Rishi Pillai’s brace saw Hutchinson Global Services defend their MiD DAY Corporate Soccer Championship title at the Western Railway Sports Ground, Lower Parel on Sunday. The telecom giants beat Serco Global Services ‘B’ 2-0 in a fiercely contested final. The third edition of the two-day tournament played over the weekend saw 17 corporate teams vying for theRs 100,000-cash prize.
Pillai’s opening goal came in the first half off a pass from Maxie D’Silva from the right flank. Pillai then doubled the lead in the second session with a right-footed volley to seal the fate of the encounter.
Though British Airways World Cargo lost their semi-final clash to Serco Global Services ‘B’ 0-2, they had something to cheer about nevertheless. British Airways’ striker Cleophas Fernandes, who scored 12 goals in the tournament, won the Golden Boot award — a prize cheque of Rs 20,000.
MiD DAY Infomedia Ltd’s Managing Director & CEO Manajit Ghoshal gave away the prizes.
The winners Hutchinson Global Services walked away with a cheque of Rs 100,000, while runners-up Serco Global Services ‘B’ were richer by
Day Two results...
Quarter-finals: British Airways World Cargo 3 (Cleophas Fernandes 2, Robin Rego) bt Standard Chartered Bank 0, Hutchison Global Services 0 drew with Online Tourism & Freight 0, Hutchinson Global Services 4 (Maxie D'Silva, Rishi Pillai, Joshuasesil Vessoakar, Macosker Baretto) bt Online Tourism & Freight 3 (Jonathan Fernandes, Alok Thakkar, Shairesh Bawkar) via tie-breaker, NCO India ‘A’ 0 drew with Serco Global Services ‘B’ 0; Serco Global Services ‘B’ 3 (Movin Varghese, Steven Gomes, Danniel D'Souza) bt NCO India ‘A’ 2 (Xavier Rodrigues, Ryan Vallatras) via tie-breaker; Tata Consultancy Services 3 (Sharad Chhatri, Gilroy Aranha) bt Serco Global Services ‘A’ 0.
Semi-finals: Serco Global Services ‘B’ 2 (Ralph D'Souza, Adrian Pereira) bt British Airways World Cargo 0; Hutchinson Global Services 1 (Sheldon Benny) bt Tata Consultancy Services 0.
Final: Hutchinson Global Services 2 (Rishi Pillai 2) bt Serco Global Services ‘B’ 0.