Pune’s Vidya Bhawan girls wins U19 Reliance tourney

December 13, 2019, Pune


Playing in an under-19 final with a squad majorly comprising of girls aged 14, Vidya Bhavan school lifted the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Pune Girls trophy, after beating Bishop’s School, Kalyaninagar on penalties at the Hedgewar Ground in Pune.

Vidya Bhavan have gone the entire tournament without conceding a single goal in normal time, having played four games and scoring six goals in the process; and two victories coming in penalty shoot-outs, including one in the final.

In the finals of this competition compared to Bishop’s, Vidya Bhavan did not pose a major threat from open play throughout the match. Vidya Bhavan attackers did manage to get in the box with the ball on several occasions, only to see it fail to manifest into a goal. Match was dead-locked at 0-0 after FT, leaving no option but leaving a penalty shootout as only option.

In penalty shootout Vidya Bhawan girls were able to hold on to their nerves quite decently in comparison to the Bishop School as young Vidya Bhavan side cruised towards a 3-1 victory in the shoot-out of the final.

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