Sawant tricks for Sunday Boys
Hat-Trick hero Prashant Sawant was on fire while exhibiting an immaculate scoring touch to guide Sunday Boys to a facile 4-1 victory against Income Tax in a Super Division encounter of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league at the Poinsur Gymkhana ground,Kandivili on Tuesday.
Starting off in rousing fashion,Sunday Boys nosed ahead in the very third minute when Sawant scored the first of his three goals. Income Tax fought on gamely but they found it a bit difficult to penetrate deep into the rival territory. For too long anyway.
Sawant could not be held back for too long,as he struck the back of the net once again in the 45th minute to double his team’s lead on the cusp of half-time. The second half saw little resistance from the Income Tax boys,and Sawant was ready to make the opposition pay yet again,as he completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute. But while the striker celebrated his feat,there was more to cheer about for Sunday Boys as Claudius Fernandes added a fourth goal in the 74th minute to make the evening increasingly forgettable for the opposition.
Now with nothing to lose,Income Tax did pull one back to put their names on the score-card,as Brian Lobo slipped the ball home with a close-range effort in the 85th minute.
In another match,Companeroes continued their solid run as they bulldozed their way to an emphatic 4-0 win against State Bank of India. Vinay Sharda,Shoeb Shaikh,Nixon Rodrigues and Reed Santosh all contributed a goal each to the teams victory.
Results: Super Div: Sunday Boys 4 (Prashant Sawant 3 [hat-trick,Claudius Fernandes) bt Income Tax 1 (Brian Lobo); Companeroes 4 (Vinay Sharda,Shoeb Shaikh,Nixon Rodrigues,Reed Santosh) bt State Bank of India 0.
Parmar nets three for Theresians
Powered by Amit Parmars triple strikes Bandra’s Theresians FC charged to a 7-2 win over Indian Gymkhana from Matunga in a Division I match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league at the MSSA ground,Dhobitalao on Tuesday. Gavin Fernandes and Shanon Fletcher scored two goals apiece to complete the tally for the winners. Charles Sam at least ensured some dignity for Indian Gymkhana by netting both consolation goals.
Result: Div-I: Teresians FC (Bandra) 7 (Amit Parmar 3,Gavin Fernandes 2,Shanon Fletcher 2) bt Indian Gymkhana (Matunga) 2 (Charles Sam 2).
St Pauls go three better
ST Paul’s from Dadar outplayed Dr Antonio DSouza (ANZA),Byculla 3-0 in an inconsequential boys under-12 concluding round-robin league match of the Goan Sports Association (GSA) organized 6th Inter-schools football tournament at the GSA ground,Cross Maidan on Tuesday.
The Dadar schoolboys produced a notable performance and showed more intent as compared to their opponents. Going on the offensive from the outset,St Pauls dominated the proceedings throughout the match and strikers Duran DSouza,Ronson Patel and Cornelius Rodrigues did the rest,scoring one goal each to complete their fluent victory.
Result: St Pauls (Dadar) 3 (Duran DSouza,Ronson Patel,Cornelius Rodrigues) bt Dr Antonio DSouza (ANZA) 0.
Openers give Rizvi early control
Skipper Swapnil Salvi and Kevin DAlmeida came up with scintillating centuries to guide Rizvi College to a staggering 334 for two in 66 overs against Jhunjhunwala College on Day One of the four-day Inter-Collegiate Cricket Tournament final,organized by University of Mumbai,at Elf Vengsarkar Academy ground,Oval Maidan on Tuesday. Batting first,the Rizvi openers ran the opposition bowlers and fielders ragged while stitching together a 241-run stand before Almeida fell for 117. Salvi,however,finished the day 160 not out,all set to stretch his and his team’s score further on the second day. He slammed 21 fours and two sixes in his marathon knock.
Brief scores: Rizvi College: 334/2 in 66 overs (Swapnil Salvi 160 n.o.,Kevin DAlmeida 117) vs Jhunjhunwala College.
German stint for Nitinkumar
A student of GN Khalsa College,N Nitinkumar is all set to fly to Germany for his second stint with first division club Berlin’s BLAU-Weiss in the German League this season. Nitinkumar represented the Maharashtra hockey team in the U-21 junior nationals in Pune in 2011,and plays for Mumbai Customs in the local league.