Clinical Kenkre FC prove too strong for KSA

Kenkre eased to fairly comfortable 3-0 win over Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) in the Elite Division of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) at Cooperage in the first ever MDFA game played under floodlights after the start of the was delayed due to an IFS training session at the ground before kick off on Thursday, 28th May 2015.

Kenkre were back on the football pitch merely twenty six hours after a tight 1-1 affair with the Indian Navy, but Joshua Lewis’s men who were playing in their changed strip of yellow, showed no signs of fatigue as the went into the lead within two minutes when Manash Sarkar headed them into the lead from a corner.

It was a poor piece of defending from KSA who allowed the Kenkre scorer a free header from six yards out.

But despite the early setback, KSA did well to keep their morale high and should have equalised in the 7th minute when Tarique Ansari’s cushioned header was headed over by a fellow team mate from six yards out.

The game had a good flow to it with both teams going all out to score the next goal in the game. KSA missed a great opportunity in the 33rd minute when Arihi Uchela did brilliantly after being played in to set Tarique Ansari who blazed his shot wide.

Kenkre punished KSA for failing to take their chances in the 44th minute when Ivorian striker Yao Bernard latched onto a long ball to quickly swivel and fire a shot past Kishen Sulegai to double Kenkre’s lead.

The second blow was a killer blow for KSA as they went into the break finding themselves 2-0 down, in a game where they could have easily led.

KSA were sharp at the start of the second half and a crisp passing move saw Valentine Pereira free in space in front of the goal only to see his lobbed effort go over the crossbar.

Kenkre once again punished KSA for failing to be clinical in their final third when Manash Sarkar added a third for Kenkre in the 58th minute with a sweet left foot strike to put the result beyond any doubts.

KSA continued to show belief but failed to seize the moments which came their way and were unlucky not to register themselves on the scoresheet when Roger Sam’s effort came off the crossbar in the 88th minute.

The win stretched Kenkre’s unbeaten run to five games in the Elite Division as they look set to achieve their goal of a top six finish in the league.

Somaiya FC announces trials for the upcoming 2024-25 Season

Somaiya FC, having secured a commendable 5th position in the MFA Super Division last season, has announced open trials as they gear up for upcoming season. The team, known for…

Share

VR Academy to conduct trials for 2024-25 Season

Mumbai based VR Academy has announced trials for the upcoming 2024-25 season. The club is looking for talented young players to join our esteemed academy and participate in various competitive…

Share

MH ORANJE FC U-17 Trials for the Upcoming Season

With a proud legacy of nurturing talent and achieving excellence, Maharashtra Oranje FC has recently made waves with appearances in I-League 2, securing a remarkable runner-up position in the fiercely…

Share

Football School of India announce trials for Young Talents

Football School of India (FSI) has announced trials for young football enthusiasts in the upcoming week of June. A golden opportunity for aspiring players to showcase their talents and potentially…

Share

MFA Super League club Charkop FC to conduct open trials for upcoming Season

Calling all aspiring football stars! Charkop FC, a MFA super division club based in Charkop, Kandivali, is set to conduct Open Trials for the upcoming season. About Charkop FC: In…

Share

Mumbai 42 Football Academy to conduct trials for Youth players

Newly established Mumbai 42 Football Academy will be conducting trials for young footballers in the upcoming week.

Share

SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…

Share

Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.

Share

Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…

Share