Riding on Craig Salve's hat-trick, Bombay Scottish (Mahim) registered a come-from-behind 5-2 win over St Mary's ICSE (Mazagaon) to enter the quarter-finals of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association boys' U-12 Division I inter-school football tournament at Azad Maidan yesterday. The Mahim outfit's 11-year-old Tamish Kathuria scored a brace in the win.
Bombay Scottish's Craig Salve during the MSSA U-12 Div I tie vs St Mary's ICSE at Azad Maidan yesterday. Pic/Shadab Khan
St Mary's Diyansh Ranawat opened the scoring in the seventh minute when he dribbled past two defenders to slot the ball in the goal. Two minutes later, Tamish equalised for Scottish. Craig scored off a Dhanraj Gala pass in the 15th minute to help Bombay Scottish take a 2-1 lead at half-time.
After the break, St Mary's Karl Makuna scored in the 28th minute with a long-range shot to make it 2-2. However, the Scottish boys showed no sign of giving up the fight as they came back to score three goals in the last 15 minutes of the game. Craig make it 3-1 in the 35th minute. In the 37th minute, Scottish's Tamish went ahead of Mary's goalkeeper Arjun Akshikar to tap it in. In the 40th minute, Craig scored the fifth goal for Scottish off Ryan Davar's pass.