Jason Carvalho was at his scoring best as he notched up the first hat-trick of the Mumbai football season. His fine efforts were instrumental in Mother Theresa Foundation recording a 3-1 win against Durham FC in a Third Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League played at the St Xaviers ground,Parel on Monday.
Farhan Shaikh netted the consolation goal for Durham,who trailed 2-0 at the end of the first half.
Earlier,Virar FC made a cracking start to their campaign as they blanked Vijaylaxmi FC 3-0 in their opening encounter. Manmohan Jagate,Pratik Mallam and Steven Sequeira scored a goal each for the winners.
In another matches,Peter Coutinho struck the winner as Clint SC defeated Ruffians by a 1-0 margin,while Jai Bhavani Kreeda Mandal riding on the lone goal scored by Siddhant S overcame Anand Bal Mitra Mandal by an identical 1-0 margin.
Results: Division III: Virar FC 3 (Manmohan Jagate,Pratik Mallam,Steven Sequeira) bt Vijaylaxmi FC 0; Clint SC 1 (Peter Coutinho) bt Ruffians 0; Jai Bhavani Kreeda Mandal 1 (Siddhant S) bt Anand Bal Mitra Mandal 0; Mother Theresa Foundation 3 (Jason Carvalho 3) bt Durham FC 1 (Farhan Shaikh).
Winning start for Millwall
DEFENDING champions Millwall FC,who recently won the MDFA Division II title,blasted Friends FC 4-0 in the opening match of the 9th Bandra West Football League conducted by the Bandra West Football Association under the auspices of the Mumbai District Football Association and played at the Dr Norman Lewis Supari Talao municipal grounds.
Youngster Bradley Tellis scored a brace while Scott Tellis and Calvin Titus chipped in with a goal each to complete the win for the champions. In another encounter,Companeroes SC,who have earned promotion to the Elite Division this season earned a hard fought solitary goal win over Carmelites SC. Akshay Kadu blasted the back of the net in the dying minutes of the game.
Results: Millwall FC 4 (Bradley Tellis 2,Scott Tellis,Calvin Titus) bt Friends FC 0; Companeroes CC 1 (Akshay Kadu) bt Carmelites SC 0; Geostanne United 5 (Utkrisht Kaushik 2,Hafiz Elias,Akshay Kapse,Vishal Kapse) bt Skylarks FC 2 (Raylin DMello); Bandra FC 1 (Rakesh Tulsiram) bt Classico FC 0; Somlands FC 2 (Arif Qureshi,Masood Munshi) bt Young XI 0; Chimbai SC 3 (Floyd Dharmai,Francis Cabral,Martin Quadros) bt Sea View SC 0; Athletico Bandra 6 (Clyde Koli 2,Kyle Pereira,Alistair DSouza,Ashlyn Rego,Imran Sheikh) bt Prabhat Strikers 0; All Stars FC 2 (Garfield Pereira,Ajinkya Narikar) bt Vailankani Boys 0; Celtic 7070 1 (Hassan Golwala) bt Theresians SC 0.
Aditya starts well
Aditya Mehta won both his matches at the 6-Red World Championships at Bangkok. Both being critical wins,Aditya defeated T Thiraponpaiboon of Thailand and Li Hang of China with a score of 5- 4 in both the matches. Talking about the win,Aditya says,”Both were crucial wins for me. They put me in a good position to qualify from the group. I think the 6 Red Format is very entertaining and I’m looking forward to tomorrows matches.” Aditya will be seen playing against Ken Doherty of Ireland and Peter Ebdon of England tomorrow.
Advani wins his opening match
India’s Pankaj Advani rallied to defeat Australia’s Ben Nunan 5-4 in his opening Group E league match of the SangSom Six Red World Championship snooker in Bangkok.
Advani,who was down by three frames,is scheduled to play local favourite Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and England’s Andrew
Higginson tomorrow. In Group C,Aditya Mehta had mixed results as he lost his
opening match to Li Hang of China 4-5,but recovered to beat Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon of Thailand 5-4 to remain in contention for a knock-out berth.
Advani is clubbed with Shaun Murphy (England),Andrew Higginson (England) and Steve Davis (England) besides Nuan and Un-Nooh. Mehta has been grouped with Mark Williams (Wales),Ebdon and Doherty apart from Hang and Tirapongpaiboon.