Jai Bharat S.C. clinches a narrow 1-0 win over Udaya S.C.

On 5th December, 2015, Jai Bharat Sports Club played Udaya Sports Club at Karnatak Sports Association ground, Mumbai in 20th Late Ramanath Payyade Memorial Football League Tournament at the Karnataka Sports Association ground, Churchgate. Jai Bharat S.C. crunched a narrow win against Udaya S.C. with a solitary goal scored by no.8 Roger Sam in the 11th minute of play.

Into the first 10 minutes of the match and both sides looked short of creativity in the final third and the match rarely had enough moments to create any opportunity which would lead to a genuine goalscoring chance. But the deadlock was broken not by a good angled pass or a cross, but from an initial good control and a cross cum shot from no.8 Roger Sam found its way into the top left corner beating the keeper at near post.

It seemed as if Udaya were still trying to settle in the game with nearly 2 quarters of the half played; most attempted efforts were either off target or blocked by the Jai Bharat S.C. defenders. Meanwhile, Jai Bharat S.C. created chances of their own on the counter, but largely failed with lack of quality on the delivery. As the half progressed into its final stages, Udaya became frustrated with no real gaps to exploit, they tried half hearted attempts on goal from range which rarely troubled the Jai Bharat S.C. goalkeeper.

In the second half of action, Udaya started the half brightly, but fail to capitalize on the early momentum. Whatever they tried they couldn’t penetrate through the Jai Bharat defence. In the 36th minute, Royston D’Souza of Udaya Sports Club failed to convert a one on one chance, he later hit the right upright a couple of minutes later with a delightful shot which beat the goalkeeper, but the goalpost came to Jai Bharat’s rescue.

As the game reached its midway phase in the first half, it was all one-way traffic into the Jai Bharat S.C. with their strikers largely isolated upfront, fighting a different battle altogether against Udaya’s center-backs. Jai Bharat S.C. dragged an opportunity to double their lead when no.9 Hitesh Bangera dragged his volleyed effort past the right-hand post. The game was deprived of action until the second half stoppage-time.

In the first minute of second half added-time, no.20 Clive Coutinho of Udaya hit the inside of the crossbar with his attempted header. Moments later, no.7 Filip Manoharan was presented with a glorious one on one but on the day he decided to shoot the ball way over the prone figure of the goal.
The game came with a compliment of misfortune perhaps for Udaya S.C., they would think. The 1-0 scoreline in favour of Jai Bharat S.C. was to an extend a reward for a chance they converted, on a day which saw an enormous amount of game changing moments go in vain due to lack of creativity and incisiveness in front of goal.

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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…