Rosary High School, Navelim and St Joseph Educational Institute, Chandor moved into the next round of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament for boys under-17 (Salcete Zone) defeating St Anthony HS, Navelim and St Jude HS, Betalbatim respectively, on artificial turf grounds, Fatorda on Saturday.
Rosary HS dominated proceedings in both the sessions to register a convincing 2-0 win against St Anthony’s HS, Majorda.
Resorting to attacking play right from the start, Rosary HS went into the lead in the very 3rd minute following a through pass from the middle which saw striker Noah Luis darting inside the rival box and finding the mark.
St Anthony’s HS retaliated, thereafter, with some quick forays, but only for a while.
But, Rosary HS did not relent and continued with their attack-minded game, moving deep inside the rival box for long spells.
It was only due to good defending by the Majorda school and some smart goalkeeping their custodian Eden that the Rosary lads found it difficult to get another goal, despite their efforts.
The citadel of Majorda school fell again after Rosary’s
Eliseus Niasso, who had a good game for Navelim, dribbled past two rival
defenders and moved on the left flank from where he crossed the ball to ideally
placed Mehboob Hussein who slotted the ball in with ease in the
Occasionally, St Anthony’s HS, Majorda came up with some
counter forays but once they took the ball on top of the rival box, they lost
the plot and it helped the Rosary boys to breathe
Ammer Attar, Jaiubulla, Adarsh Raj and Richard Ullu gave a good account of themselves for Rosary HS team –managing well in the defence as well as in the midfield.
In the last few minutes, St Anthony’s HS tried to accelerate the pace of the match to add to their tally of goals. Their long shots, however, were wide off the mark and those targeted at the goal went to Rosary keeper Sidesh Chawanke who swallowed them with ease.
In the other match, St Joseph Educational Institute, Chandor registered a 4-2 win against St Jude’s HS, Betalbatim. The teams played a 1-1 draw during the regulation time.
St Joseph’s Educational Institute, Chandor surged ahead in the 11th minute when their playmaker Davis Fernandes bulged the nets with an angular effort.
St Jude’s HS levelled the score in the 22nd minute through Dilliram A K.
In the resulting tie-breaker, St Joseph’s Educational Institute proved to be better shooters.