Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BIS # 1087 JERSEYS, GOALS, AND A LOT MORE

Pritesh Prabhune
VIRAR, AUGUST 27, 2008: It was nothing short of an Olympic frenzy at Virar on Saturday, August 23, as the young sports enthusiasts from the ‘Resurrection Youth Movement’ received their new jerseys! Fr. Blany Pinto blessed the youngsters and encouraged them “to play tough and play fair”. Sporting the new jerseys, two teams – RYM ‘A’ and RYM ‘B’ – proceeded to participate in the ‘Don Bosco Cup’ at Don Bosco Parish, Naigaon. The first match was between RYM ‘B’ and Steams, Bhayandar. Although it was an exciting game, which saw the RYM team make some excellent moves, it ended on a goalless note. The penalties that followed also ended up tied at 1-1 and so the outcome of the game was then decided by tossing a coin. It was not our lucky day and Streams won the match by the mere toss of a coin! Promising that they would avenge this unfair defeat, the RYM ‘A’ team played their first match against Infant Jesus Parish, Vasai, with utmost class and confidence. From the first minute of the game itself, the boys put immense pressure on the opposing team. After a breathtaking match, RYM emerged victorious, defeating the Vasai team 2-1. Unfortunately, the following morning RYM ‘A’ lost their next match, even though they played with full gusto. Well, winning or loosing apart, the important outcome of the tournament is that a strong sense of belonging and unity has emerged among the Resurrection youth. Now that was certainly a goal worth scoring!

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