MFA Weekly Roundup: Millat FC come from behind to beat KSA, Sellebrity hold Salsette FC in 6 goal thriller

MFA Elite Division Weekly Round-Up:

We take a look at the games from last week, where Century Rayon held Air India to a draw followed by a close win against Western Railway, Sellebrity producing injury time goals to hold Salsette FC. The Saturday game witnessed Kenkre FC edging past Millat FC in a high scoring thriller

27th April

The Wednesday encounter between Century Rayon and Air India ended in a 1-1 draw. Air India took the lead in the first half when Century Rayon Goalie failed to collect a regulation corner and spilled the ball in the box which was quickly slotted home by Sandesh Malpote. At the other end, early in the second half, across from the right flank found an unmarked Yash Gaikar on the left of the goalkeeper as he lofted the ball over the keeper to make it 1-1.

In another game, India Rush beat Bombay Gymkhana 2-1 courtesy of goals from Abhishek Chakraborty and Kartick Oraon on either side of the half. Meanwhile, Millat FC overcame a goal deficit to beat KSA 2-1.

India Rush – RSF (Abhishek Chakraborty 4’, Kartick Oraon 58’) 2 – 1 Bombay Gymkhana (Anas Vadgama 45+3’)

Century Rayon (Yash Gaikar 39’) 1 – 1 Air India (Sandesh Malpote 17’)

Millat FC (Asad Sayyed 21’, Karan Khanna 54’) 2 – 1 KSA (Roger Anthony 13’)

28th April

Sellebrity produced an exceptional performance to hold Salsette FC to a 3-3 draw. Salsette FC took the lead at the half-hour mark which was equalized ten minutes later by Amol Jadhav as both teams entered the break. The second half began with Salsette going all guns blazing as Ashok Oraw and Kunal Jadhav’s strike sent Salsette 3-1 up. It looked all over for Sellebrity FC, until deep in the injury time when Kaustubh R pulled one back. With a couple of added minutes still left, Sellebrity turned up the heat and in the dying minutes, Amol Jadhav scored the equalizer to level things up.

In another game, Oranje FC – ICL P rode on Vicky Rajput and Gyanendra Singh’s brace to hammer half a dozen goals past Sea View FSI. Yatin and Amrender chipped in with one goal each.

Sellebrity FC (Amol Jadhav 41’, 90+10’, Kaustubh R 90+7’) 3 – 3 Salsette FC (Sameer Sawant 30’, Ashok Oraw 55’, Kunal Jadhav 66’)

Oranje FC – ICL. P (Vicky Rajput 8’, 12’, Yatin Gothankar 38’, Gyanendra Singh 73’, 88’, Amrender Singh 90’) 6 – 0 Sea View – FSI

29th April

While Mumbai Strikers and DK Pharma played out a goalless draw, Bombay Muslims edged past Companeroes in a five goal thriller. Arbaz Khan gave the Muslims the lead before Tomas Gomes doubled it in the very first minute after the break. Austin D’souza pulled one back around the hour mark but Tomas Gomes’s 77th-minute striker restored their 2-goal lead. Aditya More reduced the deficit again a few minutes later for Companeroes. In the final ten minutes, despite some late attacks, Bombay Muslims held on to their lead to end the game with all three points.

Mumbai Strikers SC 0 – 0 DK Pharma

Bombay Muslims SC (Arbaz Khan 15, Tomas Gomes 46’, 77’) 3 – 2 Companeroes SC (Austin D’souza 61’, Aditya More 79’)

30th April

In the Saturday afternoon encounter, Kenkre FC played out a close win against Millat FC. Rinaldo Fernandes’s hat-trick had put Kenkre in front, however, a goal from Asad Sayad and a brace from Merick Fernandes did showcase some fightback from Millat but Yogesh Kadam’s strike had by then taken the game home for Kenkre.

Kenkre FC (Rinaldo Fernandes 20’, 24’, 57’, Yogesh Kadam 73’) 4 – 3 Millat FC (Asad Sayad 37’ (P), Merick Fernandes 70’, 90+1’)

KSA (Roger Anthony 52’, Aashish Lalge 75’, Sanchit Singh 79’) 3 – 0 India Rush – RSF

RBI (Troy Nunes 65’) 1 – 2 Air India (Siddhu Pawar 15’, Anup Nair 52’)

1st May

The Sunday encounter saw Bombay Gymkhana getting a walkover while Iron Born FC ran on second-half blitz to beat Salsette FC. Meanwhile, Century Rayon managed to keep hold of their lead to beat Western Railway 2-1 in a close game.

Bombay Gymkhana 0 – 3 Oranje FC – ICL. P (Walkover)

Western Railway (Mervin Stephen 27’) 1 – 2 Century Rayon (Zingshopam Lunhleng 17’, Vanreimo Luikham 23’)

Iron Born FC (Athar Ansari 60’, Mikail Kazi 71’, Aniket Gunjal 90+4’ (P)) 3 – 0 Salsette FC

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