september 2015: India U-16 colts came back from behind to register a 2-1 victory against over Hercules U-16 in a practice match on their ongoing exposure Tour in Alicante, Spain.
Down by a goal at the interval, the Nicolai Adam coached Team showed exemplary character and sublime fitness level to score two goals post interval. The rivals were reduced to ten men in the 58th minute after their Striker was given marching orders for a double booking.
The boys had earlier been on a six-week exposure Tour to Germany besides playing in the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in Tabriz City, Iran from where they qualified to the AFC U-16 Finals to be held next year having finished as one of the best second placed Teams.
Amarjit slotted home substitute Aniket’s centre in the 57th minute to restore parity after Hercules had surged into the lead in the 34th minute.
Thereafter, they failed to double the lead but failed to convert the spot early in the second half – the rival Striker blasting it wide.
However, an ice-cool Amarjit was made no mistake in the 82nd minute when he converted from the spot to seal the fate. The penalty was awarded after Aniket was brought down inside the box.
The Indian colts who had earlier accounted for Elche U-16 2-0 in the previous practice match, next play Villarreal U-16 on September 29 at IST 10.30PM. All updates would be live on AIFF Official Twitter Handle @AIFFMedia.
Last week, the Indian colts had finished second to hosts Iran in Group E of the AFC U-16 Qualifiers to qualify for next year’s AFC U-16 Finals. However, with India scheduled to host the Championship and set to play as the hosts, the spot instead went to Nepal.