Shivajians SC and Diego Juniors register victories in Round 1 

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Shivajians SC and Diego Juniors logged contrasting results in their opening round matches in the Allan Castellino Memorial VOBA Cup Invitational football tournament being played here at St Vincent’s High School football ground.

Pune: Shivajians SC and Diego Juniors logged contrasting results in their opening round matches in the Allan Castellino Memorial VOBA Cup Invitational football tournament being played here at St Vincent’s High School football ground.

Diego Juniors capitalised on the hat-trick by in form Shubham Mahapadi who scored in the 8th, 44th and 46th minutes to flush out the challenge of opponents Range Hills Milan as the score read 3-1. 

Sagar Bhradwaj pulled one back in the 58th minute of play.

In the opening game, Shivajians SC put aside PIFA 4-3 via the tie-breaker after sharing a goal each at regulation time.

 PIFA were the first to take the lead when Yogesh Bagal scored in the 27th minute. Shivajians SC struck back when HT scored in the 48th minute.

PIFA all through were a dominant force with Akshay Yadav, Adesh Pande, and Suraj Ghavane coming close but falling short on scoring. In the tie-breaker, Ayush Shetty, Koku Linggt, Sagar Garav netted for Shivajians SC, while Jaywardhan Chavan and Tapan Mehta netted for PIFA.

In a second and third division encounter, Shivajians SC ‘B’ defeated Friends XI 4-0.

Results:
Super & I-Division, Round-1: Shivajians SC: 1, 3 (H.T. 48th, Ayush Shetty, Koku Linggt, Sagar Garav) bt PIFA: 1, 2 (Yogesh Bagal 27th; Jaywardhan Chavan, Tapan Mehta); Diego Juniors: 3 (Shubham Mahapadi 8th, 44th, 46th) bt Range Hills Milan: 1 (Sagar Bhradwaj 58th).
II & III Division: Shivajians SC B: 4 (Aditya Vichare 15th, 35th, Mangbiaklal 19th, Sanket Gandhi 40th) bt Friends XI: 0; Puneri Warriors: 2 (Maharana Ranade 34th, Vivek Ghenand 39th) bt Mathew FA: 0; Diego Juniors FC A: 3 (Ritesh Yadav 27th, Sandesh More 31st, Anmol Agarwal 37th) bt Wanawadi Sports Club: 0; Central Railway w/o Swaraj FC.

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