Mumbai: Fancied Cathedral & John Connon (CJC) from Fort did a splendid job to score a late winner to defeat the Juhu school girls, Arya Vidya Mandir by a narrow 1-0 margin and qualify for the finals of the Girls under-12. the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) organised Inter-schools football tournament, at the MSSA Schools Sports Centre here on Monday.
In the first half both the teams worked hard to try and score a goal to take the advantage but neither of the teams succeeded in scoring a goal and the first period ended without a single goal.
In the second half, Cathedral & John Connon managed to find the breakthrough with striker Kimaya Apte scoring the only goal of the match to help her team emerge deserving winners. In the second semi-final, Rustomjee International from Dahisar defeated Christ Church from Byculla by a 4-2 score line in the tie-breaker after the match was tied at 1-all.
Safaa Gazi scored for Christ Church, while Harshini Iyer for Rustomjee. In the tie-breaker only Swara Raikar could score for Christ Church while Rustomjee scored three kicks through Harshini, Nishi Doshi and Nyesha Mehta to win the match.
This article was published in the print edition of Free Press Journal on November 19, 2019 with the heading Apte nets winner for CJC.
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