MFA Super League playoff: Ahaan Sharma, Kaif shine as Mumbai City FC U19 trump Bombay Gymkhana 4-1

Ahaan Sharma, Kaif shine as Mumbai City FC (U19) trump Bombay Gymkhana 4-1

Ahaan Sharma shines with a brace, while Mohd Kaif and Mangthenial each secure a goal in an exhilarating showdown against Bombay Gymkhana. Mumbai City FC effortlessly clinches a 4-1 victory, solidifying their commendable position in the playoffs group.

As the two contenders took the field, riding high on their recent victories against Somaiya FC, where each team netted four goals, the stage was set for an intriguing clash. With both squads eager to capitalize on their momentum, anticipation for an enthralling match loomed large.

In the early moments, Mumbai City FC capitalized on a setpiece, as Mohd Kaif connected flawlessly with an inch-perfect header from a corner, providing them with a robust start. Ahan Sharma then rose to the occasion, securing a great finish in the 8th minute to extend Mumbai City FC’s lead. Despite Bombay Gymkhana’s attempts to stage a comeback, Arsh, the left back of Mumbai City Fc, stood tall, denying Ali’s effort by clearing the ball off the goal line.

With a commendable 2-0 lead, Mumbai City FC entered halftime, leaving Bombay Gymkhana with work to do in the second half.

As anticipated, Bombay Gymkhana showed resilience at the beginning of the second half in their pursuit of a goal. Their recent hero delivered once again, securing a perfect strike and finding the net in the 52nd minute.

Mumbai roared back with substitute Eshaan Sarpate playing a key role in the next two goals. Ahaan Sharma, continued his scoring spree, notching his brace in the 58th minute after a brilliant ball from Eshaan in a counter attacking move. In the 75th minute, Eshan found Mangthenial on the right wing, the latter than dribbled past couple of defenders before slotting the ball into the net to make it 4-1.

Despite Bombay Gymkhana’s efforts to mount a comeback, Mumbai City FC’s resolute defense, led by Tanush Pandey, Arsh, Mohd Kaif, and skipper Nikhil Shinde, held firm. The final whistle blew, sealing a convincing 4-1 victory in favor of Mumbai City FC.

With two consecutive thrilling 4-1 victories, Mumbai City FC’s dynamic squad emerges as top contenders for the playoffs, boasting 2 wins in 2 games with 8 goals scored and only 2 conceded. Their next challenge awaits against IoT FC on Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, Bombay Gymkhana, with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss, aims to finish the playoffs strongly, facing teams like IoT FC and Oranje FC.

– As reported by Bipul Yadav

Click here to check the Fixture, News and Standing of MFA Super League

Click here to check the Fixture, News and Standing of MFA Premier League (MPL).

Also Read: Oranje U23 seals playoff spot after Iron Born, KSA Junior stalemate in MFA Super League thriller

Also Read: MFA Super League Playoff:Om Saidham, Somaiya FC settle for 2-2 draw

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian Football.

SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…


BFC Soccer Schools – Mumbai to conduct trials for U14 & U16 Girls

The BFC Soccer Schools Elite team girls’ trials are coming up in search of talented players from the U14 to U16 (Born 2009 and after) age groups into the club’s…


Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…


The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…


BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…


India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…


Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…