Late Shri Vishwanath Anchan Memorial Veterans’ football: Xavierites, Bandra Packers pick win

Mumbai, March 5: Tiger Foundation and Tarun Sporting shared the spoils playing out a 2-2 draw in an exciting and absorbing Group-A encounter of the Karnatak Sporting Association organized 3rd Late Shri Vishwanath Anchan Memorial Veterans’ football tournament 2019-2020, at the KSA ground, Cross Maidan on Thursday.

Both Tiger Foundation and Tarun Sporting earned their first point from two games. The match started at a blistering pace as Conrad Coreira from a swift move down the right scored the first goal in the opening minute to put Tigers in the lead. Tarun Sporting immediately hit back scoring the equalizer through Shiv Singh Thakur in the next minute.

Later, in the second half Khalid Siddique scored the second goal from a direct free-kick as Tiger Foundation regained the lead. Once again Tarun Sporting got the equalizer when Salim Shaikh scored from a snap effort.

Earlier, Martin D’Silva scored the decisive winning goal which ensured Bandra Packers overcame Soccer XI by a narrow 1-0 margin in a Group-B league match.

In the first match of the day, Xavierites Vile Parle defeated Rudra Academy in a Group-C encounter. Sunil Jacob and Arnold Gomes chipping in with goals for Xavierites

Results –

Group-A: Tiger Foundation 2 (Conrad Coreira, Khalid Siddique) drew with Tarun Sporting (Shiv Singh Thakur, Salim Shaikh).

Group-B: Bandra Packers 1 (Martin D’Silva) beat Soccer XI 0.

Group-C: Xavierites Vile Parle 2 (Sunil Thampi, Arnold Gomes) beat Rudra Academy 0.

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