AI Colony Youngsters supreme

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:21 AM IST
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Mumbai : Showing stronger nerves and better accuracy Air India Colony youngsters came good, defeating Junior Kalina Rangers 5-2 via the tie-breaker in the boy’s under-16 final of the 17th Kalina Football League, organised by the Our Lady of Egypt Church Sports Committee, and played at the Church ground, Kalina.

The scores were locked 1-all at the end of regulation period with Carl Miranda on target for Air India and Ivan Fernandes scoring for defending champions Junior Rangers.

In the ensuing penalty shootout contest, Air India successfully converted from their first four attempts through Carl Miranda, Eshwar Gaikwad, Divesh Rajput and Girish Rane to emerge champions. Junior Rangers failed miserably in the tie-breaker and could only convert one through Ivan Fernandes.

Meanwhile, in the veteran men’s Inter-Parish final, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Parish, Chembur managed to overcome Our Lady of Orlem Parish, Malad through a late second half goal. Dead-ball specialist Prosenjit Barua scored with a direct curling shot from free-kick taken from just outside the penalty area in the final minutes of the match to help the Chembur team clinch the title.

Boy’s Under-16 (final): Air India Colony 5 (Carl Miranda 2, Eshwar Gaikwad 1, Divesh Rajput 1, Girish Rane 1) beat Junior Kalina Rangers  2 (1+1) (Ivan Fernandes 2). Veteran Men’s (final): Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Chembur 1 (Prosenjit Barua 1) beat Our Lady of Lourdes, Orlem 0.

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