Fifty goals in seven matches! If this doesn't sound incredible to you, it's outstanding for sure.
St Joseph's Neel P (in orange) controls the ball against DPYA's Shubham Chippa during a MSSA U-16 match at Azad Maidan yesterday. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Yesterday, Dadar Parsee Youth Assembly (DPYA) reached a half century of goals in this year's Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) boys' U-16 Division IV inter-school football tournament after beating St Joseph's High School (Juhu) 0-4 at Azad Maidan. And striker Meet Jain has scored almost 50 per cent of those goals.
He could well add to his 24 goals in Friday's final against St Thomas Academy (Goregoan). Yesterday's victory earned DPYA a promotion to Div III. Apart from his 24 goals, Meet has 13 assists this season. Speed and ball control being his strengths, Meet also helps out in the midfield.
DPYA coach Swapnil Kumtakar Meet's ability. "We have reached the final due to Meet's efforts. He's a skillful player , great dribbler and has scored in all our matches. We are proud to have him in our team," said Kumtakar of his ward, who is part of the India side that will participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted here in August 2017.
Yesterday, DPYA took the lead in the first minute through Ojas Jadhav. After the break, Shubham Chippa doubled the lead for the Dadar outfit in the 26th minute via an assist from Meet. Nitish Shetty scored in the 30th minute after St Joseph's goalkeeper Samuel Noronha fumbled.
Meet completed the rout in the 50th minute from a direct free kick into the top left corner of goal. "I'm glad to score so many goals," said Meet.
> Podar Intl 11-0
> Yashodam HS 9-0
> Saifee HS 18-0
> Rustomjee Intnl 2-0
> Victoria HS 4-0
> Pawar Public 2-0
> St Joseph’s 4-0