Bay View College
ST. PATRICK’S INTER SCHOOL FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
“BAY VIEW COLLEGE STEEDS” WIN A NAIL BITING FINAL TO CLINCH CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST CEDAR COLLEGE
“SHARIQ SHAMS AND HIS BOYS BREAK 3 YEAR DROUGHT”
By Kevin Nazareth
After dominating the Futsal circuit for over 10 years, Bay View College faced a Championship Drought for almost 3 years where they came out Runners-up on 3 occasions. Shariq Shams and our Futsal Team made us proud once again on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 winning the St. Patrick’s Inter School Futsal Championship 2017.
At this major tournament the team opened their account against Southshore winning this encounter 7-2. BIlal Ahmed scored a hat-trick (3) of goals, Rafay Qandhari 2, Captain Shariq Shams and Azan Tariq a goal each. The team led 3-1 at half time
The next match of the league was against City School Gulshan where Bay View College won by a walkover gaining 3 goals and adding 3 vital points to their tally.
BVC played Kashan’s Academy next where they over powered them 9-0. Rafay Qandhari scored a “Double Hat-trick” (6) of goals, Bilal Ahmed scored 2, while Azan Tariq 1 goal. BVC were 4-0 up at the breather.
In their 4th match, the BVC boys drew 2-2 with Cedar College “A” Team. Rafay Qandhari equalized before half time to keep the score 1-1. Cedar College went 1 goal up in the second half and a classic goal by captain Shariq Shams in the dying seconds of the game ended the match 2 goals even.
St. Patrick’s Campus “B” Team taking the lead in the first minute of game #5 went down 8-2 to the Bayviewites. Leading 2-1 at half time the BVC lads shot 6 goals. Young Mikail Sayeed 4, Rafay Qandhari 3 and Shariq Shams 1 goal were the scorers.
“Bay View College Steeds” topped their Pool and qualified for the Semi Finals against St. Michael’s Convent School. They edged past the convent boys 2-1 in an exciting match, both goals were scored by Mikail Sayeed.
In the Finals Bay View College faced Cedar College. Cedar took the lead in the opening half, Bayviewite Muhammad Saad shot back at a critical time to level the score 1-1 and keep their hopes alive. After a goalless second half the encounter was put into 5 penalty kicks each. At the end of the kicks the match was still tied 4-4. Sudden death was then enforced and the Bay View Lads keeping nerve shot ahead 5-4 to grab the match and the title. Bay View College were Champions once again! Viva! Congratulations to the entire Bay View College team and the coaches. Well played Cedar College!
Rafay Qandhari scored 14 goals in the tournament, followed by Mikail Sayeed 7, Bilal Ahmed 5, Azan Tariq 3. Shariq Shams 3 and Muhammad Saad 2. Vice captain and goalkeeper Asher Sakrani did a fantastic job under the bar, thwarting off many attempts on the goal during the entire tournament.
The team: Shariq Shams (captain), Asher Ahmed Sakrani (v.captain), Muhammad Bilal Ahmed, Azan Tariq, Muhammad Faaz Imran, Syed Usama Ali, Syed Rafay Ali Qandhari, Muhammad Saad, Muhammad Laraib Sheikh, Muhammad Aurangzeb Khan Mahar and Mikail Sayeed.
Bilal Ahmed missed the semi finals due to a sudden death in the family. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to him and his family.