Mumbai Warriors U-19 and Mumbai Port Trust settle for a draw

Mumbai Port Trust drew 1-1 with Mumbai Warriors U-19 in a game with few chances to score for either side in the 1st Division of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) on Wednesday, 9th September 2015.

Goals either side of half time for either side meant the points were shared in what was a fair reflection of the game over the eighty minutes of play.

Both teams took a while to get into their groove and the game endured a dull start. The teams lacked any sort of cutting edge and struggled to create any clear cut chances in the opening exchanges as most of the moves broke down in and around the penalty box.

Eventually a mistake from a Mumbai Warriors midfielder resulted in the first goal, when he was robbed by a MPT midfielder who set up Praptesh Naik in front of goal as the forward made no mistakes in firing the ball past the goalkeeper and giving Mumbai Port Trust a crucial lead in a tight game.

Mumbai Port Trust managed to cling on to the lead till the half time interval and could have added onto the lead in the remainder of the first half, but were denied by some last ditch defending from the Warriors.

Mumbai Warriors came storming out in the second half and had the Mumbai Port Trust goal under siege. The Warriors were extremely unfortunate not to have equalized the score in the 49th minute when they were twice denied by the crossbar in space of seconds. Initially, Aditya Dalvi’s header from point blank range was brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar from the Mumbai Port Trust goalkeeper Sain More, before the rebound was fired onto the crossbar once again a few seconds later as Mumbai Port Trust were let off the hook.

But the woodwork couldn’t come to Mumbai Port Trust’s rescue three minutes later when a neat piece of play just outside the right side of the box saw Deepak Apte being played through on goal before the forward smashed the shot into the bottom corner to get his side on level terms in the game.

Mumbai Warriors though couldn’t press home the momentum that they had built in the second half and soon fizzed out as the half progressed.

There were few chances for either side to grab the winner as both teams had to settle for a 1-1 draw, a result which was just about fair keeping in mind the performances of the two teams involved.

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