Infant Jesus boys start with wins
Defeats SSPMS Day School in Under-12 and Under-16 categories, Under-14 match ends in a draw
Pune: Infant Jesus High School boys started on a good note as they dominated in the Under-12 and Under-16 age categories of the sixth edition of Loyola Football Cup which commenced at the Loyola School football ground here on Friday.
The tournament has been organised by Ex-Loyola Alumni Network (ELAN).
The first match witnessed Infant Jesus High School, Wakad take on SSPMS Day School in the Under-12 category. The Infant Jesus lads dominated right from the start of the game as Vedant Ganade scored the first goal in the seventh minute of the game.
The second goal for Infant Jesus High School was scored by Chinmay Kulkarni in the 17th minute as the Wakad outfit got a grip on the match. Later Chinmay Kulkarni struck in the 20th minute to score his second goal as Infant Jesus High School led 3-0 at half time.
In the second half, Infant Jesus players continued their domination as they enjoyed maximum ball possession. Bhushan Kulkarni scored the fourth goal for Infant Jesus boys in the 40th minute to make it 4-0 in favour of the Wakad school.
In the second match of the day which was of the Under-14 category, Infant Jesus High School drew with SSPMS Day School with the score reading 1-1. SSPMS Day took an early lead when Sameer Zakde scored in the 6th minute. Leading by a goal, the SSPMS players upped their attack as they tried to double their lead. Some players even came close to scoring but good defence by Infant Jesus players denied SSPMS another goal.
Meanwhile Infant Jesus High School pulled one back in the 11th minute when Sarang Gawade scored.
In the Under-16 encounter, Infant Jesus High School defeated SSPMS Day School 3-0 to advance further.
Atharva Chavan from Infant Jesus scored the first goal in the 20th minute which was the only goal in the first half.
In the second half, Atharva Chavan struck again in the 38th minute to complete his brace. Later Varad S scored the third goal in the 54th minute as the final scoreline read 3-0 in favour of Infant Jesus High School.
Under-12: Infant Jesus High School 4 (Vedant Ganade 7th, Chinmay Kulkarni 17th, 20th, Bhushan Kulkarni 40th) bt SSPMS Day 0.
Under-14: Infant Jesus High School 1 (Sarang Gawade 11th) drew with SSPMS Day 1 (Sameer Zakde 6th).
Under-16: Infant Jesus High School 3 (Atharva Chavan 20th, 38th, Varad S 54th) bt SSPMS Day 0.