Atlanta defeats Skorost to qualify for 1st Division final

8th April 2018, Mumbai: Atlanta shielded their one goal advantage to defeat Skorost United 1-0 at the St. Xavier’s Ground, Parel, to qualify for the MDFA – Mumbai District Football Association First Division final. Atlanta will face the winner of ICL Payyade SC and FC India ‘MFC’ in the final.

Atlanta made a bright start. They went for the goal as soon as the match begun. Their hunger to open the scoring was quite evident. It was the 12th minute when they finally manage to break the deadlock through Juventus D’Mello who shrugged past his marker and score a wonderful goal.

Skorost responded well and created numerous opportunities but Atlanta superbly defended throughout the game to protect their solitary lead. Atlanta’s organised defense turned out to instrumental as they brilliantly man-marked Skorost’s attackers. Skorost had to end the game with 10-men as Macdon Pillai was sent-off in the injury time. Atlanta kept their cool and recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win.