MSSA Inter-school football Tournament: Apostolic, Cathedral win bronze

July 31, 2019, Mumbai, Pune


Apostolic Carmel (Bandra) and Cathedral & John Connon (Fort) earned some consolation by winning their respective girls’ and boys’ U-16 Division-I third-place matches of the MSSA inter-school football tournament at Cooperage yesterday. Last year’s champions Apostolic Carmel beat Bombay Scottish (Mahim) 4-1 via the tie-breaker after full-time finished in a goalless draw. Earlier, Cathedral prevailed over St. Stanislaus by a 1-0 margin with skipper Jaden Irani converting a penalty in the 39th minute.

The Apostolic Carmel girls played with plenty of determination and defended resolutely as they survived a barrage of rival attacks. Goalkeeper Carrisa Fernandes showed some fine anticipation and did not hesitate to charge out to make some timely saves to ensure her team held out for a goalless draw. In the ensuing tie-breaker, the Bandra girls showed better nerves as they converted from the first four attempts, through Riya D’Souza, Keisha Fernandes, Ash D’Silva and Lael Rego, while only Kyra Gore converted for the Scottish side. Harshali Mandaonkar shot over and skipper Riva Mayekar’s shot was blocked by Apostolic Carmel captain Ash, who decided to stand under the bar.

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