Round-up: MSSA Boys under-10 Division I and II

On Monday afternoon, January 25th 2016, the Annual Inter-school Football Tournament’s quarter-final and pre quarter-final stage kicked-off for the Boys under-10 division I and division II respectively, following the playoffs drama for the Boys under-10 last-Saturday, at the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) ground, Azad Maidan.

Having come-out victorious in the Boys under-10 division II playoff round, a total of sixteen were seeded against each-other, distributed in a total of eight games for the pre quarter-final stage of the tournament.

St. Gregorios High School, Bombay Scottish School A (Powai), Bombay Scottish School B (Mahim), Arya Vidya Mandir, St. Stanislaus High School B (Bandra), St. Peter’s School, Christ Church School B (Byculla) and Diamond Jubilee High School carved their way through as they dug deep to grind a place in the quarter-finals of this year’s tournament; continuing to prosper on their beliefs to climb into the first-division of boys under-10.

Full-time scores and scorers from Boys u-10 division II pre quarter-finals:

Pool A:
Bombay Scottish School A
(Powai) (Sonat Peter, Raj Mall) 2-0 RajhansVidyalaya A (Andheri)
Arya Vidya Mandir (Aryan Raje x2, Kabir Punjwani) 3-1 Don Bosco High School B (Matunga)
St. Stanislaus High School B (Bandra) (Hammad Shaikh) 1-0 St. Mary’s School (ICSE) B (Mazagaon)
St. Peter’s School (Hamza Sehurewala x2, Nasir Quraysh) 3-1 Pawar Public School B (Kandivali) (Jai Boricha)

Pool B:
St. Gregorios High School
(Harshit Kotak) 1-0 St. Joseph Secondary
Diamond Jubilee High School
(Lalani Makhail) 1-0 P.G. Garodia School (ICSE) (Ghatkopar)
Christ Church School B (Byculla) (Shayaan Nawaab x3, Hanzala Kapadia) 4-0 Utpal Shanghvi School
Bombay Scottish School B
(Mahim) (Vedant Somwanshi, Arjun Kanodia) 2-0 Ryan International School (ICSE) (Malad )

The quarter-finals of the division II will be played on the 27th of January 2016 with Pool A games to played at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., whereas Pool B games will played at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, in the Division I quarter-finals round of the boys under-10, St. Mary’s A (ICSE) narrowly edged past St. Domnic Savio High School by 2-1; St. Stanislaus High School A (Bandra) versus St. Mary’s High School (SSC) and Bombay Scottish School A (Mahim) versus St. Joseph’s High School both concluded with a similar score-line of two goals to one.

The match between Campion School A (Cooperage) versus Don Bosco High School A (Matunga) went down to the wire as both sides deadlocked at 0-0 after the end of the full-time whistle. The final match on the day had all the essence for a pulsating finale as the match headed into a penalty shootout. With a number of twist-and-turns attached to it, Nathan Fories had the final say for Campion School A (Cooperage) in the shoot-out, who calmly converted the penalty as his teammates released their breaths in euphoria before they would rejoice.

Full-time scores and scorers from Boys u-10 division I quarter-finals:
St. Mary’s A (ICSE) (Mazagaon) (Ziev Chheda, Parsh Bafna) 2-1 St. Domnic Savio High School (Andheri) (Dias Elzeben)
St. Stanislaus High School A (Bandra) (Atharva Bhandare, Kenan Pereira) 2-1 St. Mary’s High School (SSC) (Lyle Nunes)
Bombay Scottish School A (Mahim) (Kahaan Menda, Ivaan Shringi) 2-1 St. Joseph’s High School (Nevan Barreto)
Campion School A (Cooperage) 0-0 Don Bosco High School A (Matunga); on penalties: Campion School A (Cooperage) (Nathan Fories) 1-0 Don Bosco High School A (Matunga)

Semi-final draws as following:

The under-10 Division I semi-final will be played on the 27th of Januray 2016 at 2 and 3 p.m. respectively; in the first semi-final, St. Mary’s A (ICSE) (Mazagaon) will feature against St. Stanislaus High School A (Bandra), whereas Bombay Scottish School A (Mahim) will tussle versus Campion School A (Cooperage) in the 2nd semi-final. The final will be played on the 29th of Januray 2016 at 4 p.m.

Note: the venue for all the above mentioned matches is MSSA ground, Azad Maidan.

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