Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship
Mumbai, January 5, 2017 With a 1-0 victory over Govt. Higher Secondary School, Goa, the senior boys of Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar, Kochi have booked a spot in the finals of RFYS National Football Championship. Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai is the other team to qualify in the senior boys category having taken down the spirited boys from Mamta Modern Sr. Sec. School, Delhi in the nerve-wracking penalty shootout at Cooperage Ground, Colaba
In the College boys category, Nirmala College, Kochi and Thakur College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai went head-to-head against each other with the former stealing a 2-1 win over the latter to qualify for the finals of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship. With a 3-1 victory over Goa’s Rosary College of Commerce & Arts, Kolkata’s Charuchandra College moves into the finals where they will face off against Kochi’s Nirmala College
Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar (Kochi) vs Govt. Higher Secondary School (Goa)
A brilliant goal by Josy Joseph in the dying minutes of the semi-final clash against Govt. Higher Secondary School, Goa helped his team Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar, Kochi book a berth in the finals of the first year of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship here today.
The match witnessed both teams creating a lot of chances but neither of them could convert any of them. As the match headed towards a potential extra time to decide the finalist, Josy found the back of the net in the 88th minute to put his team a goal ahead with a remaining regulation time of 2 minutes. The boys from Kochi ensured that they do not concede any goals to become the first finalist in the Senior Boys category.
Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School And Junior College (Mumbai) vs Mamta Modern Sr. Sec. School (Delhi)
Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School And Junior College, Mumbai held their nerves in a thrilling encounter against Mamta Modern Sr. Sec. School, Delhi to beat their counterparts and set up a title clash against Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar, Kochi in the Senior Boys category on January 07, 2017 here.
The fiercely contested semi-final clash witnessed both teams tied at 1-1 after the completion of the regulation time courtesy goals by Fr. Agnel’s Kasib Sayed (64’) and Mamta Modern’s Avinash Yadav (8’) for their respective teams. Neither of the teams conceded an inch during extra time and ultimately the game went into a penalty shootout to decide the finalist. As had been the trend during the entire course of the match, the penalty shootout saw as many as 10 strikes each with Delhi’s Milind Singh ending on the wrong side of the score sheet as he missed a crucial shot to hand the shootout to Father Agnel 10-9 in favour of the Mumbai boys. Mayur Adhikari, who made a crucial strike in the shootout for Mumbai and showed excellent skills throughout the game, was named the player of the match.
NirmalaCollege (Kochi) vs Thakur College of Science and Commerce (Mumbai)
Kochi’sNirmala College has gained a passage into the finals of the College Boyscategory with a 2-1 win against Thakur College of Mumbai in the competitivesemi-final match at Cooperage Ground, Colaba.
Withscores being 1-1 at half time, the goal in 75th minute byAbhiram Shaji gave Nirmala College the lead. Thakur College tried to stageanother comeback in the 87th minute but was denied theirequalizer by the bar. Nirmala College celebrate their qualification into theCollege Boys Final of the National Championships
RosaryCollege of Commerce & Arts (Goa) vs Charuchandra College (Kolkata)
Kolkata’sCharuchandra College beats Goa’s Rosary College in a close encounter whichended with a 3-1 score line to qualify for the finals. Charuchandra Collegeheaded into the break with a 1-0 lead. Md. Farid doubled the lead forCharuchandra in the 70th minute. A good Comeback for RoasaryCollege with Snedden Medeira pulling one goal back with a stunner of a leftfoot. Charuchandra sealed the deal with their 3rd goal in the 90th minute.Despite ending on the losing side, Goa’s Sneddon Medeira, who has beenexcellent for his team throughout the tournament, was awarded the player of thematch.
BriefResults: Day 6
Govt.HSS, Panampally Nagar (KOCHI) 1 (Josy Joseph 88’) beats Govt.Higher Secondary School, (GOA) 0
Fr.Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College (MUMBAI) 1 (Kasib Sayed 64’) beats MamtaModern Sr. Sec. School (DELHI) 1 (Avinash Yadav 8’) (PenaltyShootout: 10-9)
NirmalaCollege (KOCHI) 2 (Jithin M 21’, Abhiram Shaji 75’) beats ThakurCollege of Science and Commerce (MUMBAI) 1 (Umesh Perambara 43’)
CharuchandraCollege (KOLKATA) 2 (Sandip Patra 45’, Md Farid 70’) beats RosaryCollege of Commerce & Arts (GOA) 1 (Snedden Medeira 73’)
Allmatches are Live streamed on RFYS website www.rfyouthsports.com