AGENCIES, SHILLONG: Sporting Clube de Goa lost to Tata Football Academy 1-4 in the U-18 Youth League final round, in Shillong, on Wednesday.
Three goals in the opening half made it very easy for TFA against a Sporting side that put up little resistance and offered very little threat in attack.
Dipak Kumar Rajak put TFA into the lead after just 7 minutes before Pukhrambam Manisana scored the second in the 20th minute.
TFA added their third through Lalboilen Kilong in the 32nd minute. Then Wungshungam Jagoi added on one more for TFA in the 72nd minute.
Meanwhile, Trijoy Savio Dias was on target for Sporting's consolation goal in the 81st minute.
Sporting Clube de Goa will face Sudeva FC while SAI Kolkata and TFA play in JLN Stadium on May 18.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters went first, in a match-up between the heavyweight teams in the group before Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools and DSK Shivajians squared off later in the day.
In another match, Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools defeated DSK Shivajians 1-2.
After a barren first-half, DSK Shivajians surged ahead thanks to substitute Umair Saiyyad's 61st-minute strike before Lalramchhuana doubled the lead in the 78th minute.
Towards the end BBFS went all out and were also rewarded with a goal in the 88th minute courtesy Joe Massey, but that was all BBFS could manage as DSK Shivajains managed to hold on and emerge victorious 2-1.