Sports round-up : PIFA clinch Abhijit Kadam Memorial Cup

Premier India Football Academy,Colaba,clinched victory in the Abhijit Kadam Memorial football tournament after a 1-0 win over Prayag United at the Bharati Vidyapeeth ground on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | Published: March 13, 2012 5:08 am

PIFA clinch Abhijit Kadam Memorial Cup

Premier India Football Academy (PIFA),Colaba,clinched victory in the Abhijit Kadam Memorial football tournament after a 1-0 win over Prayag United at the Bharati Vidyapeeth ground on Sunday. The only goal of the match was scored by PIFA striker Nagesh Swamy in the 39th minute. PIFA’s first chance of the match saw Clifford Garrett launch a free kick straight to Prayag goalkeeper Raju Chakraborty. Not long after,Prayag skipper Sukumar Roy shot just wide. In the 39th minute,PIFA’s Sushil Kawade crossed from the left to Jackie Singh,who nodded the ball into the path of Nagesh,who slotted home at the far post. Prayag pressed hard for the equaliser at the start of the second half and nearly achieved it when Anjan Dey’s pass found Sukumar one-on-one with keeper Kishan Sulegai,who made a smart diving save. PIFA pocketed Rs 3 lakh as prize money and Prayag won Rs 2 lakh. PIFA’s Vincent Bassey won the player of the tournament award while Raju Chakraborty was adjudged the best keeper. Both won cash awards of Rs 15,000.

Cricket: Big win for Wagholi Fighters

Shekhar Padale’s 80 helped Wagholi Fighters post a 35-run win over Baramati Powers in the Pune District Premier League on Sunday. Batting first,Wagholi made 133 for seven,with Padale holding the innings together with his 59-ball knock. Baramati managed only 98 for eight in reply,with Sachin Shinde playing a lone hand to score 44 in 43 balls. Ketan Bapat and Ashok Gaikwad returned identical figures of three for 14. In another match,a four-wicket haul from Vijay Pawale was the highlight of Parvati Peshwas’ 15-run win over Pimpri Panthers. Camp Warriors completed a tense three-wicket win over Ambegaon Tigers,with Sagar Bhargunde and Rupesh Kamble’s cameos helping Camp achieve their target of 115 with five balls remaining.

Open Concept,Notty Strawberry lift titles

The Open Concept and Notty Strawberry lifted the boys’ and girls’ titles at the Pune Basketball League that concluded on Sunday. Open Concept defeated DY Patil Amby 63-49 in the boys’ final,while Notty Strawberry fought their way to a nailbiting 46-42 win over SK Court Burners. Ali Raja,who represented boys’ third-place finishers Rani Holistics,and Shruti Sherigar,who scored 22 points in Sanjay Sports Academy’s 45-47 girls’ third-place defeat to Agni Shakti,were adjudged the players of the tournament.

Sawant brace gives Vidya Bhavan title

Yuvraj Sawant scored two goals to help Vidya Bhavan High School register a 2-1 win over ENNS in their final league encounter and emerge champions at the NECC-Blackburn Rovers Junior (under-12) six-a-side football league,which concluded at St. Vincent’s School on Sunday. The win was Vidya Bhavan’s 16th in 22 matches,their other results including three draws and three defeats. With a points tally of 51 points,Vidya Bhavan beat Bishop’s High School to the title by two points. Bishop’s finished with 14 wins,seven draws and one defeat to total 49 points.Loyola school with 44 points finished third. Hosts St. Vincent’s finished fifth with 39 points. Loyola High School won the Fair Play trophy,while Aryan Thite of Bishop’s High School was awarded the Player of the tournament award. Sawant’s brace in Vidya Bhavan’s final match helped him finish as the tournament’s top scorer.

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