New Delhi: MSP Higher Secondary from Kerala became the first team to enter the under-17 boys final of the 55th Subroto Cup football tournament after beating BSL High School, Jharkhand 5-4 via penalty shootout.
Understandably, both the teams played cautiously without taking any goal-bearing initiatives, much to the chagrin of their own benches and the spectators. From the outset it was evident that the two teams would adopt a defence-first approach and look for scoring opportunity, only if it were to come their way.
That, in a nut shell, described the boredom throughout the regulation period. With the time having to be resolved, penalty was forced on the teams and in which the Kerala school boys came out victorious.