Pune: Ghorpadi Young Ones and St Vincent’s HS emerged winners in the open and inter-school sections of the inaugural Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) Bicentennial Football Tournament, at Ghorpadi Bazar football ground, here on Saturday.
In the finals, St Vincent’s H.S settled with a 2-0 verdict over Anglo Urdu H.S to annex the Under-17 Inter School title, while Ghorpadi Young Ones staged a 4-3 comeback victory over City Club after fighting out a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
St Vincent’s led by a brace from the top scorer of the tournament Zephaniah M (18th & 27th) dashed the run of Anglo Urdu HS.
Later, Ghorpadi Young Ones found themselves in arrears when City Club went ahead via a strike from Riyyan Saw (19th). It took Ghorpadi Young Ones eight minutes thereafter to level terms when Richard Francis scored in the 27th minute.
With neither team managing to score further the match ended 1-1. In the tie-breaker, Vishal Angirwal, Richard Francis and Prabhu Bhandari found the net for Ghorpadi Young Ones, while City Club had just Russel Pillay and Vicky Pardeshi gain success from the spot. For Ghorpadi, Ruturaj Patil missed his attempt while Sanket Sankpal, Riyyan Saw and Azam Qureshi missed for City Club.
Inter School: St. Vincent’s High School: 2 (Zephaniah M. 18th, 27th) b Anglo Urdu High School: 0
Open: Ghorpadi Young Ones: 1 (3) (Richard Francis 27th; Vishal Angirwal, Richard Francis, Prabhu Bhandari) b City Club: 3 (Riyyan Saw 19th; Russel Pillay, Vicky Pardeshi)
Inter School: Highest Scorer: Zephaniah M (St Vincent’s, 6 goals); Best Goalkeeper: Dhruv Lakhani; Player of Tournament: Rehan Shaikh (Anglo Urdu HS).
Open: Highest Scorer: Prabhu Bhandari (Ghorpadi Young Ones, 6 goals); Best Goalkeeper: Rahul Bhandari (Ghorpadi Young Ones); Player of the Tournament: Riyyan Saw (City Club).