Scottish, Mahim keep hopes alive
Mumbai : Cathedral & John Connon, Mumbai fashioned an emphatic win to seal their place in the football semi-finals, in the 28th All Maharashtra Anglo-Indian Schools in India football and basketball tournament, organized by the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools in India, Maharashtra Chapter, at the Barnes School & Junior College, Devlali, on Thursday.
Cathedral finished second behind Barnes ‘A, Devlali’ in Pool A after recording their third win in four outings with a 3-0 rout of Bombay Scottish, Powai. Kavan Modi fired a brace while Mishal Mehta added the third.
Twelve-time winners and defending champions Barnes romped to their fourth straight win in as many ties following back-to-back wins over Bishop’s, Undri and Cathedral to top the pool. The hosts overcame Cathedral 2-0 and later crushed Undri 4-1 in their concluding league match in the five-team pool.
Bombay Scottish, Mahim kept their hopes alive in Pool B following a significant 2-0 win over Barnes ‘B’. The Mumbai side, who have one more match remaining against formidable Hutchings, Pune that will decide their fate in the competition, scored once in each half through Ameya Chaudhary and Jasmit Saini.
In the basketball tournament for girls, Cathedral trounced Christ Church 25-2 for their second straight win in Pool ‘A’. Last year’s runners-up Bishop’s, Camp also secured their second straight win with a 53-12 verdict over Bombay Scottish, Mahim in Pool ‘B’.
FOOTBALL: Pool ‘A’: Barnes ‘A’ 2 (Atish Kalate 2) bt Cathedral 0; Bombay Scottish, Powai 1 (self goal) drew Bishop’s, Kalyaninagar 1 (Freddy Rodrigues); Barnes ‘A’ 4 (Atish Kalate 2, Arjun Yadav, Zaed Maredia) bt Bishop’s, Undri 1 (Ayush Tapkir); Cathedral 3 (Kavan Modi 2, Mishal Mehta) bt Bombay Scottish, Powai 0.
Pool B: Bombay Scottish, Mahim 2 (Ameya Chaudhary, Jasmit Saini) bt Barnes ‘B’ 0.
BASKETBALL: Pool A: St. Mary’s, Pune bt Bishop’s, Kalyaninagar 40-11; Cathedral bt Christ Church 25-2.
Pool B: Bishop’s, Camp bt Bombay Scottish, Mahim 53-12.
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