Kolkata, May 8: Minerva Punjab FC eased past Mohammedan Sporting Club 3-0 in the final of the inaugural U-13 Youth League at the Barasat Stadium here on Tuesday.
Mohammedan SC more than played their part in an entertaining final, but it was Minerva Punjab's energy that lit up the occasion.
For Minerva Punjab who led 1-0 at the interval, Longjam Swami Singh (3rd) and Himanshu Jangra (45th and 46th minute) scored.
Although Minerva Punjab went into the game as hot favourites, Mohammedan SC began the game in attacking mode and could have taken the lead in the first minute itself.
Winger Swami Singh capitalised on an error by Mohammedan SC custodian Sakirul Islam from a header to put his team ahead. Minerva Punjab ended Mohammedan SC's hopes of a comeback with back-to-back goals through their skipper Himanshu in the 45th and 46th minute respectively.
In the additional time, Mohammedan SC went all out for some late goals but Minerva Punjab did well to protect their gains as the match ended 3-0 with Minerva Punjab clinching the title. IANS