Children's Academy come up trumps against Don Bosco

Bryce Miranda opened the scoring for the Matunga school in the second minute after which Hemant Phadikar equalised via a penalty corner. Jay Agarwal then added a second for the Malad school only to see his effort cancelled out by Don Bosco’s Ayush Shetty.

Children’s Academy’s Hemant Phadikar (left) hits a shot at the Don Bosco goal during the U-14 MSSA final at the St Stanislaus Ground on Saturday. PIC/Atul Kamble

Hemant however, got the winner in the second half to hand Children’s Academy their third title of the season. They have previously won the MSSA U-14 league besides the U-14 District Sports Office title. “Almost all the boys come from very humble backgrounds.

They practice on a small patch of tarmac. To beat Don Bosco was always going to be tough,” said Children’s Academy coach Marzban Patel.  Meanwhile, in the girls’ U-14 title match, Carmel of St Joseph (Malad) beat Durello Convent (Bandra) 1-0. Lynette Lobo scored the winner.

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