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Pune FC Soccer Schools’ Chaitanyaa Advani, Sahil Gaikwad and Rachit Singh put on an excellent show to help Pune District clinch the prestigious Maharashtra State Inter-District Under-13 Tournament in Nashik.
In the showpiece final at the Sports Complex Ground in Panchavati, Nashik, Pune overcame heavyweights Mumbai 2-1 in a thrilling penalty shootout after both sides were tied 1-1 at the end of normal time. In fact, Pune fought back from a goal down to level scores and then went on to win in the ensuing tiebreaker with decisive strikes from Pune FC Soccer Schools’ Chaitanyaa and Pranav Kale (ex-Pune FC SS).
Meanwhile, all three Pune FC Soccer Schools’ youngsters played an important part for Pune throughout the tough campaign contributing heavily in all games. For the record, Chaitanyaa scored three goals, while Rachit and Sahil chipped in with a goal each in four games.
Ex-Pune FC Soccer Schools youngster Pranav Kale who also scored seven goals in the competition was adjudged the Best Player in the tournament.
Final: Pune 1 (2) (Pranav Kale | PSO: Chaitanyaa Advani, Pranav Kale) b Mumbai: 1 (1) (Utsav Pradhan | PSO: Cornelius Rodrigues) via tie-breaker
Semifinals: Pune: 7 (Pranav Kale 4, Chaitanyaa Advani 2, Rachit Singh) b Nashik: 0
Quarterfinals: Pune 10 (Ysnay Rondamori 3, Rohit Mangle 2, Ishwar Rachal 2, Pranav Kale 2, Sahil Gaikwad) b Gondia: 0
Prequarterfinals: Pune: 1 (Chaitanyaa Advani P) b Ahmednagar: 0