Match Report – Round 5 – Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League
Close fight for for play off positions, Grand Finale next weekend
The fifth and final league round of the Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League matches at the Holy Ghost Church ground, Richards Park witnessed a lot of nail biting action with the team desperately fighting for a place in the final round of playoff matches for top positions in the Under 15, U-13 & U-11 age categories. The goal frenzy and fast pace of small sided games was in full display across all the the age groups. The league has so far witnessed a phenomeneal 318 goals from the 65 matches played across all the five age categories.
The third season of this two month long league for budding junior footballers in Bangalore draws to a close next weekend (Saturday, February 28) with the final round of play off matches for Under 15, U13 & U11. The Under 9 and Under 7 categories will play the last match of their return round robin to decide champions of their league.
In Under 7 age category, the rampant Unitus Capital Cheetahs demolished Lions 8-1 to hold on to their position at the top of the table with a superior goal difference. Sehajvir Arora once again was the star for the Cheetahs scoring 4 goals. In the other match the Sharks defeated Orchestrate Eagles 3-2 in a closely fought match to stay on par with the Cheethas on points and set up a potential final match against the Unitus Capital Cheetahs next week in their last league round match.
The Under 9 matches saw the Lions defeat the Sharks 2-1 and take over the top position on the table with 9 points, 1 point ahead of Unitus Capital Cheetahs who played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Orchestrate Eagles. The Lions meet Unitus Capital Cheetahs in their final league match with the winner having the chance to be crowned champions. Orchestrate Eagles though level on points with the Cheetahs but with an inferior goal difference still have an outside chance of being champions if they win their final match against bottom placed Sharks and hope the Cheetahs and Lions play out a draw match.
In the Under 11 category, the Bisons missed out on qualifying for the championship playoff after losing to the Lions 2-1. Unitus Capital Cheetahs earned a 1-1 draw to stop the four match winning streak of the leaders Sharks and setup a rematch between the same two teams for the chamionship playoff. In another match the Orchestrate Eagles thrashed the Rhinos 4-1.
The Under 13 matches saw a resurgent Unitus Capital Cheetahs beat the Rhinos 2-0 and the Sharks returning to form to blow away the Bisons 5-0 with all five goals scored by Gokul Joshua, who's been in sublime touch. In another closely contested match, Orchestrate Eagles edged past the toppers Lions to win 3-2, though the Lions still managed to qualify for the championship playoff along with the Sharks.
The Under 15 match between the top two teams saw the second place Bisons maul the toppers Rhinos 5-0 to finish on top and qualify for the championship playoff. Orchestrate Eagles also earned a place in the championship play off thrashing bottom placed Lions 9-2. Nikhil Raj of Orchestrate Eagles led the goal rout scoring 7 goals. In the other match in this category Sharks drew against Unitus Capital Cheetahs 2-2.Current League Standings
Scores: League Round 5: February 21, 2015
- 1) Sharks def Orchestrate Eagles 3-2 ( Sharks: Ahan Gupta-2,Pramit Majumdar-1 ; Orchestrate Eagles: Shankar Kurup-1,OG-1), MOM- Ahan Gupta (Sharks)
- 2) Unitus Capital Cheetahs def Lions 8-1 (Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Sehajvir Arora-4,Ali Khan-1,Manohar Shenoy-3 ; Lions: Milan Andrews-1), MOM- Sehajvir Arora (Unitus Capital Cheetahs)
- 1) Lions def Sharks 2-1 ( Lions: Samrudh Dewakar-2 ; Sharks: Shawn Sebastien-1), MOM- Shawn Sebastien (Sharks)
- 2) Unitus Capital Cheetahs drew Orchestrate Eagles 2-2 ( Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Mihiran M-2 ; Orchestrate Eagles: Vir Kamat-2), MOM- Vir Kamat (Orchestrate Eagles)
- 1) Lions def Bisons 3-1 ( Lions: Mac-1,Hari Krishna-1,Kritay Hoskote-1 ; Bisons: Suhas Satish Kumar-1), MOM- Mac (Lions)
- 2) Unitus Capital Cheetahs drew Sharks 2-2 ( Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Lohit Akshay-2 ; Sharks: Rayaan Shakeer-1, Vidur Ayappa-1), MOM- Kabir Adkoli (Unitus Capital Cheetahs)
- 3) Orchestrate Eagles def Rhinos 4-1 ( Orchestrate Eagles: Rohaan Abraham-2, Yodhin Rishyak-1,Aryan Maini-1 ; Rhinos: Tanish Shetty-1), MOM- Aryan Maini (Orchestrate Eagles)
- 1) Unitus Capital Cheetahs def Rhinos 2-0 ( Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Mallon D'souza-1, Nihal Kadam-1), MOM- Jessica Thomas (Unitus Capital Cheetahs)
- 2) Sharks def Bisons 5-0 (Sharks: Gokul Joshua-5 ), MOM - Gokul Joshua (Sharks)
- 3) Orchestrate Eagles def Lions 3-2 ( Orchestrate Eagles: Shreyas Ketkar-1, Pranav Prasad-1, Shreyas Ghosh-1; Lions: Raghav Maheshwaram-2), MOM - Shreyas Ketkar (Orchestrate Eagles)
- 1) Sharks drew Unitus Capital Cheetahs 2-2 ( Sharks: Faazil Ahmed-1, Manav Kapoor-1 ; Unitus Capital Cheetahs: Mark Glenin-1, Tarik Abraham-1), MOM- Mark Glenin (Unitus Capital Cheetahs)
- 2) Bisons def Rhinos 5-0 (Bisons: Rithish Gopinath-2,Krish Masand-2, Dhruvan Juneja [OG]-1), Mom- Krish Masand (Bisons)
- 3) Orchestrate Eagles def Lions 9-2 ( Orchestrate Eagles: Ebenezer Jones-1, Immanuel Joseph-1,Nikhil Raj 7 ; Lions: Sudarshan-1, Prajeet Das-1), Mom- Nikhil Raj (Orchestrate Eagles)