Kautuk Dongrikars late strikes helped SeaView garner all the three points as they rallied to snatch a 2-1 win against Mumbai FC in an exciting Super Division encounter of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league,played at the Poinsur Gymkhana ground,Kandivali on Wednesday evening.
After the opening session failed to produce a goal,SeaView were taken by surprise immediately after resumption as Mumbai FC seized the advantage when Siddhart Ghorpade found the back of the net in the 49th minute.
Down by a goal,SeaView lifted their game and started to exert pressure on the rival citadel. They finally managed to restore parity when Dongrikar fired home in the 77th minute and 11minutes later he was again on target to give his side a 2-1 lead,which they held on to till the end of the match.
In the other match at this venue,F United hardly encountered much difficulty as they blanked Mumbai Port Trust by a convincing 4-0 margin. F United showed good understanding and worked as a cohesive which saw them enjoy more of ball possession. They dictated terms throughout the match and scored two goals in each half,through Robert Thiek (24th min),Dhiraj Lad (39th),Merwyn Stephen (49th) and Fahim Munshi (78th) to emerge worthy winners.
Results: At Poinsur Gymkhana ground,Kandivali Super Div: SeaView 2 (Kautuk Dongrikar 77th & 88th) beat Mumbai FC 1 (Siddharth Ghorpade 49th). F-United 4 (Robert Thiek 24th,Dhiraj Lad 39th,Merwyn Stephen 49th,Fahim Munshi 78th) beat Mumbai Port Trust 0.
Wild Eagles fall to Golden Gunners
Golden Gunners called the shots as they felled Wild Eagles by pulling off a 4-2 victory in a Mens Open first round match of the Kotak Mahindra Bank sponsored Bandra Gymkhana floodlit 5-a-side rink football tournament conducted by the Bandra Gymkhana and played at the DPRC (DemontePark Recreation Centre) grounds,Bandra.
Leading the Gunners charge was Hekmat who slammed in two goals while Khadi and Arveen added the other two goals. Henderson netted both the goals for the Eagles.
In another encounter,Grenville scored a brace to lift I.C. Extension,Borivali to a comfortable 4-0 win against S.K.M.,Sahar. Craig and Agnello chipped in with a goal each to complete the winning margin.
In womens round-robin league matches,FC Mumbaikar overcame United Athletics 3-1. Shalome Pinto,Neetu Shoor and Sakshi were on target for Mumbaikars,while Jisika got the lone consolation goal for the losers.
Results: Womens round-robin league: FC Mumbaikars 3 (Shalome Pinto,Neetu Shoor,Sakshi) beat United Athletes 1 (Jisika); Bandra Packers 4 (Karishma 2,Jennifer 1,Sneha) bt I.C. United 0; Companeroes 0 drew with Sports Bandra 0; Body Line drew with 7070 Bandra 0-0; Young Xaverities bt Holy Family,Andheri 2-1. Veteran: Geostanne 2 (Douglas,Jayant) bt A.S.C.,Andheri 0; Mighty Ducks 5 (Naushad 3 hat-rick,Henry,Joe) bt BBC,Parel 1 (Francis). Men open: U.K. United 3 (Avinash,Ricky,Sherwin) bt Holy Family,Vasai 0; Joga Bonitta 4 (Darius 2,Daniel,Amit) bt Figgi Brothers 1 (Sandeep); Golden Gunners 4 (Hekmat 2,Kadhi,Arveen) bt Wild Eagles 2 (Henderson 2); I.C. Extension 4 (Grenville 2,Craig,Agnello) bt S.K.M.,Sahar 0; Bombastic Rokies 2 (Camilo,Sahabaaz) bt A.B.C.,Malad 1 (Ralf); M-10 Parel 4 (Srikant-2,Rosevelt 2) bt Skylark 1 (Calvin); Chimbai FC. 1 (Avalon D) beat Holy Cross,Santacruz 0.
Bhoir hits 153; Rizvi College continue to dominate
Middle-order batsman Vinayak Bhoir became the third centurion in Rizvi Colleges innings as the defending champions continued their domination over Jhunjhunwala College on Day Two of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament final,organized by University of Mumbai at the Elf-Academy ground,Oval Maidan,on Wednsday.
Bhoir struck a brilliant 153 off 125 balls to help Rizvi College reach a mammoth 593.
In reply,Jhunjhunwala College were tottering at 97 for five when the umpires called it a day. Seamer John Abhraham and Siddharth Prasad chipped in with two wickets. Jhunjhunwala has another 496 runs to chase in the next two days,which seems a daunting task.
Earlier,overnight batsman Swapnil Salvi,who was unbeaten at 160 on Day One,added only two runs to his score on Wednesday.
Rizvi College 593 all out (Swapnil Salvi 162,Kevin DAlmeida 117,Vinayak Bhoir 153; Ajinkya
Deshpande 3/90) vs Jhunjhunwala College 97 for 5(John Abraham 2/8,Siddharth Prasad 2/14).