Minerva Academy Football Club, Mohali registered a convincing 2-0 victory over Kenkre Football Club in Ludhiana on Tuesday to end their 2nd Division I-League First Round campaign on a high. Manvir Singh scored a brace to help Minerva Academy earn another three points to take the team’s tally to 19 from the possible 24.
With the 5-0 victory over PIFA Sports still fresh in mind, the Minervans took the field without Aji Demenenge, who is out with a suspension. Despite that, the Minervans attacked from the word go and right away unsettled the opponents.
With the vociferous fans backing this time, the Pride of Punjab took only 9 minutes to found the back of the net when Manvir Singh beautifully placed the ball pass the Kenkre goalkeeper.
Manvir came up with a scorcher from the edge of the box to make it 2-0 in the 15th minute of the match.
Despite the two goals lead, Minervans continued with their attacking brand of play and came close to scoring on three more occasions before the half time while the visitors were restricted to their own half barring the free-kick they got in the 27 minute.
The win today took Minerva’s wining tally to six out of eight matches. The remaining two ended in a draw and a loss. The six wins is the highest registered by any team from both the Eastern and the Western Conference.
The team will now go into break for few days and will look to upgrade the squad in the Winter Transfer window before the boys return to start preparation for the final round.