Viva edges past Mumbai FC 1-0

Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 22:07 PM IST

Kannur: Hosts Viva Kerala, lived upto their expectation to edge out Mumbai FC by a solitary goal and garnered full points in a round match in the I-League Football Championship at the Jawahar Municipal stadium.
Kannur: Hosts Viva Kerala, lived upto their expectation to edge out Mumbai FC by a solitary goal and garnered full points in a round match in the I-League Football Championship at the Jawahar Municipal stadium.

The all important goal which ultimately turned out to be the match winner was scored by hardworking striker Felix in the 36th minute of the first half.

With this win Viva, who are currently in the tenth position, have accumulated 22 points from 21 matches and have five more matches in hand.

The goal-bound move had emanated from the centre circle after Felix had gathered a stray ball. Felix sped fast dodging past a couple of defenders and let go a booming shot which beat the Mumbai goalkeeper Ishan Bednath hands down, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The all important goal which ultimately turned out to be the match winner was scored by hardworking striker Felix in the 36th minute of the first half.

With this win Viva, who are currently in the tenth position, have accumulated 22 points from 21 matches and have five more matches in hand.

The goal-bound move had emanated from the centre circle after Felix had gathered a stray ball. Felix sped fast dodging past a couple of defenders and let go a booming shot which beat the Mumbai goalkeeper Ishan Bednath hands down, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Viva were unfortunate not to have consolidated their position in the 42nd minute, but Pradeep`s powerful shot kissed the bar and flew out.

The second session saw the Mumbai team going all out for the equaliser, but could not covert the couple of chances that came in their favour.

PTI