Pune: Arihant College of Arts, Commerce and Science won a five goal thriller 3-2 against seasoned Nowrosjee Wadia College in a senior boys’ qualifier of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament here on Monday.
The hero of the day was striker Vicky Pujari who netted a brace, including the matchwinner for Arihant five minutes before the finish.
In a match of fluctuating fortunes at the PDFA ground, Dobarwadi, Arihant College took the lead early when Kasim Sayyed found the net in the eighth minute. However, Prathamesh Tekade (29th) levelled the scores for Nowrosjee Wadia as both teams went into the break on an even keel.
After the changeover, Vicky (45th) put Arihant College ahead but their joy was short-lived as eight minutes later Vipul Londhe found the equaliser for Nowrosjee to make it 2-2.
However, with five minutes left for regulation time, Vicky booted in the clincher.
Junior: Army Public School w/o Al-Jaded Urdu School.
Senior Boys: Arihant College of Arts,Commerce and Science 3 beat Nowrosjee Wadia 2; Ness Wadia w/o Limra New English and Junior College.
College Boys: MAEER’S MIT Institute of Design 2 beat Abeda Inamdar College 0.