Navy lift MDFA Independence Cup

Aug 16, 2013, 01:59 IST | A Correspondent

Indian Navy emerged champions of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA)- organised Independence Cup football tournament.

The sailors struck in the second half to eke out a narrow 1-0 victory against GM East Indians in the finals played at the St Xavier’s ground, Parel yesterday.

Striker Prakash Dilla netted the all-important goal in the 12th minute of the second half. In the third place match, Union Bank of India managed to prevail over PIFA Colaba 3-1 via the penalty shootout . The scores were tied 0-0 after full-time.

East Indians up
In the semi-finals, East Indians got the better of PIFA 5-4 via the tie-breaker after the teams were locked goalless at the end of regulation time. In the second semis, Navy prevailed over Union Bank 3-1 also from a penalty shootout duel.

In the quarter-finals, Navy scored a 3-1 over Central Railway, while East Indians got the better of Mumbai Customs by a narrow 2-1 margin in a closely fought match. Union Bank recorded an identical 2-1 win over Air India and PIFA snatched a 5-4 tie-breaker win over Kenkre FC.  

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