Both teams were playing in their last game of the I-League U20. Air India had won only their first game against Chirag Kerala while HAL were winless and were playing for pride.
The Bangalore team came out eventual winners with a 1-0 over the Airmen in this I-League U20 encounter which would have had no impact on the top two qualifiers. HAL striker Sunil Kumar scored the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute to get his team their first points of the I-League U20. Air India and HAL both are on three points from 4 games as they ended their I-League U20 campaign.
The Airmen desperately threw their players forward but to no avail. HAL would be relieved to leave the humidity of Navi Mumbai with some points in the bag.
Hal 1-0 Air India
Lawrence Siman Betgeeri – 85’
S Kumar – 45’
Sunil Kumar – 85’
Hariharan – 90+4’
HAL – Sunil Kumar – 43’