CHANDIGARH, SEPT 5
Hosts and strong contenders Chandigarh Football Academy, well-balanced St. Stephen’s Football Academy and title aspirants Rurka Kalan Football Academy stormed into the semi-finals of the 7th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 42 Sports Complex and the Sector 17 Football Stadium here.
Rurka Kalan Football Academy blanked local New Public School-18 by 3–0. Both teams raided the deference line of each other with threatening moves. However, the Rurka Kalan boys started asserting themselves as they scored their first goal through Aprit Pal in the 24 th minute to put pressure on their rivals.
On crossing over the teams adopted a cautious approach. Rurka Kalan dominated the last quarter of the game.Papai netted the second and third goals his team in the 84th and 86th minutes. Rurka Kalan by securing full nine points in Group D qualified for semi-finals. They will face winners of Group A on Sepetmber 8 at 3.30 p.m
Cantonment Board of Jalandhar outscored S.S.A. Mizoram by 4 – 1. Rubal Preet scored brace by scoring for the winners in the 11th and 59th minutes. Aman Preet Singh and Karam Preet Singh contributed one goal each in the 55th and 59th minutes, respectively. Havar Singh, Aman Preet Singh and Karam Preet Singh of Cantt. Board were cautioned by the feferee for unsporting behavior. The lone goal for S.S.A. Mizoram was scored by Joseph in the 53rd minute.
In an inconsequential match Rajasthan F.A. and Indian Tigers Mumbai shared the points as they played 2 – 2 draw. Prashik of Indian Tigers Mumbai scored first goal in the 5th minute. Ajay Singh of Rajasthan scored equalizer in the 31st minute. Lokesh of Indian Tigers scored second goal for his team in 65th minute while Nitesh of Rajasthan equalized in the 74th minute. Kartik and Nikihl of Indian Tigers Mumbai and Ajay of Rajasthan were shown yellow card for indulging of rough play.
In a match played at the Sector17 Football Stadium, St. Stephen’s Football Academy proved too good for B.H.School Srinagar whon they routed by 4 – 0. Sandesh scored in 9th and 21st minutes After the lemon break Harpree Bedi of St. Stephen’s booted home in the 81st and 85th minutes
Local favopurites Chandigarh Football Academy outclassed Mahilpur Football Academy 5-1 at the Sector 17 Football Stadium. The state-run C.F.Academy were playing short grounder passes and on the other hand Mahilpur lads exhibited Punjab style of long, high passes.
Gagandeep of C.F.A. scored with solo efforts in the 15th minute. In the 34th minute C.F.A. lads initiated a good move from the left flank and K.C. Lal sent a superb cross in the penalty of the Mahilpur where alert Rajinder of C.F.A. scored the second goal with a fine header. It was again Rajinder who scored third goal in the 45th minute.
At the half time the C.F.A. were leading by 3 – 0. Amandeep scored fourth goal for C.F.A. in the 60th minute. The solitary goal for Mahilpur was scored by Rajbir in the 84th minut. . Sumit Passi rounded off the winners’ tally in the 86th minute.
Amandeep of C.F.A. was a shown yellow card by the feferee for rough tackling of a Mahilpur player from behind.
Tomorow's fixtures: Daman & Diu F.A. vs Indian Tigers Mumbai 8.00 a.m – Sector-42. Cantt. Board Jalandhar vs N.P.S. Chd - 10.00 a.m – Sector-42 . Brasil F.A. Goa vs M.P. F.A. - 2.00 p.m – Sector-17 and I.F.A Kolkata vs Daman & Diu F.A. - 4.00 p.m – Sector-17.