MSSA: Goalie Shayaan Parekh shines as Cathedral win 1-0

Updated: Oct 17, 2019, 07:38 IST | Gordon D'costa | Mumbai

Shayaan's teammate Ramit Shorewala netted the winner in the 15th minute

Cathedral & John Connon's goalkeeper Shayaan Parekh yesterday. Pics/Suresh Karkera
Cathedral & John Connon's goalkeeper Shayaan Parekh yesterday. Pics/Suresh Karkera

Goalkeeper Shayaan Parekh, 10, hogged the limelight with another impressive performance to help Cathedral & John Connon (Fort) beat Bombay Scottish (Mahim) 1-0 in the MSSA Cup boys U-12 quarter-final match of the inter-school football tournament at Azad Maidan yesterday.

Shayaan's teammate Ramit Shorewala netted the winner in the 15th minute. Thereafter, Scottish made efforts to cancel out Cathedral's advantage, but found Shayaan a hard nut to crack. "I used to play as a forward for JBCN International (Parel). But, after I joined Cathedral & John Connon last year, I opted to play in goal as I believe the goalkeeper's role is most important," Shayaan told mid-day.

Later, St Mary's ICSE (Mazagon) beat Don Bosco (Matunga) 2-1 in another quarter-final. Aman Khan and Shawn Todiwalla were on target with a goal each to secure St Mary's victory, while Don Bosco got their lone goal through Rudra Yerunkar.

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's son AbRam (centre) yesterday

Earlier, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan watched his son AbRam play in Dhirubhai Ambani's (BKC) 4-0 win over Rustomjee Cambridge (Dahisar) in a boys U-8 tie. Shiveer Mahtani, Nikhil Agrawal, Aarit Gopalkrishnan and Viivaan Sriniwsan scored a goal each.

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