Mumbai :  Daspatti Krida Mandal made a wining start as they got the better of Salcette FC ‘B’ by a 2-1 margin in the opening match of the 3Div qualifying knockout tournament of the MDFA League on Monday evening.

In a contest between two evenly matched teams, Daspatti took an early lead when striker Swapnil Gardi found the back of the net in the very fourth minute. The Salcette outfit fought back and neutralised the lead through Aditya Vichare’s strike in the 27th minute.

Daspatti managed to find the all-important winning goal when Mayuresh Surve netted home in the 44th minute, which ensured his team advanced to the second round.

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