Sanjay Merchande’s twin strikes helped Anand Bal Mitra Mandal (ABMM) overcome Black Panthers 2-1 in a closely fought Third Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2013-14, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Monday. Danish Surve netted the solitary goal for the Panthers.
Meanwhile, Toyo Engineering, IIT Powai ‘B’ and Geostanne United all recorded hard-earned victories from their respective encounters. Toyo defeated Rizvi Ceramics 1-0 with Gabriel Mendes on target.
Mukul Verma struck the winner as IIT Powai got the better of Shree Sai Dindi Mandal 1-0 and Hayacinth Fernandes scored a brace to lead Geostanne to a 2-0 win against Creek View SC.
In another well contested encounter, Cattalians FC and Hegdewar Boys shared honours in a goalless draw.
Results – at St. Xavier’s ground, Parel –Div-III: Anand Bal Mitra Mandal 2 (Sanjay Merchande 2) beat Black Panthers 1 (Danish Surve); Cattalian FC 0 drew with Hegdewar Boys 0; Toyo Engineering 1 (Gabriel Mendes) beat Rizvi Ceramics 0; IIT Powai ‘B’ (Mukul Verma) beat Shree Sai Dindi Mandal 0; Geostanne United 2 (Haycinth Fernandes 2) beat Creek View SC 0.