Producing a strong first half performance, F. United blanked Mumbai United 3-0 in a Super Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Monday.
Showing better in both attack and defence, F. United were always in control and created quite a few openings and did well to convert three of those opportunities to pocket all the three points. Their defenders rallied well among themselves to keep the opponents attackers in check.
Nazeer C drew first blood for F.United with a 13th minute strike. Eight minutes later Robert Thiek found the back of the net to double the lead before Mervyn Stevens rounded off the tally scoring the third goal in the 37th minute.
Later in the evening, Dena Bank rallied strongly from a first half deficit to post a 4-1 victory against Indian Cultural League (ICL) in another encounter of the same division. Striker Chetan Tandel netted a brace, while Mario Fernandes and Arshad Ansari chipped in with each to complete the win. Earlier, Tadish Sayyed scored to give ICL the lead.
Results – St Xavier’s ground, Parel – Super Div:
F. United 3 (Nazeer C, Robert Thiek, Mervyn Stevens) beat Mumbai United 0.
Dena Bank 4 (Chetan Tandel 2, Mario Fernandes, Arshad Ansari) beat Indian Cultural League 1 (Tadish Sayyed).