U-14, Zila Parishad football tournament: St Mary’s to face Gurukul in final

August 23, 2019, Pune


St Mary’s decimated Dr Kalmadi Shamrao High School 5-0 to enter the final of zilla parishad girls’ u-14 tournament played at the St Patrick’s School Ground on Wednesday. With seven players of Kalmadi wearing white colour outfit as St Mary’s and no bibs to differentiate them, it was a game of confusion.

St Mary’s was on attack mode from the first whistle as Surbhi Upadhyay’s effort skimmed the far-post and went out for a goal kick in the first minute. Striker Anisha Jagdale was the next to lodge an attack as her free kick was on target, but collected by Kalmadi’s keeper. Kalmadi’s defence looked fragile and goalkeeper’s kicks were weak. In whole match St Mary were relentless and they never gave any chance to Gurukul’s attack to hover around their defence. End result was a comfortable win by 5-0.

In other match, Gurukul also made to the final after they emerged as comfortable victors against Hutchings School. The game between the two sides was a tad cagey, but two goals in two minutes from skipper Rama Deshmukh and Drishti Patil disrupted Hutchings’ tempo. Like their final opponents, Gurukul failed to capitalise on the errors committed by the Hutchings’ defence. Final score line of 3-0, depicted how brilliant was Gurukul’s defence which put Hutchings defence in shambles.

School: St. Mary's School

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