Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture win

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:16 PM IST
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Mumbai : Reliance Foundation Youth Sports was in full flow in Mumbai in the College Boys category when Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture took on Sardar Patel College of Engineering at the Cooperage Ground, Colaba. The closely contested match was decided in the sudden death penalties as Dr. Baliram Hiray kept their nerve to win the tie.

The match begun with Dr. Baliram on the front foot taking by scoring in the 9th minute through Sarvesh’s long shot to take the early lead in the match. Sardar Patel would soon get back in the game when their number 9 Manphe Wangnao equalized in the 15th minute. With the game level going into halftime Sardar Patel took the lead when Manphe scored again in the 28th minute.

The second half saw Dr. Baliram trying to get back in the game as they came close on multiple occasions only to be denied by some calm defending by the opposition. With Baliram looking out of ideas to break the Sardar Patel defense, the Baliram coach threw on substitute Steve Sunderan who would go on to equalize for his side in the 41st minute to tie the match at 2-2. Dr. Baliram came close to seal the match in the late stages of the match as they put a shot over the keeper but also over the bar from a well worked corner.

With the result tied at 2-2 at full-time the game would have to be settled on penalties. The penalties had to be settled in sudden deaths where Dr. Baliram Hiray College kept their nerve to emerge victorious by 4 – 3.

The win progresses Sardar Patel College to the second qualifying round in the category looking to qualify to the league stage. The day’s action saw a total of 9 matches played in the city where Rizvi College and Sathaye College registered comfortable victories.

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