UBI outclass Western Railway to lift Independence Cup

Independence Cup

In the final, early goals from Sherwyn Chang and Hasan allowed Union Bank of India to beat Western Railway and clinch Rustomjee – MDFA Independence Cup

The first two Quarter final encounters saw, UBI and Millat edging their opponent on penalties. Meanwhile the in the third QF encounter, Western Railway faced off against Iron Born CFCI, Prabal Chakraborty’s 14th minute strike was immediately cancelled out the next minute as both sides entered break at 1-1. In the second half, Pratik Koli’s brace sealed the deal for WR as they booked their place to last four. In the final QF game, Shreekant Veeramul’s lone strike turned out to be the difference as Mumbai Strikers edged HDFC 1-0.

The semifinal encounter saw UBI edge Mumbai Strikers courtesy of Paintal’s 10th minute strike. In the second semi-final encounter, Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs were knocked out by Western Railways on Penalty Shootout after normal time ended in 0-0 result.

In the final game of the tournament, UBI started off brightly as striker Sherwyn opened the scoring in the eighth minute. Ten minutes later Hasan H. netted the second goal to make it 2-0 at half time, which they managed to hold onto till the final whistle.

Results:

Quarter Final:

Q/F 1: Bank of Baroda 0 – 0 Union Bank of India (UBI Win on Penalties)

Q/F 2: Mumbai Strikes 0 (3) – 0 (5) Millat FC

Q/F 3: Iron Born CFCI (15’) 1 – 3 Western Railway (Prabal Chakraborty 14’, Partik Koli 24’, 40’)

Q/F 4: Mumbai Custom (Shirkant Veeramlu 18’) 1 – 0 HDFC Bank

Semi Final:

S/F 1: Union Bank of India (Paintal Saini 10’) 1 – 0 Mumbai Strikers

S/F 2: Western Railway 0 (5) – 0 (3) Mumbai Custom

Final:

Union Bank of India (Sherwyn Chang 8’, Hasan 18’) 2 – 0 Western Railway


Feature Read: Why this would be the right time to bring back ‘Rovers Cup’
Also Read: MDFA Independence Cup Day 1 Round up: Islanders knocked out, Mumbai Customs pick comfortable win

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