Mumbai Reserves take on rivals Air India U-19 in MDFA Super Division

Saturday, 22 April 2017
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Mumbai FC

Mumbai Reserves face Air India U-19 after two thumping wins to continue their winning run in the MDFA Super Division.

 Gaurav Kadam, Mumbai FC Media (SportzDose)

Mumbai Reserves have been on a rampage in the MDFA Super Division lately with crushing wins over Bombay Gym and D'Assisi. The match against Bombay Gym ended with a 6-0 scoreline. Mumbai won the game against D'Assisi with a humbling score of 13-1 reflecting the attacking firepower of the Mumbai squad.

The team had a disheartening exit from the All India BSA Cup in Ambernath at the hands of Goan side Salgaocar albeit in the penalty shootout. The exit did not dampen the spirit of the team as they have managed to recover and come back strong.

Mumbai coach Arshad Hussain and Assistant Coach Siddeshwar Shinde would be delighted with their team's performances. The strikers have come to the fore with both Yogesh Kadam and Sohail Khatri being amongst the goals. The defense too has been steady with the team conceding very few goals in their matches.

Yogesh Kadam grabbed a hat-trick against Bombay Gym in the first half of the match. He continued his good form in front of the goal with four goals against D'Assisi at the Andheri Sports Complex. Sohail Khatri, the fast-paced winger grabbed a hat-trick versus D'Assisi. Other midfielders like the brother duo of Faiz and Azfar Noorani too have been on the scoresheet grabbing goals to their name.

Coach Arshad Hussain will likely stick to the same lineup that won the previous two matches. Air India U-19 are a tough side and Mumbai will have to be wary of that. Mumbai will look to assert their dominance at the top of their group in MDFA Super Division and grab all the three points.

Probable Lineup -  Ubaid Ali (GK), Deepak Apte, Martin Assisi, Umesh Perambra, Joel Dias, Noel Dias, Sohail Khatri, Pankaj Mishra, Vinil Poojari, Azfar Noorani, Yogesh Kadam

Subs - Nishith Nair, Faiz Khan, Zoheb Khan, Aditya Dalvi

Mumbai Reserves v Air India U-19
Date - 23 April 2017
Venue - Goans Ground
Time - 1:30 pm