Hansraj Morarji's (Andheri) Abhishek Valiyakath led from the front, scoring all the four goals in their 4-0 win over St Anthony's High School (Vakola) in the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) boys' U-16 Division II inter-school football match at Azad Maidan yesterday.
St Anthony's Ayush Singh (left) vies for the ball against Hansraj Morarji's Abhishek Valiyakath during the MSSA U-16 Div II match at Azad Maidan yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble
Abhishek was spot on when he tapped the ball into the goal post from a close range to open the scoring for his school in the 13th minute.
The half-time break helped Abhishek who went on to score in the 34th, 39th and 42nd minutes as the Andheri school literally dominated the show in the second half.
After getting promoted to Division II this season, Abhishek hopes to help his side earn promotion this year as well. "Since this is my last year in school, it's my dream to see my school play in Division I," he said.
Hansraj Morarji coach KC Rajguru hailed Abhishek's performance. "He is a skillful player and his dribbling skills were at their best today. He had scored two goals against Don Bosco 'B' (Matunga) in our opening match as well," said Rajguru.
At Azad Maidan: B-U-16-III: Gokuldham (Goregaon) 0 drew with RN Podar School (Santacruz) 0; Our Lady of Health(Sahar) 1 (Niraj Rodrigues) bt St Xavier's Boys 'A' (Churchgate) 0. At St Xavier's Ground, Parel: B-U-16-III: Maneckji Cooper (Juhu) 3 (Zaid Chhabdia 2, Ali Ahmed) bt Balmohan Marathi (Dadar) 1 (Pranit Tepugade); Gyan Kendre (Andheri) 2 (Hamzaa Sayed, Chetan Kanojia) bt St Theresa (Bandra) 1 (Shakir Shaikh), Aditya Birla (Tardeo) 1 (Taran Punjabi) drew with Learners Academy (Bandra) 1 (Mohammed Momin).