Third Borivali Premier Football League: Fleet Footers FC and Maryland United made a promising start

In the first match played under steady rain, prolific scorer Tushar Poojary netted the lone goal in the 10th minute which helped Fleet Footers pocket the full three points. Whereas, in the second match, Colin Abranches struck a brace of goals to ensure victory for Maryland United.

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Defending champions Fleet Footers FC made a promising start after defeating new comers Gorai FC 1-0 in the opening Group-A league match of the 3rd Borivali Premier Football League (BPFL), conducted by the Borivali Sports Foundation, aided by MDFA and played at the St. Francis D’Assisi High School ground, Borivali (West).

In a well-contested match played under steady rain, prolific scorer Tushar Poojary netted the lone goal in the 10th minute which helped Fleet Footers pocket the full three points.

In the second match, Colin Abranches struck a brace of goals which enabled Maryland United recover from an early deficit to overcome Friends Sports Club by a 3-1 margin. Benjamin Zolar stunned the Maryland citadel scoring the opening goal in the 10th minute to give Friends FC a 1-0 half-time lead.

But Maryland United produced a solid second half display drew level when Christopher Fernandes scored in the 41st minute before Abranches scored in the 60th and 71st minutes to seal their win.

Darshan Shah (Gorai FC) and Colin Abranches (Maryland United) won the ‘Player of the Match’ from their respective matches.


Results –

Group-A: Fleet Footer SC 1 (Tushar Poojary (10th min) beat Gorai FC 0. Player of the match: Darshan Shah (Gorai FC).

Maryland United 3 (Christopher Fernandes (41st min), Collin Abranches (60th min and 71st min) beat Friends FC 1 (Benjamin Zolar (10th min). Player of the Match: Collin Abranches (Maryland United).

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