Paji, Nov 29: Aniket Jadhav scored a brace as Indian Arrows outclassed Cheni City FC 3-0 to clinch victory in the I-League encounter at the GMC Bambolim Athletic stadium here on Wednesday.
Aniket Jadhav (20th, 58th minute) and a 90th minute goal by Boris Singh set the tone for a resounding victory for the youngsters to stun Cheni City FC.
After a slow start, Arrows switched into their attacking gear and came close in the 13th minute.
The move came down the left channel which saw Edmund Lalrindika clipping the ball into the box for the onrushing Suresh Singh but the midfielder could not connect with it.
Cheni City had a few opportunities of their own. One such move saw Jean Michael Joachim work his way into the pelty box only to balloon his shot over the bar.
But the Arrows stunned Cheni City in the 20th minute. After passing the ball out from the defence, right-back Boris Singh threaded a defence-scathing pass to Rahul KP who was operating on the right flank.
Rahul aimed a cross into the box and Aniket Jadhav got on the end of the cross just outside the box. The forward made space for himself with a touch and curled a pile-driver into the far corner.
After falling behind, Cheni City tried to get back into the game but they were let down by poor finishing especially by Joachim and Lucky Kelechukwa.
Arrows striker Edmund was brilliant up front and nearly scored on two occasions. The forward saw one lobbed shot miss the far corner by inches and a swerving shot from outside the box hit the post.
The defensive organisation of the Indian Arrows was evident as they kept their shape and goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh hardly had any saves to make.
Cheni City’s best chances came through set-pieces but poor finishing kept letting them down.
The score at half-time was 1-0 in favour of the Indian Arrows. (IANS)