Nov 25, 2015
Mumbai FC crush Mumbai Warriors 9-1 in the first round of the Nadkarni Cup!
Rampant Mumbai FC thrash Mumbai Warriors 9-1 in opening round of the prestigious Nadkarni Cup.
Steven Dias, N.P Pradeep, Sandesh Gadkari all scored a brace.
Also on target where Hitesh and Pratik.
Mumbai FC made their presence felt at the 109th Nadkarni Cup as they overran Mumbai Warriors by a huge margin of eight goals. Mumbai FC a former winner of the prestigious Nadkarni Cup in the year 2008, put in a full-fledged side even after their commitments in the MDFA - Elite Division games. Taisuke Matsugae captained the side which went on to demolish the Mumbai Warriors.
Mumbai FC who were attacking the far end of the ground, set the tone of play with striker Sandesh Gadkari went close in the 15th of the game. But it was the man inform Cletus Paul who opened the scoring in the 29th minute. The first goal opened the floodgates, with Steven Dias, NP Pradeep and Sandesh all scoring in the first half to make score 5-0 to Mumbai at half time.
A dominant display in the first half by Mumbai it left the opposition team frustrated. With tackles flying in Coach Khalid Jamil decided to change a few faces. Regulars Steven Dias and Eric Brown coming off to be replaced by Hitesh and Malem with the former Bengaluru player gaining fitness after a small injury.
Mumbai started the second half where they left it in the first, with substitute Hitesh scoring within five minutes of starting of the second half. Soon center back Pratik Choudhary joined the party as he made it seven. It all started looking as if the Super division team - Mumbai Warriors had given all their hope, only for them to score a goal and salvage some pride.
N.P Pradeep and Sandesh Gadkari rounded up the score line with both ending the game with a brace as Mumbai FC get ready to face Indian Navy in the quarter finals of the Nadkarni Cup on the 26th of November.