28th August 2018, Mumbai: The quarter-finals of the WIFA Youth Championship U-14 concluded earlier today at the Cooperage Stadium. Patakadil TM (Kolhapur), FC Pune City (Pune), Defending Champions KMP XI (Pune), and Khandoba TM (Kolhapur) won their respective games to clinch a place in the last four.
It was a difficult day for the Mumbai-based teams as all the remaining three teams from Mumbai bowed out of the campaign. MSSA lost to Patakadil TM, Lemon Break suffered a defeat at the hands of FC Pune City, and Kenkre FC went down fighting against Khandoba TM.
With two teams each from Pune and Kolhapur, the rivalry between the two districts intensifies further with the bragging rights on the line.
The game of the day was between Kenkre FC and Kolhapur’s Khandoba TM. After taking a deserving lead in the 26th minute through Rohit Mehra, Khandoba TM bounced back with two goals. Prajwal Powar levelled the score before Sanket Medhe headed home to put Khandoba TM 2-1 in front.
With time running out, Kenkre FC equalized through Daksh but they conceded in the very next minute through Swayam Salokhe which initially sealed the game for Khandoba TM.
Meanwhile, in the early kick-offs, Patakadil TM and FC Pune City registered an identical 3-1 win and Defending Champions KMP XI edged past Nashik’s NFCC 1-0 to book their place in the last four.
Semi-final fixtures (Tomorrow):
FC Pune City vs Patakadil TM – 04:00 pm
Khandoba TM vs KMP XI – 06:00 pmRead More »
The Group Stage of the ongoing WIFA Youth Championship U-14 has been concluded. From 16 teams, we are now down to just 8 teams. Tomorrow, the likes of KMP XI, FC Pune City, Lemon Break, MSSA, NFCC, Patakadil TM, Khandoba TM, and Kenkre FC will battle it out in the quarter-finals to book their berth in the last four of the second edition of WIFA Youth Championship U-14.
In the last couple of days, Group C and Group D matches were played at the Cooperage Stadium after the completion of Group A and Group B. Both the Kolhapur-based teams Patakadil TM and Khandoba TM had an outstanding Group Stage campaign. They left no stones unturned on their course to finish at the top of their respective groups.
Patakadil’s forward Abhishek Powar is having a tremendous campaign so far while Khandoba, on the other hand, has delivered a more collective performance. Mumbai’s Lemon Break suffered a painful loss in their opening game against Patakadil but they bounced back with two huge wins to book their place in the next round. One of their wins included a whopping 14-0 victory, courtesy Mohd. Mansoori and Vivek Roy’s lethal finishing.
Nashik’s NFCC just made it to the next round but they were involved in two thrilling matches. Their clash against Mumbai’s Football School of India (FSI) and Khandoba was nothing short of a nail-biting encounter.