Match Report – Round 4 – Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League
Sehajvir Arora (Unitus Capital Cheetahs) scores a double hat-trick in Under-7 category; Fuzail Nayeer (Bisons) scores a hat-trick in U-15
Four rounds into the Sunfeast Roots Football League and the fight to the summit gets more intense with every passing week. With the last round of league matches next week to decide the playoff positions for U15, U13 & U11, the competition is getting intense with most games going right down to the wire. The teams meet for the play-offs in the last week of the tournament on the 28th of February 2015. The Under 7 & 9 are playing the return leg of their league to decide the champions. In the Under 7 category Unitus Capital Cheetahs and Sharks are still neck to neck with 10 points each. Sehajvir Arora of Greenwood High school scored a double hat trick (6 goals) in the match against Orchestrate Eagles to keep his team on top. The Under 9 category a draw with the Sharks enabled Unitus Capital Cheetahs to go level on 7 points with Orchestrate Eagles who failed to consolidate their lead suffering a defeat to the Lions on their return leg of the league.
In the Under 11 category the Sharks assured themselves of a berth in the playoff for first place with their fourth consecutive win in as many matches to stay on top of the table with 12 points. Unitus Capital Cheetahs who could only manage a draw against Orchestrate Eagles are at the second spot with 8 points, with the Bisons closely behind in the fight for the playoff spot.
In the Under 13 category, in a closely fought match the Lions edged past the Sharks in their match to lead the table with 10 points while the Sharks fell back to second place, still on 7 points. Gokul Joshua of Sharks (The Eastwood High School) brace wasnt enough to stop the Lions. The final round of league match next week will decide the second play off spot with all the other four teams tied on 4 points, still with a chance of making it to the top two.
In the Under 15 category the Rhinos (10 points) and Bisons (8 points) won their respective matches to hold on to their positions on the table. Fuzail Nayeer of Vidya Niketan High School scored a hat-trick to help his team win over the Lions. Orchestrate Eagle's (7 points) also recorded a comprehensive win over Unitus Capital Cheetahs to stay in contention for the top two play off berths.
Scores: League Round 4
- M #7: Unitus Capital Cheetahs def Orchestrate Eagles 7-2 ( Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Sehajvir Arora – 6, Ali Khan - 1 ; Orchestrate Eagles: Shankar Kurup - 2), MOM: Sehajvir Arora
- M #8: Sharks def Lions 4-2 ( Sharks: Pramit Majumdar - 3,Ahan Gupta - 1 ; Lions: Isvar Machani - 2), MOM - Isvar Machani (Lions)
- M #7: Lions def Orchestrate Eagles 2-0 ( Lions: Samrudh Dewakar – 1, Anjali Rajgopal - 1), MOM - Samrudh Dewakar (Lions)
- M #8: Sharks drew Unitus Capital Cheetahs 1-1 ( Sharks: Shawn Sebastien - 1; Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Mihiran M - 1), MOM - Shawn Sebastien (Sharks)
- M #10: Unitus Capital Cheetahs drew Orchestrate Eagles 0-0, MOM -Yodhin Rishyak
- M #11: Bisons def Rhinos 2-0 ( Bisons: Suhas Satish Kumar- 1, Ebeniser Paul - 1), MOM - Kabir Hinduja (Bisons)
- M #12: Sharks def Lions 1-0 (Sharks: Siddhant Nair – 1) MOM - Yohan Augustine (Sharks)
- M #10: Lions def Sharks 3-2 ( Lions: Yoshinori Matsuoka – 1, Raghav Maheshwaram – 1, Roshan Singh - 1 ; Sharks: Gokul Joshua - 2), MOM - Yoshinori Matsuoka & Roshan Singh (Lions)
- M #11: Unitus Capital Cheetahs def Orchestrate Eagles 2-1 ( Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Sharan Kumar – 1, Tarun - 1 : Orchestrate Eagles: Camran Lateef - 1), MOM – Tarun (Unitus Capital Cheetahs)
- M #12: Bisons def Rhinos 3-2 ( Bisons: Tahir Hussain – 1, Aryan Jain - 2 ; Rhinos: Aryan Amla - 1, Zaid Mohammed - 1) MOM - Tahir Hussain (Bisons)
- M #10: Orchestrate Eagles def Unitus Capital Cheetahs 4-1 ( Orchestrate Eagles: Immanuel Joseph – 1, Nikhil Raj - 2,Dhanush R - 1 ; Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Mark Glenin - 1), MOM – Samuel Raj (Orchestrate Eagles)
- M #11: Rhinos def Sharks 3-0 ( Rhinos: Arvind Venkatesh – 2, Muhammad Safwan -1), MOM - Shankara Narayanan (Rhinos)
- M #12: Bisons def Lions 6-2 ( Bisons- Rithish Gopinath - 1,Krish Masand - 2,Fuzail Nayeer - 3 : Lions: Sudarshan - 1,Suveer G - 1), MOM - Fuzail Nayeer (Bisons)