Kamran Siddique of Hansraj Morarji School (Andheri) stole the show by first scoring and then effecting three saves in the tie-breaker as his school beat Utpal Sanghvi 3-2 in the U-16 MSSA Div II quarter-finals at Azad Maidan yesterday.
Kamran opened the scoring in the seventh minute after dodging past Utpal Sanghvi defender Monik Gindra and unleashing a right-footer to beat goalkeeper Hrishikesh Keswani inside his left post.
After the break, Azhar Kalaniya headed in the equaliser for Utpal Sanghvi, to take the tie into the shootout.
Utpal Sanghvi's Nishant Parekh tries to get past Hansraj Morarji's Abhishek Valiyakath (right) during their U-16 MSSA Div II quarter-final at Azad Maidan yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK
At the behest of coach KC Rajguru, Kamran then took over the goalkeeping duty from regular 'keeper Dev Patel.
The move paid off, as he pulled off three brilliant saves. Kamran, Raihan Khan and Zaid Shaikh scored for the Andheri side, while only Nishant Parekh and Rounak Sawant were on target for the Juhu school.