Lance Fernandes scored the all-important goal for Don Bosco (Matunga) to beat St Stanislaus (Bandra) 1-0 in a Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) boys' U-14 Div I inter-school football match at Azad Maidan yesterday.
A Don Bosco player (left) vies for the ball against St Stanislaus' players during their U-14 football tie yesterday. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi
Don Bosco dominated the first half and led in the 20th minute, thanks to a header from Lance. St Stanislaus tried hard to score the equaliser, but Bosco's strong defense was tough to break.
St Stanislaus have struggled to get their first win of the season since finishing runners-up last year. St Stanislaus coach Jaywant Pathak said: "It's getting difficult for us to qualify. We need to work harder. We have been playing well, but we are not capitalising on our chances."