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Navy sink WR 1-0 to defend MDFA Independence Cup 2014

Navy sink WR 1-0 to defend MDFA Independence Cup 2014

Indian Navy defended the Independence Cup football title by beating Western Railway 1-0 at St Xavier’s ground, Parel yesterday. Navy forward Sabariyar Britto scored the all-important goal in the second half.

It was Western Railway who created more chances and dominated proceedings before

the interval. But Navy’s defenders and goalkeeper Sumesh PS ensured they did not lose the initiative. Sumesh brought about a brilliant save off Lineker Machado in the fifth minute.

Navy showed more intent after the break and were rewarded for their effort when Britto struck eight minutes into the half. He made the most of goalkeeper Grinto Antao’s fumble and scored
the winner.

Navy were awarded Rs 40,000 for their win, while Western received Rs 25,000. Air India, who finished third, won Rs 15,000.

Navy coach PV Abhilash said it wasn’t an easy final to win. “Both teams played really well. If not for that goal, the result would have been decided via tiebreaker. Western Railway played really well today,” he said.

However, Abhilash hoped that the organisers Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) would provide better facilities to teams in future.

“The tournament should be played at Cooperage and not St Xavier’s ground. The ground is not levelled properly. Also, teams are not given separate changing rooms. I know that renovation work is on, but a tent could be built near the ground.

Report by MID-DAY

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Maharashtra defeat Delhi, enter Quarter finals

Maharashtra defeat Delhi, enter Quarter finals

Maharashtra took on Delhi in their second game of the U14 National Championship in Kalyani today.

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Kaushik strikes for Panchsheel FC

Kaushik strikes for Panchsheel FC

Kaushik Patel’s lone goal was instrumental in Panchsheel FC’s close 1-0 victory against Kingston FC in a Third Division encounter of the

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Anas Patel nets 2 in Kapadia Nagar’s win

Anas Patel nets 2 in Kapadia Nagar’s win

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Navy lift MDFA Independence Cup

Navy lift MDFA Independence Cup

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MDFA – Sanjay Merchande nets two for ABMM

MDFA – Sanjay Merchande nets two for ABMM

Sanjay Merchande’s twin strikes helped Anand Bal Mitra Mandal (ABMM) overcome Black Panthers 2-1 in a closely fought Third Division

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Barcode blank South Mumbai 3-0

Barcode blank South Mumbai 3-0

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Steve Verghese nets hat-trick for Shastri Nagar

Steve Verghese nets hat-trick for Shastri Nagar

Steve Verghsese scored a hat-trick to power Shastri Nagar SC to an emphatic 6-0 victory over Dahisar United Boy’s in a

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Steadfast down Maverick 2-1

Steadfast down Maverick 2-1

Steadfast SC ‘B’ pulled off a narrow 2-1 against Maverick FC (Mazagaon) in a Third Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai

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Mumbai FC lads record second win on the trot

Mumbai FC lads record second win on the trot

Mumbai FC Under-19 showed lot of enterprise and excellent teamwork to eke out a solitary 1-0 win against Central Bank of India in a

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