12th February 2018, Palghar: The likes of Amravati, Jalgaon, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, and Satara emerge victories on day 3 to book their place in the quarter-final of Junior Boys Championship which is held in Palghar. The quarter-finals will be played tomorrow when the eight qualified teams will fight for a place in the semi-finals.
Here is how Day 3 has fared:
Pre-Quarters: Pune 8-1 Ahmednagar
Pune District qualified for the quarter-final after a comprehensive 8-1 win over Ahmednagar. Ahmednagar scored first when Aakash Vyahare opened the scoring but Pune responded quite brilliantly. Abhishek Suryavanshi bagged a hat-trick while Abhishek Patil, Santosh Rathod, Abhishek Pardeshi, Romario Nazareth and Satish Hawaldar scored one each.
Pre-Quarters: Satara 4-0 Bhandara
Satara cruise into the quarter-final with a crushing 4-0 victory against Bhandara. Yash Mardekar opened the scoring before Atharva Charlie doubled the lead in the 23rd minute. Dhananjay Kadam scored two fine goals in the second-half to complete a commanding win.
Pre-Quarters: Thane 2-0 Osmanabad
Rugved Koppikar bagged a quick brace against Osmanabad to send Thane into the next round of Junior Boys Championship. After a slow start, Thane picked up their pace as the match progressed and scored twice through Rugved who had a brilliant game throughout. Osmanabad had their chances but the killer instinct was missing in front of the goal as they went down fighting 2-0.
Pre-Quarters: Nagpur 6-0 Jalna
Nagpur shined against Jalna in an impressive 6-0 to prevail into the next round. Jalna never really threatened Nagpur in the whole game as they struggled to break through their defense. Ravi Roka and Simon Gladwin scored two goals each, followed by Mohammad Tauseeque and Aman Thaware’s one goal each.
Pre-Quarters: Jalgaon 4-0 Palghar
A spectacular display by Jalgaon as they romped to a 4-0 win over Palghar in the Pre-Quarters. Dhananjay, Tejas Shinde, Hriday Ahuja and Nikhil Sonawane scored one each to complete a memorable victory.
Pre-Quarters: Amravati 0-0 Nandurbar (Amravati progressed as Nandurbar got disqualified)
The eight teams which qualified for the quarter-finals are Amravati, Jalgaon, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Ahmednagar, Satara and Jalna.Read More »
12th February 2018, Jalgaon: The 3rd Day of Maharashtra Inter-District Football Championship for Junior Girls continued at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Stadium in Jalgaon. Pune, Kolhapur, Solapur, and Mumbai notched up a win to qualify for the semi-final. Tomorrow morning, Pune will play Kolhapur in the first semi-final while Mumbai will play Solapur in the second semi-final.
Here is the round-up of Quarter-Finals:
1st Quarter-Final: Pune 12-0 Thane
Pune District recorded a whopping 12-0 victory against Thane District which helped them qualify for the semi-final of Junior Girls Championship. Swara Pathak and Rahin Shaikh bagged four goals each in what was a spectacular finishing. Vardha Kannal scored twice while Roshini Pandit and Karanti More scored apiece.
2nd Quarter-Final: Kolhapur 4-0 Nashik
Kolhapur rode on Samruddhi Kotkale’s hat-trick to book their place in the semi-final against Pune District. It was Samruddhi’s 4th goal of the Championship. Niharika Patil added the fourth goal in the last stages of the match with a comfortable penalty to wrap up the game.
3rd Quarter-Final: Nagpur 0-0 Solapur (Solapur won 3-2 via penalties
Solapur’s goalkeeper Aishwarya Goyal turned out to be the hero as she saved three penalties in the shootout to win it for Solapur. Not to forget, Kalyani Kumbhare and Kajal Warathi stole the show. Throughout the game, the attacking duo of Nagpur kept threatening Solapur who defended well to keep the duo at bay.
4th Quarter-Final: Mumbai 12-0 Palghar
Mumbai equaled Pune’s record of scoring 12 goals in a single match in this Championship. With this win, Mumbai has qualified for the semi-final where they will face Solapur, tomorrow. Bhumika Mane added another goal in the second-half to complete her hat-trick while Angeline Antony and Christine Nazareth scored two goals each. Tracy also got on the scoresheet which completed a stunning victory.Read More »
The second day of the Maharashtra Inter-district Football Championship for Sub-Junior boys continued on in Nanded
11th February, 2018, Nanded: Twenty teams took to the field as the sides faced off in knockout clashes conducted at two fields – Nanded District Football Association Ground and Indira Gandhi Stadium.Read More »
11th February 2018, Mumbai: The second day of Maharashtra Inter-District Sub-Junior Girls commenced on Sunday morning at Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, Jalgaon. Mumbai District, along with Thane, Solapur, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, and Palghar have made it into the last eight of the Sub-Junior Girls Championship.
Mumbai (Sai Sankhe x 2, Mehek Lobo x 2, Jhanvi Shetty, Gylnelle Picardo, Christine Nazerath and Ash D’Silva) 8-0 Satara
In the Pre-Quarters, Mumbai displayed a magisterial attacking performance to defeat Satara 8-0 to qualify for the quarter-final. Sai Sankhe and Mehek Lobo scored two goals each, whereas, Jhanvi Shetty, Gylnelle Picardo, Christine Nazerath and Ash D’Silva scored one each to complete a resounding victory.
Satara tried their very best to break through Mumbai’s defense but Mumbai’s backline stood strong and firm to avoid leaking any goals. Overall, a commanding performance by Mumbai District.
Dhule (Yashashri Sonawane x 2) 2-7 Thane (Priyanka Kanojia x 4, Khushi Makhija x 2 and Dakshata Panwal)
Thane ran riot against Dhule as they registered a 7-2 victory to progress into the next round. Striker Priyanka Kanojia scored four times while Captain Khushi Makhija (scored twice) and Dakshata Panwal also got on the scoresheet. Dhule’s wonderkid Yashashri Sonawane scored two breathtaking solo goal which earned her the best player of the match award.
Jalgaon 0-3 Solapur (Saniya Khan x 2 and Sejal Shinde)
The host bowed out of the Tournament as they went down fighting 3-0 against Solapur. Saniya Khan displayed a superb performance as she scored twice while Sejal Shinde added the other goal. Saniya could have bagged a fine hat-trick but Jalgaon’s goalkeeper made sure to deny her further goal in the dying stages of the match.
Other results: Buldhana vs Pune (Pune progressed as Buldhana got disqualified), Nashik (Payal Dode) 1-0 Osmanabad, Nagpur (Kajal, Urmila and Sneha Vikey) 3-0 Ahmednagar and Kolhapur (Sanika Patil x 2, Samruddhi x 2 and Rajnandini) 6-0 Amravati
Quarter-Final fixtures: Mumbai vs Palghar, Pune vs Thane, Nashik vs Kolhapur and Solapur vs Nagpur.Read More »
11th February 2018, Palghar: The Day 2 of Maharashtra State Inter-District of Junior Boys resumed at Palghar, earlier today. Districts such as Jalna, Kolhapur, Satara, Solapur, Bhandara, Ahmednagar, and Osmanabad notched up wins yesterday in which Jalna and Ahmednagar have qualified for the quarter-finals which will be contested tomorrow.
Solapur (Arfat Shaikh 33′, Shaunak Gaikwad 38′ & 45′, Varun Bhavani 44′ and Siddeshwar Barma 54′) 5-1 Chandrapur (Abhishek Kasva 34′)
A game which had a total of six goals. Shaunak Gaikwad’s twin strike for Solapur was followed by Arfat Shaikh, Varun Bhavani and Siddeshwar Barma’s goal apiece as a dominant Solapur defeated Chandrapur 5-1 to progress into the next round of Maharashtra State Inter-District Championship of Junior Boys. Meanwhile, for Chandrapur, Abhishek Kasva scored the only goal in the 34th minute.
Bhandara (Dhawan Durve 3’ & 41’ and Kabeer Limje 49′) 3-0 Parbhani
A dominant Bhandara District side booked their place in the quarter-final after overcoming Parbhani 3-0. Dhawan Durve scored twice while Kabeer Limje scored the other goal for Bhandara. Bhandara’s finishing in front of the goal was quite clinical unlike their counterparts Parbhani who missed a lot of opportunities throughout the match.
Kolhapur (Sandesh Kasar 5′, Pranav Ghatage 7′ & 22, Digvijay Sutar 12′, 19′ & 40′, Kunal Chavan 17′, 20′ & 24′, Omkar Laykar 36′, Jai Kamat 39′ and Rushikesh More 41′) 12-0 Latur
Failing to provide appropriate documents proved fatal for Latur as Kolhapur registered a whopping 12-0 victory over them. Digvijay Sutar and Kunal Chavan bagged a spectacular hat-trick, whereas, Pranav Ghatage (2), Sandesh Kasar, Omkar Laykar, Jai Kamat and Rushikesh More scored one each for Kolhapur to complete a sensational win.
Other results: Aurangabad 0-1 Ahmednagar (Roshan Rikane 57′), Jalna (Madhav 60′) 1-0 Gondia, Osmanabad 0-0 Dhule (Osmanabad won 3-2 via penalties) and Satara (Dhanjay 45’ & 61’ and Dhananjay 7’) 3-1 Yavatmal (Abhay P. own-goal).Read More »
10th February 2018, Jalgaon: With the Junior and Sub-Junior Boys Championship running simultaneously at Palghar and Nanded, respectively, the Sub-Junior Girls Championship went underway yesterday in Jalgaon at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krida Sankul. The opening day witness only two games where Nashik and Satara booked their place in the next round with comprehensive victories.
Nashik (Payal Dode 37′ and 49′) 2-0 Yavatmal
In the opening game, Nashik had to rely on Payal Dode who scored twice in the second-half to send Nashik into the next round of Sub-Junior Girls Football Championship.
The first-half was all about Nashik’s attack and Yavatmal’s Goalkeeper Shreeja Chavan who was tremendous throughout the game. Unfortunately, Shreeja’s heroics in the first-half couldn’t help her side as they bowed out with their heads held high. Shreeja Chavan (Yavatmal) and Payal Dode (Nashik) were later felicitated for their impressive performance.
Aurangabad 0-4 Satara (Sanika Sapkal 2, Vaishnavi Sawant and Snehal Ghadge)
In the second match, an outstanding attacking display by Satara saw them clinching a memorable 4-0 win over Aurangabad. Sanika Sapkal scored twice while Vaishnavi Sawant and Snehal Ghadge scored one each which guided Satara into the next round. Sanika was later felicitated for her two goals.
Aurangabad had a great first-half but Satara’s backline stood strong and defended brilliantly to keep the danger out of their penalty box. A couple of misses in the first-half came back to haunt Aurangabad when Satara went all-in and scored four times in the second-half.Read More »
Earlier today, Maharashtra Inter-District Football Championship for Junior Boys went underway at Palghar which is organized by WIFA – Western India Football Association. A memorable day which saw the likes of Gondia, Jalna, Amravati, and Ahmednagar notching up wins to qualify for the next round. The second day is set to resume tomorrow.
Gondia 0-0 Sangali DFA (Gondia won 5-4 via penalties)
The first match was played between Gondia and Sangali. In what was an evenly contested match, Gondia District edged past Sangali DFA 5-4 in the tie-breaker after a 0-0 stalemate in normal time. It was Gondia’s goalkeeper Paramjit who saved the 5th penalty to take his team into the next round.
Jalna (Aniket Galdhar 59′) 1-0 Akola
Jalna defeated a resilient Akola side 1-0, courtesy of Aniket Galdhar’s 59th minute sublime strike. Akola played the whole game with only 7 players as they failed to provide an appropriate certificate for the player registration. Nevertheless, Akola played a fantastic match with the seven available players. A full squad at the helm would have given another story for sure.
Amravati (Yash Pavde 20′ and Niraj Jadhav 28′) 2-0 Hingoli
A dominant display by Amravati as they defeated Hingoli 2-0. Yash Pavde opened the scoring in the 20th minute which was followed by Niraj Jadhav’s strike in the 28th minute.
Ahmednagar (Shivanand Puri 2, Aditya Bagade, Roshan Rikami, and Ankit Singh) 5-1 Nanded (Maaz Khan)
Shivanand Puri had a tremendous match as he scored twice while Aditya Bagade, Roshan Rikami, and Ankit Singh also bagged a goal each to complete a memorable 5-1 win over Nanded. Meanwhile, for Nanded, Maaz Khan scored the lone goal.
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The first day of the Maharashtra Inter-district Championship for Sub-Junior boys kicked off in Nanded at the Nanded District Football Association Ground.
The tournament is being conducted by the Western India Football Association and will see a host of district-level teams participate from across the state of Maharashtra.
Day 1 saw three matches held at the NDFA Ground which saw Osmanabad, Kolhapur, Jalgaon, Buldhana, Bhandara and Parbhani clash. Another match had been scheduled between Satara and Nandurbar but the Satara team was disqualified due to document issues and Nandurbar were given the bye.
The day’s action began with Kolhapur DFA taking on Osmanabad DFA which was a highly one-sided affair. Kolhapur put six past Osmanabad as they ran riot on their opponents. An interesting fact was that Kolhapur had six different goalscorers.
Final: Osmanabad DFA 0 – 6 Kolhapur DFA
(Ajinkya Kale, Anirdduha Patil, Mohsin Bhagwan, Satej Kagekar, Sanket Medhe, Sanket Jadhav)
The second match of the day was a one-sided affair as the Jalgaon DFA team beat Buldhana DFA with a mammoth 7-0 scoreline. Jalgaon took an early lead in the third minute with a strike by Vedant Dhande. They tripled their advantage within ten minutes as they were 3-0 up. The second saw four goals conceded within a space of three minutes as Sheik Kaif, Altamash Khan, and Vedant Dhande completed their braces.
Final: Jalgaon DFA 7 – 0 Buldhana DFA (Vedant Dhande (2), Altamash Khan (2), Sheikh Kaif(2), Utkarsh Chowdhary)
The final match of the day was an all-around exciting affair with Bhandara DFA taking on Parbhani DFA. The side from Parbhani took the lead when Mohd Shayan scored after a great move. Bhandara rallied back to equalise in the second half and forced the match into penalties.
The young lads from Bhandara held their nerves as they emerged the winner in the sudden death after the first five penalties saw the sides tied at 3-3.
Final: Bhandara DFA 1-1 Parbhani DFA (Bhandara won 4-3 on penalties)
(Mohd. Shayan, Nilesh Yadav)
The action continues tomorrow in the Maharashtra Inter-district Championship for Sub-Junior boys in Nanded.Read More »
Diploma in Football Management “Class of 2019-20: FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Edition”
Western India Football Association – Skillanation ‘Post Graduate Diploma / Diploma in Football Management’ has opened its doors for the Academic Year 2019-20.Read More »
Venue – St Xaveris High School & Jr College, Sector 3 Nerul.
Grassroots development league was conducted by S.P football Academy for the 3rd time. It was started in the month of August 2017, it’s been almost 6 month that the league is been played on every Saturday – Sundays and on Public holidays. The aim and objective of conducting this Grassroots league for longer period is that SPFA understands that this is the right age group which requires maximum match exposure, which we have tried to give the budding talent.Read More »