Daman’s resilience was finally broken in the dying minutes of the game when Super Sub Advait Shinde slotted home the winner for Maharashtra.
In a hard fought encounter of the day, Team Daman & Diu showed great character and resilience to keep Maharashtra attack at bay for most part of the game only to see it crashing in the final minutes of the play.
The game began with Maharashtra starting off as a better side with majority of possession however their striker’s profligacy and some resolute defence from Daman meant goals were hard to come by. Kamran missed a chance from close range while Yash mhatre’s header came off the bar as the first half ended without the deadlock being broken.
The story continued in the second half with Maharashtra pushing forward in search of goals and Daman holding a tight back line to deny them. Just when it seemed that Daman had managed to wither the storm and take the game to a draw, Maharashtra Super Sub Advait Shinde struck in the third minute of the injury time to give his side all three points.
Maharashtra will be up against Gujarat in their second game on 24th September at Goa.