Tough United Brothers beat Nitie Staff 1-0

United Brothers defeated Nitie Staff by 1-0 in the 3rd division match of MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) at St Xavier’s ground, Parel on 20 March 2015. The second half was eventful  and even crucial for both the teams.

In the very first minute Nitie Staff player Keval had a very good chance to score a goal for his team. He tried his best to score by dribbling the ball but he did not kick the ball in the correct direction.

Later in the 6thminute Aaron Fernandez from United Bothers got a pass from mid field and in an attempt to score a goal he lost his balance and missed his kick.

In the 11th minute Rohan from Nitie Staff had an opportunity to score but there was no player to whom he could pass the ball and at this point Nitie Staff again missed a worthy chance.

In the 13th minute United’s Elvis Fernandez passed the ball to Elbert Martis. He was very close to scoring a goal but the goalkeeper caught the ball.

In the 15th minute United Brothers were unsuccessful in scoring from a throw in which was threatening. They were trying their best to score a goal and avoiding the ball to enter the opponent team’s box.

In the 21st min United’s Elbert Martis got a pass from the player of the opponent team and rather than passing the ball he kicked the ball with great intensity and the ball went over the goal.

In the last few minutes the players from either teams made attempts to protect the ball from entering into each other box.

At the end of first half neither of the teams scored a goal and the score was 0-0 still trying to beat one another. Albert Martis from Universal Brother was in action during the whole game and he was the one who made most attempts to score a goal.

The second half took a crisp turn and both the teams made lot of attempts to score but they played in an aggressive manner. The ball was constantly moving from one end to another and the players were trying to find a chance to score for their team.

Until the 40th minute neither team had scored a goal and hence both the teams were under pressure.

The 45th minute brought relief to United Brothers when Elbert Martis scored a goal. This was the best movement for Universal Brother as it was the first goal of the day.

The last few minutes were very crucial for Nitie Staff but they failed to score a goal. The match  brought an element of surprise in the 45th minute for both the teams.

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