Zilla Parishad, U-19: Bishop School, Kalyaninagar emerged as winners

October 4, 2019, Mumbai

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The Bishop’s School, Kalyaninagar have been crowned Zilla Parishad U-19 Girls’ football champions, after they defeated their sister-team Bishop’s School, Camp, 3-0 in the final at the Dobarwadi ground.

Bishop’s Kalyani nagar were favourites to win the tournament after they decimated BMCC Girls 4-0 in the semifinal. However, Bishop’s Camp also posed a threat, eliminating Ness Wadia College 2-0 in the other semifinal, on Monday. Kalyaninagar started on the front foot applying early pressure to unsettle the Camp defence. Initially, the Camp defence was able to deal with all the attacks that were thrown at them, but a few errors allowed Kalyaninagar to have a go at goal. However, Kalyaninagar failed to capitalise on the defensive frailties and were let down by poor finishing as the first three shots of the game failed to test the goalkeeper. With a high back-line, Kalyaninagar were able to push Camp into their own box, but the attack failed to manifest into something valuable as Kalyaninagar had to settle for a corner. The resulting set-piece was defended well, and Camp were able to break on the counter from the right flank. Delna Anklesaria paced down the flank and was able to sprint past a defender, but did end up losing possession after the Kalyaninagar defence tracked back and recovered well.

After a slow, cagey game in the final few minutes, the full-time whistle was blown, confirming Bishop’s Kalyaninagar as champions.

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