time than allowed and let goes the chance. 
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68' Pragyan floats in a freekick into the box, but the resilient Lajong defence as usual clears it away. Blasters have to switch to a different plan to breach the Lajong defence who have been brilliant today. 
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65' Lajong using the flanks to their advantage with quick crosses, thus constantly troubling the Blasters defence in air. 
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62' Long floated ball from the right by Blasters, but the Lajong defense clear it away with ease. 
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58' Lyngdoh crosses from the left but finds no one at the far side. 
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56' Chaos in the Blasters box as Ayush Das misjudges an incoming ball and loses the ball. A last minute clearance from one of the defenders somehow bail Blasters out from the problem. Das could have been punished here easily had it not been for the defenders. 
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51' CHANCE! Lajong Defence caught napping as Abdullah gets the second bite of the cherry but the Lajong Keeper comes out in brave fashion and parries the ball away to safety. 
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48' CHANCE! Bhuiya is played through on goal, who has all the time in the world to score but blows up the chance by shooting too late. 
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Second half kicks-off. 
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HALF TIME : Kerala Blasters 0-1 Shillong

A half largely dominated by the Reds comes to a close. Will the Blasters come back into the game? Second Half ten minutes away.
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42' Not much happening in the game. It's been a deadlock since the last 15 minutes or so. 
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38' One of the Blasters boys has been cautioned by the referee by a Yellow Card after a rough tackle on of the Lajong Midfielders. 
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37' The game is slowly turning into a cage affair after the initial pacey start. 
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31' MISS! Abdullah goes for goal from a freekick and misses the target by a minuscule distance. 
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30' Blasters slowly clawing back into the game with much more possession and play inside their opponent's half. 
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24' Lajong have another corner swung in from the left but the Blasters defence are up to the mark and clear their lines. 
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21' MISS! Lajong gets a freekick floating in towards Buam who fails to keep it on target with his head. Goal-kick to the Blasters. 
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19' SHOT! Parvaj Bhuiya has a shot on goal from a tough angle. The shot is wide. 
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17' It's a Red Surge here in Shillong as Blasters are not able to hold possession at all. 
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16' MISS! Lajong get a corner swung in. The ball ends with a Red Shirt in the box who volleys it inches wide of the target. Should have been 2-0 here easily for the Reds. 
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15' A defence splitting ball finds Lyngdoh who shoots over the bar. 
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13' Lajong with patient possession play, trying to find an opening to double the lead. 
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8' Blasters have a go at goal, but the shot is wide. 
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5' Early pressure from Lajong as the Blasters defence are finding it tough to contain the Reds. 
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3' GOAL! Disaster for Kerala Blasters. A Long Pacey throw from Shillong Lajong ends up in the back of the net after a touch by a Blasters defender. A terrible own goal indeed. 
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1' Long Ball towards Buam from the middle of the park lands up in the hands of Das. 
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Kick-off! 
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Handshakes, Team Photographs and other Formalities are done. Kick-off moments away. 
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The teams are walking out towards the middle amidst the FIFA Anthem. 
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Line-Ups for today's U18 Y-league Final :

Kerala Blasters : Ayush Das (GK), Gokul Krishna, Alex Saji, Pragyan Gogoi (C), Adarsh AS, Muhammed Arfas, Lins Poulose, Badusha, Shinu, Yashin Malik, Abdullah KS

Shillong Lajong :
Neithovilie Chalieu (GK/C), Kynsailang Khongsit, Kharbangar, Habymmutshuh Nongrum, Samuel Kynshi, Lalrohlua, Phragnki Bhuam, Bhuiya, Longkumer, NR Singh, Donboklang Lyngdoh


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Welcome to Sportskeeda.com's live coverage of the U18 Youth League final between Kerala Blasters and Shillong Lajong.
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Kerala Blasters U-18 will face Shillong Lajong U-18 in the final of the AIFF u18 Youth League. The match will be played in Shillong on May 26 at 4:30 pm. 

In the Semifinal, Kerala Blasters got the better of SAI (EZ), winning  2-1 win after finishing Group C Toppers in the National Finals. Blasters finished behind Aizawl FC in Group Aand made it to the National Finals in the play-off round. Prior to the play-off round, The Yellow Boys finished second in Group D in the Zonal Round. 

Blasters' opponents Shillong Lajong made it through to the final after defeating East Bengal youth side by a scoreline of 2-0. Lajong finished top of Group D in the National Finals and did not have to play in the play-off round due to their finishing top of Shillong-Guwahati Zone in the Zonal Round. The North-eastern side will look to take advantage of the home support to claim victory in the final. 

Both the teams will have to be at their absolute best in order to be crowned the U18 Youth League champions. 


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