Pune: In the matches of the DSK Cup 2016, a Physically Superior Fateh Hyderabad AFC won 3-0 against a youthful DSK Shivajians FC ‘B’ to progress to the Quarter Finals, while Salgaocar FC and Ozone FC played out a goalless draw, with both teams already assured a place in the Knock Out Round.
In the match between Fateh Hyderabad AFC & DSK Shivajians FC ‘B’ which was scheduled from 4 PM at the DSK Dream City Football Fields in Pune, Fateh Hyderabad dominated the Shivajians side.
The Shivajians FC ‘B’ comprised youth wing of the club, namely, the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians U-18 boys. Fateh Hyderabad AFC, playing with two foreigners, were made to do most of the running early on, with Shivajians displaying remarkable coolness in possession and menace in attack. It was in the 29th minute of the game that the Telangana based club won their first goal by Mohammed Irshad to ease out the proceedings.
And this gave the visitors enough confidence to score two more goals against the hosts Shivajians, who couldn’t score any. Shivajians always looked like scoring each time they closed on to the opponent’s half, but without any results. A mix-up between the Shivajians FC ‘B’ defenders and the goalkeeper led to the two of the three goals the visitors scored. With result notwithstanding, both sides are through to the Quarter Final Round of the Cup.
In another encounter of the day, in the final group stage encounter at the DSK Cup 2016 between Salgaocar FC and newcomers Ozone FC, the scores stated tied at nil.
The Goan Giants Salgaocar, former champions of India, were up against it with Ozone signalling their intent for the title with an absolutely dominant performance in their first match. The match was a fairly even battle of supremacy, as the World Cupper Cornell Glen proving a constant threat to the Goan side’s defense. Salgaocar FC, though, would be more depressed with their performance after missing out on the three points with Kamo Bayi fluffing his lines in the dying embers of the match.
The Quarter Final
In the quarterfinals, Shivajians FC ‘A’ will take on FC Pune City ‘A’, while Mumbai FC play Minerva AFC on November 15, today. Fateh Hyderabad AFC will play against Ozone FC Bengaluru, with the game between Salgaocar FC and Shivajians FC ‘B’ completing the Quarter Final Line-Up on November 16.
The DSK Cup tournament, which is into its third year, features both Indian Super League as well as I-League sides with FC Pune City A, Mumbai FC, Minerva FC, Ozone FC, Lonestar Kashmir FC, Fateh Hyderabad AFC, Real Kashmir FC, Bishop’s FC, Salgaocar FC, Deccan Rovers FC participating, with hosts DSK Shivajians fielding two sides in the form of DSK Shivajians A and DSK Shivajians B. The matches take place at the DSK Dream City Football Fields.
Fateh Hyderabad AFC 3-0 DSK Shivajians FC ‘B’
Mohammed Irshad (29’), Boinson Nongmaithem (50’, 54’)
Salgaocar FC 0-0 Ozone FC