Maharashtra comprehensively defeated Sikkim 5-0 in their last group stage game of the ongoing Santosh Trophy 2019 in Ludhiana (Punjab) to stay in contention of reaching the next round. It was indeed a great outing for Rithesh Inumula’s side who left no stones unturned to pick up their form when it mattered the most.
After going winless in the first two games against Karnataka and Assam, Maharashtra bounced back with a 2-1 win over Punjab which laid the foundation to today’s victory against Sikkim. Aman Gaikwad opened the scoring in the first-half before Leander Dharmai and Vinod Pandey chipped in one goal each to put Maharashtra 3-0 up at the break.
Maharashtra’s top-scorer Arif Shaikh continued his red-hot form by adding two more goals in the second-half, making it six goals in just four games. This ruthless display helped Maharashtra to improve their goal-difference as they have already put their one foot in the next round with Karnataka vs Punjab all set to be contested later today in Ludhiana.Read More »
12th April 2019, Ludhiana: In their second encounter of the Group Stage, Maharashtra suffered a huge setback after conceding in the injury-time which left them winless so far in the ongoing Santosh Trophy 2019 in Ludhiana, Punjab.
Coming on the back of a 2-2 draw against Karnataka, Maharashtra, yet again, conceded in the injury-time after dominating for the majority of the match. Kerala took the lead in the 12th-minute through Vishnu before Maharashtra responded brilliantly when Arif Shaikh scored twice to put Maharashtra’s noses in front.
All the joy was short lived when Assam leveled the score through Milan Vasu just four minutes after Arif’s goal. With the game heading towards the draw, Assam snatched a late winner through Sharnam Deep’s 92nd-minute strike. To qualify for the next round, Maharashtra must defeat Sikkim and Punjab.Read More »
In the opening game of National Football Championship Santosh Trophy 2018-19, we had to settle for a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Karnataka in a Group B encounter at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Ritesh Inumula’s side was in cruise control but conceded two goals against the run of play including a last minute equalizer. Maharashtra started brilliantly when Rohan Shukla broke the deadlock with a neat finish in the 16th-minute.
Fourteen minutes later, Manvir Singh leveled the score for Manivannan’s Karnataka but Maharashtra bounced back with a wonderful play from Sanket Salokhe who restored the lead in the 54th-minute. A win was on cards for Maharashtra but substitute Nikhil Raj got the equalizer in the 92nd-minute to share the spoils.
Maharashtra XI: Owais Khan (GK); Dhurwesh Nijap, Jayesh Kadam, Saurabh Patil, Dion Menezes; Mrunal Tandel, Vinod Pandey, Aman Gaikwad, Rohan Shukla, Lineker Machado; Sanket Salokhe. Substitute appearance: Arif Shaikh and Al Azhar Delhiwala.
Next game: Assam vs Maharashtra – 11th April 2019.Read More »
We are delighted to announce our squad for the upcoming National Football Championship – Santosh Trophy 2018-19 which is set to be held at Ludhiana, Punjab from 8th to 21st April 2019.
|Sr.No.||Name of Player||District|
|16||Al azhar Delhiwala||Mumbai|
|3||Sachin Narsappa||Asst. Coach|
|5||Irenio Vaz||Tech. Director|
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8th February 2019, Solapur: The Hero Santosh Trophy (West Zone Qualifiers) 2019 has gone underway in Solapur District from 7th February. Earlier today, Maharashtra played their first game of the campaign against Gujarat and went on to register a comprehensive 4-1 win to kick-start their journey on a positive note.
Being grouped with Rajasthan, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Gujarat, Maharashtra needed a good start and Ritesh Inumula’s side made sure to execute it perfectly. Gujarat never looked threatening and was easily overrun in the midfield with Maharashtra’s Vinod Pandey, Mrunal Tandel, Lineker Machado, and Rohan Shukla displayed an outstanding performance.
Maharashtra got an early breakthrough when they were awarded a penalty. Arif Shaikh stepped up and comfortably converted the penalty past Gujarat’s Goalkeeper Kishan Sulegai in the 7th minute. Just three minutes later, Mrunal doubled the lead with a stunning finish.
As the dust seemed to settle down, Maharashtra increased the tempo in the second-half and scored two goals in space of 10 minutes to go 4-0 up inside an hour. Lineker, Maharashtra’s Captain, scored the third goal before Rohan Shukla added the fourth and Maharashtra’s final goal of the game.
Gujarat’s Musamiyan Syed did pull a goal back for Chandan Rathod’s side but the game was already beyond Gujarat’s reach. A commendable display by Maharashtra as they look forward to booking their berth in the final round of Santosh Trophy.Read More »