BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3059
LONAVALA EMERGE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
LONAVALA, AUGUST 10, 2012: Janmashtami will be a bit more special for Don Bosco Lonavala with glory dreams coming true for the Under-19 Football Team. They fought the odds and beat last year’s champions Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Military School 1-0 in the Subrato Cup, emerging as district champions and now representing Pune district for the State matches.
The tournament witnessed interesting turn of events as Don Bosco School and Junior College which were not really the best team tipped to win saw straight wins in this knockout tournament. The first match was a bye which helped the team proceed to meet the challenge against Sinhagad Institue. Arif scored the first goal for Don Bosco and Ganshyam sealed a 2-0 victory with his goal to enter the Semis.
In the Semi-finals, Don Bosco played against St. Sebastian’s (Daund). Here too, the tight defence and a fantastic finish by Arif landed the Don Bosco team in the finals where they finally had to prove their mettle facing last year’s champions NSB (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Military School).
NSB gave a tough fight but the courage, determination, and competitive spirit of Don Bosco was no match for NSB. Once again, with the help of some splendid passes, Arif scored against NSB and Don Bosco Lonavala emerged triumphant with a 1-0 win.
The players along with their coach Mr Dinesh D’souza confessed they prayed the rosary with extra fervour especially during the finals and felt a divine hand guiding their team throughout the tournament. This day will truly be memorable one not only for the players but for the entire School and Junior College and all will cherish the memories of this victory for a long time to come.
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