Crunching win for Air India and Western Railway

10th December 2018, Mumbai: Western Railway Ground witnessed two big games on Monday. Air India played Mumbai Customs while Western Railway entertained M.S Police.

In the first game, Air India rocked Mumbai Customs with a 6-0 win, whereas, Western Railway thumped M.S Police 5-1 in the other game.

Air India (Scott D’Souza 68′, 82, & 85′, Allan Dias 15′ & 62′, and Kiran Pandhare 35′) 6-0 Mumbai Customs

Air India finally hit the top gear this season after registering a whopping 6-0 victory over Mumbai Customs in an Elite Division fixture.

New signing from Union Bank of India (UBI), Scott D’Souza, scored a fantastic hat-trick to open his Air India account in some style. Last season, Scott was among the top-scorers and was also nominated for the MDFA best striker Elite Division.

Former Mumbai FC’s midfielder Allan Dias also got on the scoresheet, not once but twice. The highlight of the game was shared by Kiran Pandhare though.

In the first half, with Air India leading 1-0, Kiran scored a mesmerizing overhead goal to double Air India’s lead. Customs never looked settled as Air India pressed brilliantly to keep up the pressure.

Air India were missing goals this season and now that they are back to their best, courtesy Scott D’Souza, things could turn around from here for the mighty Godfred Pereira’s side.

Western Railway (Kenistan 28′, Raju 29′, Reuben D’Souza 40′, Sukhjinder 56′, and Mervin Stephens 85′) 5-1 M.S Police (Tehsin Mohd. 32′)

In the other game, Western Railway continued their superb run of form after defeating M.S Police 5-1. They are unbeaten this season so far. A great achievement for a side who was criticized heavily last season.

Today’s performance was nothing short of perfection. There were five different goal-scorers after the final whistle on the scoresheet. The Railways were not depended on anyone and instead displayed a collective effort.

Kenistan, Raju, and Reuben D’Souza scored one apiece before the break which had already sealed the game. Although M.S Police did pull back one goal through Tehsin Mohd, they looked toothless upfront.

In the second half, Sukhjinder and Mervin also found the back of the net to increase their lead to four goals. If this same display goes on, we are definitely in for a thrilling title race.