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Don Bosco School (Matunga) has been virtually uncrowned kings in the schools soccer. They have been dominating MSSA soccer competitions year after year. And now they have added two more trophies by winning the boys under-16 and under-12 finals of the 4th Indian Gymkhana-KP Krishnan floodlit football tournament held on Sunday night.
The under-16 Bosco boys dominated the final against Dadar Parsee Youth Association and beat them 3-0 with Ayush, Ritwick, Nexille D'cuhna sharing the spoils, while their under-12 'A' team defeated their junior string 2-1 after leading 1-0 at the breather. However, the under-14 final was won by St. Paul's, who downed Western Railway Colony 3-2 via tie-breaker after both were locked goalless at the stipulated time. This was the fourth year of the tournament held in the memory of legendary India footballer K.P.Krishnan who represented India in Olympics and several international events. Krishnan, who was known for his dedication to the game and was very keen to promote the game at grassroot levels. So Indian Gymkhana, to perpetuate his memory, hold the two-day event for boys in the under-12, un der-14 and under-16 categories every year.
Results of the finals: Under- 16: Don Bosco (Matunga) 3 (Ayush, Ritwick, Nexille D'cuhna) beat DPYA 0. Best player: Nexille D'cuhna (Don Bosco) and Manav Gandhi (DPYA) Under- 14: St. Paul beat Western Railway(colony) 3-2 (via tie-breaker). Best player: Ranson Patel (St. Paul) Under- 12: Don Bosco Matunga 'A' 2 (Fabian and Rajin Mehta) bt Don Bosco (Matunga) 'B' 1 (Nathane). Best player : Rajin Mehta and Floied D'souza.
Limbole slams unbeaten 191
A fine unbeaten century by opener Shrikant Limbole and his 159 runs partnership for the third wicket with Humayun Hiramani helped Mumbai Police to finish the first day at 400 for 4 against Future Group in the three day Times Shield 'B' Division second league match at Kenady Sea Face on Tuesday. Limbole's unbeaten knock of 191 was studded with two sixes and 27 fours after facing 280 balls while Hirapure hit 13 fours in his 133 balls innings of 74.