Mumbai FC score over Sporting Goa to win 1-0

Mumbai FC

Mumbai, 30th December: Mumbai scored an important victory to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Federation Cup semifinals alive. A solitary goal from the number 9 – Sampath Kutty Mani – against Sporting Clube de Goa was enough to seal the win for the Mumbai side.

Mumbai started the game all guns blazing as some good play between Jayesh Rane and Rafi created their first chance. Jayesh was put through by Rafi on the right flank whose cross found Taisuke but the header was just wide.

Both teams were approaching the game cautiously but in a few minutes the Mumbai Captain – Climax Lawrence – found some space to shoot from long range but the ball went just over the crossbar.

The biggest threat from the Sporting Goa side was Mauvin Borges who constantly bothered the defence of Mumbai FC. A few shots from Borges were well saved by Mumbai Goalkeeper – Kunal Sawant – during the game.

The pick of the battles was between Mumbai’s Brazilian forward – Josimar and Sporting’s defender Kofi Dankwae.

The goal came in injury time as Climax Lawrence’s corner was blocked by the Sporting keeper only as far as Sampath Kutty Mani who simply had to head in the rebound to make it one-nil for Mumbai.

The second half saw both teams rallying to get a goal as Mumbai looked to increase their lead while Sporting Goa searched for an equaliser. The game ended with a couple of chances falling to Mumbai but they were well dealt with the Sporting defence.

At Full Time: Mumbai FC (Kutty Mani 45+2’) 1-0 Sporting Clube de Goa

Starting Line-ups
Mumbai FC: Sawant (GK), Chika Wali, Justin Stephen, Ashutosh Mehta, Climax Lawrence (C), Kuttymani, Josimar, Taisuke Matsugae, Mohammed Rafi (64’ Dane Pereira), Rahul Bheke, Jayesh Rane

Sporting Goa: Ravi (GK), Kalu, Wolfe, Jovel, Mauvin, Passi, Cajetan, Rowllin, Clemente, Joyner, Dankwae

Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…

Share

The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…

Share

BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…

Share

Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…

Share

Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…

Share

Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…

Share

MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…

Share

Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…

Share