ROYCETON GOMES MEMORIAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT- MAIN DRAW LEAGUE PHASE – DAY 4
The league phase of the Main Draw continued on 1st August 2017, on the grounds of Phoenix English Medium School in Nehru Nagar.
The first match at 1:00 PM was played between Mahila Vidyalaya Mandal School and Lovedale Central School. The match began well with both schools trying hard to score but Umar Shaikh got a lucky break in the 13th minute to open the score for Lovedale. MVM tried hard to equalize but Umar Shaikh scored his second goal in the 21st minute. The score at half time was 2 – 0. In the second half, MVM stepped up their defence but they could not stop Umar Shaikh from scoring his hat-trick goal in the 33rd minute. Both schools fought hard to score but Lovedale won the match 3 – 0.
The second match at 2:00 PM was played between Bharatesh High School and Beynon Smith High School. Both schools appeared to be well matched and both schools displayed a good game of football. However, in the 12th minute Swapnil Kapileshwari managed to open the score for Bharatesh. The score at half time was 1 – 0. It turned out to be a closely fought match. Beynon Smith missed numerous opportunities to score. Bharatesh won the match 1 – 0.
The third match at 3:00 PM was played between Dnyan Prabodhan Mandir High School and Phoenix Eng Med School. Dnyan Prabodhan appeared to have an edge over Phoenix displaying excellent football skills, good coordination tactics and showcasing perfect finishing enabling Om Manolkar to open the score early in the 9th minute and Aniket Patil in the 22nd minute. The score at half time was 2 – 0. In the second half, Dnyan Prabodhan played at a much faster pace not allowing Phoenix an opportunity to score, and Shreyas Aptekar managed to bag the third goal for Dnyan Prabodhan in the 48th minute. Dnyan Prabodhan won the match 3 – 0.
The fourth match at 4:00 PM was played between St. Paul’s High School and Sant Meera High School. The score for St. Paul’s opened early when Harshad Chougule scored a goal barely in the 1st minute. St. Paul’s seemed to be on the attack with Joy D’souza managing to put in another goal for St. Paul’s in the 10th minute. Sant Meera fought back hard and managed to block many goal attempts in the first half. Sant Meera began the second half with renewed vigour and Omkar Sagaonkar opened the score for Sant Meera in the 27th minute. St. Paul’s immediately responded with two goals by Aryan Nippanikar in the 29th and 39th minutes. Sant Meera continued their offensive and Omkar Sagaonkar managed to score two more goals for Sant Meera in the 40th and 42nd minutes. Even though Sant Meera put up a very close fight, St. Paul’s won the match 4 – 3.
Today, the league phase of the Main Draw 2017 will continue with Lovedale Central School playing with G G Chitnis School at 1:00 PM. The second match at 2:00 PM will be played by Beynon Smith High School and Good Shepherd Central School. The third match at 3:00 PM will be played by Phoenix Eng Med School and KLS High School. The fourth match at 4:00 PM will be played by Sant Meera High School and Benson High School.