St Mary’s ICSE (Mazagaon) and Cathedral & John Connon (Fort) played to their full potential and battled for supremacy in an engrossing summit clash.
However, the St Mary’s lads did well and managed to capitalise on their chances, scoring once in each half to carve out a deserving 2-0 win over Cathedral in the MSSA Cup boys’ under-12 final of the inter-school football tournament, at Azad Maidan yesterday.
Source :FPJ SPORTS DESK
St. Mary’s ICSE School, Mazagaon cashed in on the two opportunities that came their way to strike two goals, one in each half, and snatch a 20 win over Cathedral & John Connon, Fort in a well contested MSSA Cup boys’ under-12 final of the inter-schools football tournament, played at the Schools’ sports ground, Azad Maidan on Tuesday.
St. Mary’s grabbed the lead in the seventh minute when Aman Khan’s took a shot from right and the ball struck the post and deflected into the goal.
Cathedral fought on gamely and scored the equaliser, but the goal was disallowed when the referee ruled that Ramit Shorewala was offside, even after he scored from the rebound from St. Wary’s goalkeeper Yuvan Kotecha who saved
Rayess Surti’s free kick towards the end of the first half.
In the second half, St. Mary’s increased the lead when Mahashwin Kumar f scored with a powerful long shot for the second goal and complete the triumph.
Meanwhile, Champion School, Cooperage Road prevailed over Cathedral & John Connon 3-2 in a boys under-12 semifinals. Strikers Ishan Lehry, Mufaddal Eran and Zane Mehta sscored one goal each to seal Champion School’s win. Cathedral & John Connon scored through Veer Mehta and Mikhail Marshal.
In the second semi-final, Bombay Scottish, Mahim defeated St. Stanislaus, Bandra 3-2 in the second semifinal. Ethan Taites scored two goals for Bombay Scottish and Arman Agarwal got one for the winners, while St. Stanislaus scored both goals through Shary Kamtekar.
Fr. Dr. Francis Swamy, S.J.