Srujan Super Cup: Matoshri cruises into next round

August 28, 2019, Pune

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Pune’s Matoshri English school had a field day making it to the next round in all three age group categories in the Srujan Super Cup 2019 six-a-side slum football at the Tiger Play Turf in Shastrinagar.

On the opening day, Koregaon Park-based school had the distinction of qualifying in the Under-12, 14 and 16 age-groups to earn this distinction.

In the Under-12 boys’ section, Matoshri School drew with Ideal English Medium School 0-0, and then held on to a Rehan Ashraf (5th minute) goal to down the same opponents in a two-team Pune Zone group match.

Later, in the Under-14 boys’ Matoshri School began losing to Ideal English Medium School 0-1 and later beat Mighty Storm 2-0 after Noha Thakur (3rd), Vishnu Pawar (15th) scored. Matoshri finished with one win and one loss and qualified.

In the Under-16 age-section, Matoshri registered a hat-trick of wins. First, they beat Ideal English Medium School 1-0 with Rupesh Mhaske (7th) scoring the winner. Next up, Matoshri led by a three-goal effort by Rupesh Mhaske (2nd, 11th, 13th) downed Pujya Kasturba Gandhi School. In their third match, Matoshri downed Mighty Storm 3-0 with Rupesh Mhaske scoring a brace (5th, 10th) and Gautam Chavan (14th) completing the tally. Each game was played for a 14-minute duration, with each half being of seven minutes. Action now shifts to PCMC for teams based in the twin township.

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