Two second-half goals helps DECA beat Soccer XI

On 17th November, 2015 Two second-half goals led DECA to a 2-1 win over Soccer XI in Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) Super Division at St Xaviers Ground, Parel.

Soccer XI’s Shreyas Patil looping header earlier in the first-half gave them a deserving lead but DECA fought back hard and completed a astonishing comeback in the second-half. Agnelo Picardo’s fantastic curling free kick and Mahesh Poojary’s clean strike gave registered a huge win for DECA.

Soccer XI had a bright start, on 4th minute Slade Stanley tried from distance to break the deadlock but DECA’s goalkeeper comprehensively managed to save the shot.

Moments later, DECA registered their first shot on target when Dwayne Wills shot was kept out by the goalkeeper.

On 7th minute, Soccer XI finally broke the deadlock. Kiran Ghatwal’s precise long ball found Shrey Patil just inside the box where the latter headed it in comfortably to give the men in red a deserving lead.

High Pressing from Soccer XI almost helped them doubling their lead when another dangerous ball from Kiran Ghatwal found Aditya Gaikwad inside the box, whose half volley was saved by DECA’s goalkeeper.

It was the last piece of action from Aditya Gaikwad as he made his way for teammate Aditya Ankush a minute later due to injury.

DECA’s Agnelo Picardo proved to be a standout performer on Tuesday evening as his delightful passes in the final-third kept threatening Soccer XI’s defense.

On the half an hour mark, Mahesh Poojary had DECA’s best opportunity of the first-half to equalize. Mahesh danced his way into the box and tried to bury his shot into the right bottom corner, but his shot was too loose as it went just wide off the post.

In the second-half, DECA finally equalized. On the hour mark, Agnelo Picardo’s scored a stunning free kick which curled its way into the left bottom corner to level the things up for DECA.

Five minutes later, Mahesh Poojary’s clean strike from close range proved to be the difference between the two sides as DECA completed a massive comeback after being 1-0 down at the half-time.

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…


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…


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…