CHANDIGARH, SEPT 4 :Hot favourites Chandigarh Administration Football Academy and strong contenders Mahilpur Football Academy maintained their winning streak with impressive victories over their respective rivals in the Rs 75,000 Prize Money+Hospitality 6th Administrator’s Challege Cup All-India Football Tournament for Under-17 being conducted by the Chandigarh Sports Department here today.
Chandigarh Football Academy, a venture of the Chandigarh Administration, outclassed Tamil Nadu Football Association with half a dozen goals without reply in their group A match.
It was their third successive victory from as many matches and strengthened their chances of qualifying to the semi-final phase. They had earlier mauled Steadfast Sports Academy of Mumbai by 9-0 and Haryana Football Association by 7-0.
Well nursed and nourished the CF Academy boys have yet to concede a goal while they have 22 goals in their favour from three matches. They will play Rohit Football Academy of Orissa on September 5 and finish their league programme with a match against Madhya Pradesh on September 7.
Scoring three goals in each half, CFA proved too good for Tamil Nadu FA. Pankaj Negi opened the CFA account in the fourth minute. Gagandeep quickly added one it in the 16th minute. Gagan also scored his team’s fifth goal in the 63rd minute.
Abhrahim KC Lalchhuanmawia (29th), Sachin (47th) and Rajinder Kumar (89th) chipped in with one goal each to swell the winners’ tally.
Santosh Kumar and R Bharat Arun, of Tamil Nadu, received yellow cards in the 43rd and 55th minutes, respectively.
Abhrahim KC Lalchhuanmawia of CFA was cautioned in the 75th minute.
Later in the evening session, Mahilpur Football Academy toyed with Delhi Soccer Association whom they routed by 9-0 in a group D fixture. Deepak became man of the match by scoring five goals, including performing a hat-trick.. His goals came in the 31st, 33rd, 36th, 53rd and 76th minutes. Rajbir Junior registered a brace (27th and 29th minutes). Daljit Singh (58th) and Gurlal Singh (78th) got one goal each.
Kunal of DSA was shown red card for dangerous play in the 66th minute. Miland and Bhupinder, both of DSA, were cautioned for rough play. Daljit Singh of Mahilpur FA also was penalised for rough play in the 75th minute
It was Mahilpur FA’s second win in succession from two matches.DSA completed their league programme with one win and two defeats and have made their exit.
In another lope-sided group A match, Rohit Football Academy of Orissa defeated Haryana Football Association by 5-0. It was Rohit FA’s second win. In their earlier matches, they had defeated Tamil Nadu Football Association by 4-3 and drew 1-1 with Madhya Pradesh Football Association. H Kabrar (13th), Asif Ali (15th), Abdul Kadim (64th), SK Rehan (72nd) and Santosh (76th) netted one goal each as Rohit FA outplayed HFA.
Their match against Chandigarh Football Association on September 5 will be crucial.
In another match, Punjab Football Association outplayed Himachal Pradesh by 6-0. PFA have one win and one defeat from two matches they have played so far.
PFA today scored through Manpreet Kumar (2nd, 20th minutes), Kulvir Singh (5th), Amitpal Singh (9th, 14th) and Bongu Singh (42nd). PFA’s two players — Kulbir Singh (47th) and Manpreet Kumar (69th) were shown yellow cards for rough play.
In an inconsequential group A encounter, Madhya Pradesh FA blanked Steadfast Sports Academy of Mumbai by 5-0. Prati Kanojia (43rd, 78th), Jubeer Ahmed (53rd), Nitin Rajak (71st) and Pardeep Bisht (81st) were the winners scorers. Amit Khare (16th) and Kuldeep Kumar (23rd) of MP FA received cautioned for rough play, Pramod Pandey of Steadfast SA was penalised (yellow card) for deliberately handling the ball in the 35th minute
Friday’s fixtures: At Sector 42 Stadium: Rohit FA Orissa vs Chandigarh Football Academy (7 a.m.), Haryana FA vs MP FA (8.30 a.m.), Chattisgarh FA vs IFA Kolkata ( (10 a.m.).
At Sector 17 Football Stadium: Mohun Bagan vs Bihar Football Association (7 a.m), St Stephen’s Football Academy vs HP FA (4.30 p,.m.)