MSSA: KImaya star in summit clash for Cathedral & John

November 20, 2019, Mumbai


Kimaya Apte showed off her brilliant scoring skills and grabbed all the attention with a hat-trick which inspired Cathedral & John Connon (Fort) to a 3-0 win against strong challengers Rustomjee International (Dahisar) in the girls U-12 Division-I final of the MSSA inter-school football tournament at Azad Maidan, Mumbai yesterday.

The dashing forward Kimaya displayed her versatility by trapping Rustomjee goalkeeper Aanya Kallianpur’s goal-kick at the top of the box before shooting home the opening goal in the seventh minute. The Rustomjee schoolgirls were unable to get their act together as they found the going tough. They were still to recover from that early setback when Kimaya scored the second goal in the 13th minute Kimaya picked up Riva Raghavan’s pass and sidestepped a rival defender before sending the ball past goalkeeper Aanya to double the lead.

Rustomjee fought on gamely and did well to put up a challenge. They managed to make a couple of raids towards the Cathedral goal and had a few goal-bound shots, but without any success.

Kimaya seemed to have saved her best for last as she produced a terrific individual effort to score the third goal in the final moments of the match.

Earlier, Arya Vidya Mandir (Juhu) finished third as they defeated Christ Church (Byculla) 3-1 via the tie-breaker after the matched ended in a goalless draw.

Shanaia Kapour, Mahek Malhotra and Vanika Udeshi scored for Arya Vidya Mandir while only Safaa Gazi scored for Christ Church.

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