Bishop’s storm to u-19 football title with back-to-back wins
Bishop’s boys scripted a 4-3 tie-breaker win over St Patrick’s in the morning session and after a break, took the ground to beat Poona College 2-0 in the final.pune Updated: Sep 26, 2017 00:18 IST
Bishop’s School Camp boys scripted back-to-back wins to lay their hands on the boys under-19 football title on Monday.
In the inter-school tournament played at the SSPMS grounds, the Bishop’s boys scripted a 4-3 tie-breaker win over St Patrick’s in the morning session and after a break, took the ground to beat Poona College 2-0 in the final.
It was Shiva Pande who was player of the match for Bishop’s in the final. The striker gave an early lead to his team, scoring in the first minute of the game, converting Abhishek Salunkhe’s pass. Later, in the 18th minute, he added another with help from Karan Adhikari. Poona College, who booked their berth in the final on Sunday, failed to score even once.
In the battle for third place, Loyola High School and Junior College scripted a narrow 1-0 win over St Patrick’s. A solitary goal by Hrishikesh Jadhav in the 11th minute turned out to be the match winner.
Earlier in the semifinals, the match ended in a goalless draw in regular time. In the tie-breaker, Mohit Mukherjee, Rahul Owlekar, Karan Adhikari and Amit Saxena scored for Bishop’s, while only Antonio Sebastian, Saurbh Krishnan and Rishbh Chavan managed to score for St Patrick’s.
Abbas in seventh heaven as Hill Green scale new high in RFYS
Skipper Abbas Kalaiwala scored seven goals to lead Hill Green High School and Junior College to a resounding 11-1 win over St Mathews Academy in the junior boys qualifying match of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament on Monday.
Abbas’ effort is the highest so far in the Pune-leg of the national-level tournament. Likewise, Hill Green became the first team to register a double-digit score. Hill Green went ahead at the PDFA ground, Dobarwadi, early, through Abbas (2’) who added another in the 15th minute. Alex Michael (20’) swelled the tally, before Abbas (24’) completed a 3-0 half- time score.
Changing ends, Abbas found the target four times (32’, 45’, 50’ and 55’) while Atharva Suryawanshi (40’), Prakash Pathak (53’) and Alex (59’) too scored to complete a huge win. For St Mathews, Abhishek Pande (44’) netted a consolation goal.
Later, Hutchings High School had it easy against Mahadji Shinde High School and Junior College notching a 9-1 win. Abhar Datta (5’, 19’), Neerav Solanki (8’, 52’) and Aryan Chordiya (31’, 39’) netted a brace each while Harshit Hemmady (11’), Aryan Tikone (20’) and Aditya Bengeri (23’) too got on the score sheet. Rehan Shaikh (44’) pulled one back for Mahadji Shinde.
In the college boys section, Vidya Bhavan College of Commerce won a physical match against Nowrosjee Wadia College 2-0. It also witnessed the first sending off in the Pune leg, when Emmanuel Abal of Nowrosjee Wadia was shown a direct red card for a rough tackle.
Vidya Bhavan rode on a strike each in each half by Jeffery Pereira (9’) and Alfred Negal (32’) to win. In another match, Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce staged a comeback win over MIT College of Food and Technology 2-1. Shubham Anantre (17’) netted for MIT first, before Mohammed Asad (29’) equalised for Poona College and Prabuddha Gaikwad scored the winner with a minute left on the clock.
First Published: Sep 26, 2017 00:17 IST