Matunga school win shootout 7-5 to enter Jr Aga Khan final
Defending champions Don Bosco (Matunga) beat Our Lady of Dolours (Marine Lines) 7-5 via tie-breaker to enter the final of the MSSA Junior Aga Khan boys' U-16 knockout tournament at the SAI, Kandivli hockey ground yesterday.
Clivert Miller (left) of Don Bosco takes a shot vs Our Lady of Dolours in the Jr Aga Khan semi-final in Kandivli. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
Don Bosco took the lead through a Clivert Miller field goal (21st min). Five minutes later, Dolours equalised through Abhay Tiwari. Dolours doubled their lead (35th min) when Bhim Batala slammed home, beating Don Bosco goalkeeper Ethan D'Cruz. The lead only lasted a minute as Mihir Patil made it 2-2 off a penalty corner.
In the tie-breaker, Sahil Singh, Mihir, Clivert, Paul Fernandes and Peter Nadar scored for Don Bosco, while only Bhim, Tikaram and Abhay scored for Dolours.
The Matunga school take on their last year's final opponents, Children's Academy, who beat St Stanislaus in the other semi-final 1-0 yesterday. Rahul Patel scored the crucial goal for Children's Academy.