Income Tax inflict a humiliating defeat on Byculla United

Income Tax registered a thumping 5-0 victory over Byculla United in the Mumbai District Football Association ( MDFA) , Super Division match held on Thursday evening at St Xavier’s ground Parel.

Income Tax faced Byculla United in their Group D game on thursday. Byculla United drew their previous game whereas Income Tax  succumbed to a 3-1 defeat, a win today was much needed to take a step forward in qualifying for the playoffs from their group.

The first half entirely belonged to the Income Tax team who were in a mood for scoring goals. A half that saw them runover Byculla United by 4-0. Although the scoreline would have been much worse, it remained 4-0 at halftime. Number 8 Prathamesh Porwal opened the scoring the 18th minute when he made an excellent run from the left latching on to a through ball, calmly slotting it past the keeper in the left bottom corner. A much needed lead which would turn out to be a goalfest later. Few minutes later number 14 Monish Panchal doubled their lead scoring a  beauty  cutting in from the left and shooting from the edge of the box into the top right corner. Byculla United’s right hand side looked in utter dismay as they watched a second goal go in from their right hand side.

It was not over as number 15 Kalpesh Rane made it 3-0 in the 35th minute with a wonderful run from the left before calmly placing it past the keeper. And soon it was 4-0 when number 7 Alok Chauhan found himself completely unmarked  in the six yard area where he took his time before bulging the net. A thumping four goal lead at half time. Byculla United looked to have given up even before the half ended

The second seemed a formality for Income Tax as Byculla United set out to stop the scoreline from becoming more humiliating. They had the ball for most of the time in the second hand but failed to do anything meaningful in the final third. Income Tax had chances of their own to increase the scoreline and managed to do so when number 10 Madan Taklikar ran at the heart of the Byculla defense before shooting at the top right corner. The keeper managed to get a hand to the ball only to see it go in. A humiliating scoreline read 5-0 as the keeper could only take the ball out of his net on five different occasions

Any chance of a consolation goal from Byculla was denied by an Income Tax side which was in no mood to concede. As seen on the coach’s face, this Income Tax side managed to put their defeat behind,scoring five very good goals to register a win. Byculla United would be keen to assess this game as they would be eager to put this behind them.


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