Mumbai and Kolkata bag double in RFYS Football Nationals

Fr Agnel School and College Boys receiving the Senior Boys trophy from Mrs Nita Ambani alogn with John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai, January 7, 2017: Playing in front of their home crowd, Father Agnel School & Junior College bagged a double crown in the Senior Girls and Boys category finals of the inaugural Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Football Nationals Championship at Cooperage ground, here today.

On the other hand, Chowbagha High School and Charuchandra College once again regained supremacy over their arch rivals from Kochi to bag home twin titles in the Junior and College Boys category.

It was a disappointing day for the boys from Kochi. Despite having made it to the finals in three categories, the boys fell short at the last hurdle only to finish as runners-up.

Sachin Tendulkar along with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham joined Mrs Nita Ambani,  Founder & Chairperson Reliance Foundation Youth Sports to grace the occasion on the finals day.

Enclosed the brief match reports below:

College Boys

Charuchandra College (Kolkata) 2 beat Nirmala College (Kochi) 1

Mrs. Nita Ambani along with Sachin Tendulkar presenting the College Boys winners trophy to Charuchandra College, Kolkata during the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship

Mrs. Nita Ambani along with Sachin Tendulkar presenting the College Boys winners trophy to Charuchandra College, Kolkata during the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship

Charuchandra College, Kolkata brought down the curtains on the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Championship with a convincing 2-1 victory over Nirmala College, Kochi in the college boys category. Charuchandra got off to a quick start with Suraj Mahato putting the team ahead in the 15th minute of the game. The boys from Kolkata continued to keep possession of the ball and looked to double the lead but Nirmala College defended well to keep the score 1-0 at half time.

After the break, Nirmala College went into an all-out attack. Nirmala College playing in yellow pressed for an equaliser but the final finish deserted them. Charuchandra counter-attacked on a number of occasions in search of the second goal. In the 60th minute, Charuchandra made a substitution with Ankit Mukerjee coming on for Biplab Bera. The substitution instantly paid off with Ankit striking a thunderous shot to double the lead in the 63rd minute of play. Nirmala College pulled one back with a deflected shot from Abhiram Shaji. The goal brought in added enthusiasm to Nirmala College but the game ended 2-1 with Charuchandra College taking home the championship. Biplab Bera of Charuchandra College was awarded the player of the match.

Senior Girls

Fr. Agnel School & Junior College (Mumbai) 1 bt Rosary Higher Secondary School (Goa) 0

The girls from Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai receiving the Senior Girls Trophy from Mrs Nita Ambani along with Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan

The girls from Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai receiving the Senior Girls Trophy from Mrs Nita Ambani along with Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan

Fr Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College edged out Rosary Higher Secondary School, Goa 1-0 to win in the senior girl’s category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship held in Mumbai. Fr Agnel Multipurpose School playing at home went ahead in the 22nd minute of the game with a splendid goal from Akanksha Kandalkar. The Mumbai eves played some exquisite passes on the way to scoring the lone goal of the game. The Goan girls fought back strongly throughout the game but the defence of Fr Agnel Multipurpose school held on. Akanksha Kandalkar for Fr. Agnel Multipurpose school once again showcased her skills throughout the game and walked away as the top scorer.

Junior Boys:

Chowbagha H.S. (Kolkata) 7 bt Sacred Heart HSSS (Kochi) 0

Mrs Nita Ambani Presents the Trophy to team Chowbagha H.S., Kolkata as they win the the Final of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Football Tournament, National Championship, Junior Boys category played between Chowbagha H.S., Kolkata and Sacred Heart HSSS, Kochi at Cooperage grounds, Churchgate, Mumbai on 7th January 2017. Photo : Pal PILLAI/Focus Sports/RFYS

Mrs Nita Ambani Presents the Trophy to team Chowbagha H.S., Kolkata as they win the the Final of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Football Tournament, National Championship, Junior Boys category played between Chowbagha H.S., Kolkata and Sacred Heart HSSS, Kochi at Cooperage grounds, Churchgate, Mumbai on 7th January 2017.
Photo : Pal PILLAI/Focus Sports/RFYS

The junior boys of Chowbagha H.S.. (Kolkata) win the title in style with a crushing 7-0 victory over Sacred Heart HSSS, Kochi. Kolkata lads Surya Sarkar claimed 4 goals while Partho Chakroborthy, Ajay Tolange and Samrat Sikder scored one goal each. The match witnessed both teams creating multiple chances but Kochi failed to convert the opportunities into goals.

Senior Boys

Fr. Agnel School & Junior College (Mumbai) 1 (4) bt Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar (Kochi) 1 (2)

Mrs Nita Ambani presents the champions trophy to team Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai during the Final of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Football Tournament, National Championship Senior Boys category played between Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai and Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar, Kochi at Cooperage grounds, Churchgate, Mumbai on 7th January 2017.  Photo : Pal PILLAI/Focus Sports/RFYS

Mrs Nita Ambani presents the champions trophy to team Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai during the Final of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Football Tournament, National Championship Senior Boys category played between Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai and Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar, Kochi at Cooperage grounds, Churchgate, Mumbai on 7th January 2017.

Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai held their nerves in a thrilling encounter against Govt. HSS, Panampally Nagar (Kochi) to beat their counterparts and won the title in the Senior Boys Category. The fiercely contested finale witnessed a tie at 1-1 with the game moving into a penalty shootout to decide the winners. Ashwin U’s miss at a crucial shot during the penalty shootout resulted in the Mumbai boys winning the title by 4-2 in penalties.

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