Sporting Kinnigoli recreate history
Report By: Aaron D’Souza.
Nov 25th 2018, a memorable day for all the football fans around Kinnigoli & also to the players of sporting Kinnigoli.
Sporting Kinnigoli became Runners-up in the 5th Don Bosco Cup held by DBYC Shirva.
With 16 teams from around Mangalore & Udupi Diocese participating in this 7-A side football tournament, it were the Leopards from Kinnigoli that made it to the finals with a stunning performance.
Sporting Kinnigoli defeated Shirva FC by 1-0 in their first match, Brian being the goalscorer.
In the second round they beat Bajjodi in penalty shootouts eliminating one of the best teams in the diocese.
Sporting Kinnigoli faced the home team DBYC Shirva in the semi final. The match again was decided in a penalty shootout where the Leopards from Kinnigoli came out on top.
The players however gave their best against mighty Gonzaga FC in the finals. But in the end Gonzaga Milagres was the better team who beat Sporting Kinnigoli to win the Trophy.
Sporting Kinnigoli however became Runners-Up, their second trophy after being Runners-up in the August 2015 Bajpe tournament.
Meldon, Moses, Royster & Loyet kept opponents at bay with their defense. While Jordan,Allan & Venson played a crucial role in midfield. Brian was the man to lead the attack.
Aaron D’Souza was successful in protecting Sporting Kinnigoli’s woodwork and won the award for the best Goalkeeper of the tournament.
Donald & Desmond were the managers & encouraged the boys to put up a wonderful performance on the field.
However with this performance and a great result, Sporting Kinnigoli has proved to all the other teams in Mangalore, that they are not a team to be underestimated.
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