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MAHASABA 5 A SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT REPORT 2011

The annual tournament was held on 17th April 2011 at the Leicester Goals Centre.

 

It was the first time that the tournament had been held outdoors and we were blessed with glorious weather.

 

GAA London was represented by eight teams across all the age groups. For the second year running all the London teams wore the identical team strip emblazoned with GAA London and the name of our prestigious sponsors



12 and UNDER  –  WINNERS - FOR THE 3RD YEAR RUNNING!



The London 1 team consisted of,

Dilan Ajay Chauhan              (capt)

Kishan Ashvin Chauhan

Dhrew Sanjay Parmar

Shivam Hitesh Chauhan

Devan Vijay Bulsara

Mitesh Satish Parmar

 

The results from the group stage were:

 

Won    LEICESTER 2                       5-0      (Dilan 3, Dhrew, Kishan)

Won    LONDON 2                            2-0      (Dilan 2)

Won    BIRMINGHAM 1                    4-0      (Dilan, Dhrew 2, Shivam)

Draw   LEICESTER 1                       1-1      (Shivam)

Won    WELLINBOROUGH              2-0      (Dilan, Dhrew)

Won    BIRMINGHAM 2                    8-0      (Dilan 7, Mitesh)

 

Semi-Final

Won    WELLINBOROUGH              3-0      (Shivam 2, Devan)

 

Final

Won    LEICESTER 1                       1-0      (Dilan)

 

 

The team progressed effortlessly into its third consecutive final where it was to meet Leicester1.

 

Having adopted a policy of squad rotation, London fully utilised all the members of the squad.

 

The goalkeeping duties were shared between Kishan, Shivam and Devan who all did a wonderful job. Kishan was given the task of keeping goal in the final and he didn’t let anyone down.

 

The defence was well marshalled by the tough tackling Dhrew. Despite his defending responsibilities, he still made many marauding runs forward resulting in him scoring 3 stunning goals in the tournament.

 

 

Amidst his goal keeping duties, Devan was his usual reliable self in defence mopping up danger when it occurred. He even managed to score a long distance screamer in the semi-final win over Wellinborough.

 

Kishan  was the goalkeeping hero who played a few matches in defence. His self-assured, composed style was evident throughout. He even managed to score a goal. A true all rounder if ever there was one.

 

Mitesh, playing in his first tournament, was the flexible squad player filling the gaps when the team required. He did a commendable job. A memorable moment came in the match against Birmingham when he scored a blinder with his cultured left foot.

 

Shivam was the midfield general who ran tirelessly for the cause. He was always there whether helping the defence, breaking up play in midfield or creating goals for others. Scored two vital goals in the semi-final win over Wellinborough.

 

Up front was Dilan who captained, led and organised the team. Always a threat when in possession of the ball. His goals in the tournament, including 7 in one match, was always going to be the telling difference between London and the other teams. He scored the all-important winner in the final.

 

The Winners trophy was presented to the captain Dilan and his team by, the Mahasabha President, Somchand Parmar and each player also received an individual trophy.

 

In addition, DiIan was awarded the Golden Boot for the third consecutive year having scored 15 goals in the competition.

 

London also gets to keep the trophy permanently in recognition of their achievement.

 

 

OVER 40’s – WINNERS!

The London 1 team consisted of,

Ajay Chauhan            (capt)

Jitu Chauhan (gk)

Rakesh Chauhan

Shailesh Solanki

Sanjay Parmar

Vijay Parmar

 

The results from the group stage were:

 

Won    LONDON 2                            3-0      (Rakesh 2, Sanjay)

Draw   LEICESTER 1                       0-0     

Won    WELLINBOROUGH              2-1      (Shailesh, Sanjay)

Won    LEICESTER 2                       2-0      (Rakesh, Vijay)

 

Final

Won    LEICESTER 1                       0-0      Penalties 2-1

 

The team topped their group and progressed unbeaten to the Final where it was to meet our old adversary Leicester 1 for the third consecutive year.

 

The match was closely fought and very competitive and ended 0-0. It was left to be settled by the dreaded penalty shoot out!

 

Leicester missed the opening penalty and after both Sanjay and Rakesh had coolly slotted their spot kicks home, it was left to our keeper Jitu to make the crucial save which led the team and the supporters into wild celebrations.

 

At last the elusive Over 40’s trophy was heading to London. The Winners trophy was presented to the captain Ajay and his team by, the Mahasabha President, Somchand Parmar and each player also received an individual glass trophy.

 

In addition, Rakesh was also awarded the Golden Boot having top scored with 3 goals.

 

 

12 & UNDER      

The other team, London 2, consisted of,

Shaneel Jitendra Parmar     (capt)

Mohit Sanjay Miyanger         (gk)                            

Arjun Vijay Parmar

Prajesh Hitesh Chauhan

Krishan Vijay Bulsara

 

 P        W        D         L          F          A         Pts

            6          4          0          2          17        5          12

 

Finished 2nd in the Group and progressed to the semi-final where they narrowly lost and missed out on an all London final.

 

 

16 & UNDER

The London team consisted of,

Neeraj Narendra Morar                    (capt)

Krishant Ashwin Chauhan                (gk)

Khyal Sanjay Parmar

Yash Narendra Morar

Vasu Vijay Parmar

Vishal Umesh Chauhan

 

 

In amongst some very strong teams, London did us proud but unfortunately did not progress out of the group.

 

The eventual winners of this competition were LEICESTER who beat Birmingham in the Final.

 

 

SENIORS

The London  1 team consisted of,

 

Kieran Rakesh Chauhan                  (capt)

Ricky Hasmukh Solanki                   (gk)

Ashish Anil Pardiwalla

Minesh Natwarlal Randeria

Nilesh Hasmukh Solanki

Preyesh Satish Champaneri

 

            P         W        D         L          F          A         Pts

            6          2          2          2          9          5          8

 

Finished 5th in Group 1.

 

 

 

The London 2 team consisted of,

Vinay Balwant Chauhan                   (capt & gk)

Manish Umesh Chauhan

Upee Jaswant Chauhan

Ravi Mukesh Solanki

Avnesh Kavat

Hiren Jayantilal Chauhan

 

P         W        D         L          F          A         Pts

            6          3          2          1          8          1          11

 

Finished 3rd in Group 2 and progressed to the quarterfinal where they were narrowly beaten.

 

 

The London 3 team consisted of,

Prashant Raju Chauhan                   (capt)

Rohit Pradeep Chavda                    (gk)

Aasish Somchand Parmar

Ketan Jayantilal Chauhan

Ritesh Pankaj Solanki

Vishnu Hitesh Chauhan

 

P         W        D         L          F          A         Pts

            6          4          1          1          9          2          13

 

Finished 2nd in Group 2 and progressed to the quarterfinal where they were also narrowly beaten.

 

 

The eventual winners of this competition were LEICESTER who beat BIRMINGHAM in the Final.

 

 

 

OVER 40’s

The other team, London 2, consisted of,

Vijay Bulsara                         (capt)

Vijay Parmar                          (gk)

Hasu Parmar

Deepak Patel

Shashi Chauhan

Pradip Parmar

 

P         W        D         L          F          A         Pts

            4          1          1          2          4          5          4

 

Finished 3rd in the Group.

 

 

 

 

Special Award

Shashi Chauhan was awarded again the Most Senior Player Award. Well done Shashi!

Special Thanks

GAA London and the football coaching staff of Ajay Chauhan and Rakesh Chauhan would like to thank all those mums and wives who made and provided food and refreshments on the day. 

 

Also special thanks to:

 

Shashi Chauhan who provided Subway sandwiches for all our players.

 

Balwant Chauhan and Narendra Morar who assisted the MSA on the day.

 

A very special thanks to Neal Ashvin Chauhan who took photographs on the day that have captured all the memorable moments.

 

Also thankyou to all our volunteers who helped make the day run so smoothly.

 

Finally a huge thank you to all our wonderful supporters. They consisted of parents, wives, friends and family whose tremendous vocal support was greatly appreciated by all our teams.

 

 

Summary

GAA LONDON are proud to have achieved the following during the 2011 Mahasaba Tournament:

 

·        WINNERS                        12 & Unders

·        WINNERS                        Over 40’s

·        SEMI-FINALISTS            12 & Unders

·        QTR-FINALISTS Seniors (2 teams)    

 

·        GOLDEN BOOT             12 & Unders

·        GOLDEN BOOT             Over 40’s

·        WINNER                           Most Senior Player Award

 

 

Photos

Images of the day can be obtained via the following links….

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=NONONSENSE010468&target=ALBUM&id=5609164244765535265&authkey=Gv1sRgCIHpl7CdrO6PpQE&feat=email

https://picasaweb.google.com/106684605648500608448/GAAFootballTournament2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_Zoo6r-N2AwwE&feat=directlink

 

 

 

 

Future

Mochi football returns in October 2011.

 

 

Contact Details

Ajay Chauhan            07947 354302         

Rakesh Chauhan      07768 745352