Saturday 26 May 2007

Fatima overpowers Commandos 2-0

Published May 19

B D Narayankar

bapun@sakalherald.com

KHADKI: Fatima overpowered Commandos 2-0 in a scintillating match played in the PDFA Senior Division Super League Football matches played at Range Hills Ground on Friday.

After the barren first half, Shanu Jacob, struck twice for Fatima in the second. He put his team in the driver’s seat in 40th minute, kicking the ball in the goal after receiving an extraordinary cross from his compatriot. He struck again in the 45th with brute force, thundering past the spell-bound Commandos goalkeeper.

The losing side, who had fairly good outings in earlier stages of the tournament, was off-colour today, not converting chances coming their way. More than anything else, it was an Herculean task for them to breeze into their opponent’s defence.

Fatima, right from the start played an attacking game, pushing themselves into the opponent’s scoring zone. They had total control over the ball and their ball possession was absolutely superb.

Meanwhile, K P XI and Range Hills Young Boys match ended in 1-1 draw. Manish Malvadkar put Young Boys into lead in the last minute of the first half. In the third minute of the second half, Amit Chavan (23rd minute) retaliated well and scored an equalizer for K P XI.

RESULTS: Fatima 2 (Shanu Jacob 2) bt Commandos 0; Range Hills Young Boys 1 (Manish Malvadkar) drew with K P XI 1 (Amit Chavan).

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