Jash Patwa scored a brace to ensure a comfortable 2-0 win for Bombay Scottish from Mahim in their Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) boys’ under-16 Division I clash against St Lawrence from Borivali at the Castrol-MSSA centre in Azad Maidan on Tuesday.
They weren’t the only high-profile school team to get their season off to a flying start with others duly joining in with their own display of dominating performances.
Sam Fernandes’ strike though wasn’t good enough to fashion a win for St Stanislaus from Bandra with St Dominic Savio’s Lloyd D’Souza canceling out the advantage with a goal of his own in another Division I clash. Rahil Parekh ensured a 1-0 win for Jamnabai Narsee over St Mary’s SSC from Mazagaon with a winning goal.
Vikram Deb and Sohan Kulkarni,meanwhile,netted a goal each for Hiranandani Foundation from Powai as they romped home to a 2-0 win over Swami Vivekanand from Borivali in a boys’ under-16 Division II clash.
The St Xavier’s ground in Parel saw a lot more goal-scoring action with Don Bosco from Borivali leading the way. The Bosco outfit routed Maneckji Cooper from Juhu by a five-goal margin in a boys’ under-16 Division II-D encounter. Sanath D’Souza was the wrecker-in-chief as he scored three goals. Cyon D’Souza joined in the fun by netting a brace as Don Bosco smashed their hapless opponents 5-0. St Mary’s ICSE ‘A’ too were in fine form as they crushed Bombay International by a 3-0 margin in a Division II-B contest.
Vadgama scored two goals while Sayed Farooqui added another as St Mary’s cruised to victory against the Babulnath-based South Mumbai outfit. Shubham Patil and Akash Pandey did the star turn for Navy Children School in a hotly-contested Division II-A match against Arya Vidyawandir from BKC. The navy kids eventually won 2-0,ensuring that their 2013-14 season got off on a promising note.
Results: B-16-II: Hiranandani Foundation (Powai) 2 (Vikram Deb,Sohan Kulkarni) bt Swami Vivekanand (Borivali) 0; B-16-I: Bombay Scottish (Mahim) 2 (Jash Patwa 2) bt St Lawrence (Borivali) 0; B-16-I: St Stanislaus H S (Bandra) 1 (Sam Fernandes) drew with St Dominic Savio (Andheri) 1 (Lloyd DSouza); B-16-I: Jamnabai Narsee (Juhu) 1 (Rahil Parekh) bt St Marys SSC (Mazagaon) 0; B-16-II: Utpal Sanghvi School (Juhu) failed to turn up for their match against St. Anthony (Vakola); B-16-II-A: Navy Children School (Colaba) 2 (Shubham Patil,Akash Pandey) bt Arya Vidyamandir (BKC) 0; B-16-II-D: Don Bosco (Borivali) 5 (Sanath DSouza 3,Cyon DSouza 2) bt Maneckji Cooper (Juhu) 0; B-16-II-B: St Marys ICSE A (Mazagaon) 3 (Sayed Farooqui,Vadgama 2) bt Bombay International (Babulnath) 0.