Nadkarni Cup: KSA book their place into the quarterfinals with an entertaining 3-2 win against Atlanta F.C.

Mumbai, September 1: In the final Group stage match in Group A, KSA ran out as 3-2 winners against Atlanta. It was a game of two halves, wherein KSA dominated the game in the first half. Abuzar Baig scored the first goal of the match, after Atlanta gifted possession in a dangerous area and he drilled the ball into the bottom corner. KSA created a number of chances in the first half and deservedly scored the second goal through Allan Dias.

In the second half, Atlanta came with energy and purpose, creating some good passing moves. However, the experienced campaigner Scot D’souza scored a swirling long-range shot to make the score 3-0. As the game progressed Atlanta capitalized on a miscommunication in the KSA defence and Vinayan Sakpal scored the first goal for his team to make the score 3-1. On the 70th minute mark, Vinayan Sakpal scored his second goal off a cross from the right flank to make the score 3-2.

The closing stages of the match produced an end to end football and KSA held on to secure a crucial 3-2 win against a spirited Atlanta side.

Century Rayon and KSA progressed through to the quarterfinals from Group A of Nadkarni Cup 2019.

 

In the first half, we kept possession of the ball as the coach had instructed us and dominated the game. However, in the second half, we lost concentration and conceded two silly goals due to our mistakes.

It’s a new team and our first tournament as a team, we played well and looking forward to the quarterfinals.

–          Astle Pereira (KSA midfielder)

Result: KSA (Abuzar Baig 11′, Allan Dias 45′ , Scot D’souza 48′) 3 – 2 Atlanta F.C. (Vinayan Sakpal 57′,70′)

 

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