First half strike help Rising Stars FC rise above Veera United

Rising Star FC (RSFC) overcame Veera United 1-0 thanks to a first half strike from Mikhil Tandel in a 3rd Division game of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) held at the St. Xavier’s Ground in Parel on 17th March 2015.

It was lively game of football but did not have too many goals to show for it as a solitary goal proved to be enough to decide the outcome.

The game was being played at a good tempo from the outset as both teams hardly took any time to make their first march to the opponent’s penalty area. Both teams had to clear off their lines to keep their opponents at bay in the opening ten minutes.

RSFC’s Ankit Pandey came the closest to opening the scoring in the 15th minute, when he brilliantly tried to chip the Veera United goalkeeper, Sagar Potdar who was equal to the task as he tipped it away from goal with an acrobatic dive.

But Sagar Potdar should have done better two minutes later when he allowed Mikhil Tendel’s shot from inside the box in at his near post. But much to Mikhil Tandel’s credit it was a neatly taken goal which finished off a good move from RSFC as they went 1-0 up.

RSFC went into the break with that one goal lead intact. It was fairly even half of football, but Mikhil’s goal was the difference between the two sides.

The second half had a similar flow to it as the first half. Ankit Pandey very nearly doubled RSFC’s lead in the 30th minute with a fine free kick which went inches over the crossbar.

As the second half progressed RSFC slowly started to tighten their grip on the game as they controlled majority of the possession, meaning Veera United had to play on the break.

Mikhil Tandel should have got his and his side’s second goal in the 40th minute, when he took too long to unleash his shot, allowing the Vera United defender to recover lost ground and prevent him from taking a shot at his goal.
But RSFC had a late scare as Veera United were centimeters from snatching a point as their striker’s effort after a crisp move allowed to fire goalwards went agonizingly close to the upright.

RSFC held on for an important win in a very closely fought encounter. Veera United gave it their all and could be proud of their efforts. On another day, the game could have gone their way, but yesterday was not supposed to be theirs.

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