Shetty's brace helped Don Bosco 'B' (Matunga) beat St Dominic Savio (Andheri) 2-0 to enter the boys' U-12 quarter-finals of the Goan Sports Association's (GSA) inter-school football tournament at GSA ground, Cross Maidan yesterday.
Bosco's Ashish Shetty (centre) and Savio's Gerson Creado (left) vie for
the ball. PIC/Suresh KK
Bosco midfielder Shetty opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a brilliant strike off Gaston D'Silva's corner.
Bosco kept creating chances in the second half, but were constantly denied by some brave Savio defending. But Savio had no answer for Shetty's screamer from midfield late in the second half.
In the absence of striker Ayush Shetty, Ashish is glad he left a mark in the goalscoring department. "Ayush's absence indeed turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It gave me a chance to play higher up the field and score," said the Dadar resident.
Don Bosco coach Naresh Solanki said: "We won the MSSA U-12 title and hope that we can repeat the same here."