Go Green Cup 2015: Day One Round-Up (U-8, U-10, U-12)

Go green Day 1
Go green Day 1

Go green Day 1

The 5th edition of Go Green Cup kicked it off in style today at the Don Bosco ground in Matunga. There were twenty four games played on the day across five categories out of which ten games involved little kids under the age of twelve.

U-8 Category – Don Bosco duo blank opponents

The youngest footballers in town were in action in the first round of group matches today. The day turned out to be well for the hosts Don Bosco A & B who managed to secure narrow wins.

Don Bosco A beat a spirited Balmohan side 1-0, thanks to a second half goal from Yohan Panjuanj who could hardly hide his delight after scoring for Don Bosco.

Don Bosco B followed up with yet another 1-0 win over Scottish Champs as Meet Munyal’s goal was enough to see Don Bosco B victorious. The game’s highlight was the great support from groups of parents who cheered the teams on with some unique chants.

U-10 Category – KCL winners Dynamites start with a win

This category produced a lot of quality football today. Some fascinating goals were scored which included the Kenkre Champions League winners Dynamaites who recorded a 3-0 win over Don Bosco Boys.

Don Bosco Boys kept the KCL Champions at bay for nearly the whole of the first half before an own goal broke their resistance in the 12th minute. Dynamites added yet another goal in first half stoppage time as Rushaad Engineer found the net with a neat finish to put Dynamites in control.

Dynamites rounded off a brilliant performance in the second half as star forward Craig Salve fired in a third in the 21st minute.

KCL runners-up, Jaguars also started the Go Green Cup with a win as they came from behind to beat Avengers thanks to a brace from Joshua Mendes who was adjudged the ‘Best Player’ in the U-10 category in the KCL.

Don Bosco had an intense game against Fun Foot Academy Blue which was level pegging at half time with Saad Mohammed cancelling out Sumil Kotian’s opener for Don Bosco.

But Don Bosco proved too strong for the FFA Blues in the second half as goal from Scott Rodricks in the 15th minute was followed up by another goal from Harsh Palande a minute later. Zash Ferro put icing on the cake with a fourth goal in the 22nd minute.

But Fun Foot Academy Red made amends thrashing Super Stallions 5-0 with a brace from Jaffer Mansoori and goals from Arjun Jalan, Zal Colabawala and Shayne D’Costa.

U-12 – Don Bosco Reds and Gladiators register big wins

Don Bosco Reds handed Marians United a 9-0 thrashing in the opening fixture of the U-12 championship. Four players scored a brace for the Reds who proved to be too strong for Marians United.

Marians United coach was not happy with their performance and felt a defeat by such a big margin against Don Bosco was unacceptable. Shyam Redekar, Samar Khalatkar, Nathan Murzello and Vansh Kale were the four players who scored a brace each, while Floyd D’Souza added another goal.

Coach Oscar Alva’s Gladiators side was another team who scored a big win, who fired eight goals for Otters. Shane Arahana was the star of the show with a breath taking hat-trick. Moksh Surve bagged a brace as Jaden Irani, Vincent Charles and Khatib Mohammed chipped in with a goal each to complete the rout.

Blues thrashed The Dynamaites 5-0 in another game in the U-12 category as Harsh Palande scored four and another Harsh, Harsh Naik added another goal.

In the final game of the day in this category Bandra Stars and Milat FC played out an entertaining 2-2 draw. Gilchrist Carral and Joel Barnes scored for the Bandra Stars while Daniel Syed and Tabish Khan came up with the goals for Milat FC.

The game was one of the most thrilling ones of the evening and put a fitting end to an absolute fantastic day of football.

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…


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.


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…


BFC Soccer Schools – Mumbai to conduct trials for U14 & U16 Girls

The BFC Soccer Schools Elite team girls’ trials are coming up in search of talented players from the U14 to U16 (Born 2009 and after) age groups into the club’s…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…