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Meanwhile, the Joga Bonita ‘B’ team rode on the twin strikes from Henderson Dias to blank Hot Steppers 3-0 in the second semi-finals.
Defending champions Joga Bonita SC ‘A’ retained their title defeating their second string Joga Bonita SC ‘B’ 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the Men’s Open final of the 25th Bandra Gymkhana Open Rink Football Tournament, which was played under floodlights at the DeMonte Park Recreational Ground, Bandra. The match ended 1-1 at the end of regular time and then had to go into the tie-breakers.
In a hard-fought and absorbing final, Shrikant Vamallu scored for Joga Bonita ‘A’ in regulation period while Dan Dias netted Joga Bonita ‘B’ team’s goal. In the tie-breaker, the Joga Bonita ‘A’ side successfully scored through Daniel Fernandes, Craig D’Souza and Scott D’Souza to emerge champions, while Joga Bonita ‘B’ could only convert two kicks through Ankit Chavan and Charnel Almeida.
Earlier in the semi-finals, Joga Bonita ‘A’ overcame Thrashers SC 2-1. Daniel Fernandes and Mervin Stephen were bang on target for Bonita, while Fahim Fakih scored the lone goal for the Thrashers.
Meanwhile, the Joga Bonita ‘B’ team rode on the twin strikes from Henderson Dias to blank Hot Steppers 3-0 in the second semi-finals. Dan Dias netted the third goal to seal the win.
Champions, Joga Bonita received the trophy and their other prizes from chief guest Agnelorajesh N. Athaide, Chairman & Promoter, St. Angelo’s VNCT Ventures. Henderson Dias of Joga Bonita ‘B’ was declared Player of the Tournament’.