Century Rayon’s 4-0 win over St Paul’s to edge closer to the play-offs
Century Rayon defeated St Paul’s SC 4-0 in the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), First Division match held on Wednesday evening at St Xavier’s ground, Parel.
Group C has been the group of heavyweights in the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), First Division league. With Carmelites FC who registered a 2-0 win over St Paul’s on Sunday marched into the play-offs with 19 points, Century Rayon and Sea View would have to battle each other for the second place from the group. With both teams of 15 points and having 2 games each left anything could happen. The second being Century Rayon vs Sea View in the decider.
St Paul’s SC meanwhile bowed out with a total of 13 points. A tally that would have taken them through in any other group. Don Lawson’s frustration with the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), committee rightly justified after they failed to make balanced groups . Meanwhile St Paul’s SC had nothing to lose against Century Rayon as they look take some pride and bow out on a high leaving behind their 2-0 loss to Carmelites FC
And they started on the front foot with some lovely intricate passing but failed to convert the few chances that could have given them the lead. It was Century Rayon who managed to go ahead when number 11 Guljar MD fired home a goal from long range completely to St Paul’s surprise. It was Century Rayon who had one foot in the play-offs going into the break leading 1-0
No one saw the 4-0 scoreline coming. And if you have witnessed St Paul’s matches they have not leaked so many goals. But that changed today. Number 10 Manahar Sakia scored the second to give Century a two goal cushion in the 67th minute. Number 17 Thalichan Vasum neeted the 3rd in the 71st minute whereas number 4 Tejas Raut scored the 4th goal of the game in the very next minute i.e 72nd minute. A staggering 3 goals in a space of 6 minutes.
With this win Century Rayon have 18 points with a game to play. An all important game against Sea View who find themselves on 15 points with 2 games to play. The final few games promise to be edge of the seat affairs with the Sea View vs Century Rayon being the highlighted one.