New Delhi: Kalyangarh Bidyamandir, West Bengal ensured that the under-14 boys final of the 53rd Subroto Cup football tournament by getting the better of Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Meghalaya 4-3 in tie breaker.
The second semifinal though had its thrilling moments, with both teams building up attacks but some brilliant save from both the goalkeepers insured the result was goalless in the stipulated 50 minutes of the match. The deadlock continued in the extra time too and later in a thrilling penalty shootout, Sana Singh and Yami Longvah missed the spot kick for the Meghalaya team.
The Bengal team managed to hold their nerve and their by sealed their berth in the final with a score of 4-3. Kalyangarh Bidyamandir will now face Greenwood School, Nagaland in the finals of the U-14 Category.
In the girl’s section, Government Higher Secondary School, Nagaland sailed into the quarterfinals from Girl’s U-17 Group III with a 4-1 victory over Government High School, Alkapuri, Haryana, while Maharashtra’s Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir kept their hopes of advancing to the last eight stage with a 7-0 victory over Government Senior Secondary School, Car Nicobar.
Pravara Vidya Mandir will now face Government High School, Alkapuri in a virtual knock out game in their last league encounter and need an outright victory to advance. A draw will be enough for Alkapuri school to advance on better goal difference.
In the days other matches, the girls from Afghanistan were inconsolable after they went down 9-0 against Oriental English School, Manipur in their second league encounter.
The girls of Raba Balkhi School in Kabul had come to India with the hope of putting up a good show but were unable to weave any magic against their hosts.
GIRLS Group III: Government Higher Secondary School, Nagaland 4 (Thenourusoo 17, 46; Ruth 33, 49) bt Government High School, Alkapuri 1 (Sanju
Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir 7 (S Punam 24; K Priti 28, 46; Raut 32, 34; P Pooja 39, 46) bt Government Senior Secondary School, Car Nicobar 0
Group IV: Oriental English School, Manipur 9 (Zinnia Devi 2, 25); M K Kashmina 9, 36, S Ranjana Chano 12; Lalam Haokip 16; Anjali Devi 19; Lhingneikip Kips 24, 38) bt Raba Balkhi School, Afghanistan 0
U-14 Boys Semi Final:
Kalyangarh Bidyamandir, West Bengal 4 bt Greenwood School, Nagaland 3 (in Tri breaker)
By Indian Sports News Network