CHANDIGARH, AUG 25 :Hosts St Xavier’s High School of Panchkula went down fighting to Mount Carmel of Chandigarh in tie-breaker by 3-4 in the quarter-final of the 2nd Chairman’s Cup Soccer Tournament being organized by St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula at Satluj Public School ground in Sector 4 Panchkula on Monday.
After teams were locked one-all in the regulation period, the tie-breaker rule was applied to break the deadlock. In tie-breaker, Mount Carmel, Sector 47 converted their penalties through Parmesh, Jashanpal Singh Randhawal and Arshdeep. For Xavier’s Rishab and Gurnihal converted their spot kicks.
In the regulation period, St Xavier’s School forged ahead as Rishab found the Mount Carmel defence napping. On crossing over, Mount Carmel neutralized the lead through Jashanpal Randhawa in the 31st minute.
The semi-final line-up is: DPS Pinjore vs Ryan International, Chandigarh and DPS ‘B’ vs Mount Carmel, Chandigarh. Both semi-finals will be played in morning while the final is slated for 12.30 p.m tomorrow.
Ryan International blanked Saupin’s School, Sector 32, Chandigarh by 2-0 in the quarter-final match. Gagan opened Ryan’s account in the 16th minute while Ruchiru doubled the victory margin with a 34th minute goal.
DPS, Pinjore proved too strong for Yadvindera Public School of Mohali whom they handed out a 5-1 drubbing. Qazi and Sachit contributed a brace each. Qazi scored in the 12th and 25th minutes while Sachit’s goals came in the 14th and 26th minutes. Earlier Mudit Gulati had given DPS the lead with a sixth minute goal.
The lone goal for YPS came from the boot of Mridul in the fifth minute.
DPS ‘B’ Pinjore stormed into the semi-final at the expense of Saupin’s School of Panchkula whom they beat by 2-0. Aditya Vatds and Prateek found the net in the 4th and 27th minutes, respectively.
Earlier, pre-quarter-final round matches were played. Saupin’s School of Chandigarh eked out a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St Anne’s School, also of Chandigarh.
The all-important goal was scored by Pranshu with a long ranger from the right flank in the 32nd minute. Saupin’s could have won the match with a bigger margin had they converted all the chances which came their way. On a number of occasions, their strikers misdirected their shots or shot straight into the hands of Anne’s custodian.
Saupin’s School of Panchkula scored a facile 3-0 victory over St Xavier’s School of Panchkula. Akshay Gulati (3rd), Shanu Goel (20th) and Maninderjit (22nd) were their scorers.
Yadvindra Public School of Mohali defeated St Xavier’s School of Chandigarh with an aggregate 4-3 margin in tie-breaker after sharing two goals in the regulation period. St Xavier’s drew the first blood through Austin in the 5th minute. Kanwar Bhardwaj restored parity for YPS in the 35th minute. Aman Sharma, Vishwapreet and Sehaj Singh converted their penalties as YPS emerge winners. For Xavier’s Austin and Ben converted their spot kicks.
Scoring one goal in each half, Ryan International School, Chandigarh defeated Little Flower Convent School by 2-0. Amit (5th) and Karan (27th) scored one goal each.
Delhi Public School A team routed Satluj Public School Panchkula by 5-0. Chittorjeet was their star performer by netting three goals, no hat-trick. He struck in the 5th and 25th minutes. Sochit also got a brace (6th, 9th minutes). Qazi contributed one goal which he scored in the 14th minute.
DPS B team got the better of Holly Child of Panchkula by a lone goal scored by Aditya Vats in the 12th minute.
The last pre-quarter-final match ended in a walkover for St Xavier’s Panchkula as their rivals St Peter’s School, Chandigarh played truant.
St Xavier’s Schools chairman Andrew J Gosain graced the occasion on the opening day of the tournament.
Results: Q-finals: DPS B Pinjore (Aditya 4th, Prateek 27th) bt Saupin’s School, Panchkula by 2-0. DPS Pinjore (Qazi 12th, 25th, Sachit 14th, 26th, Mudit Gulati 6th) bt YPS Mohali (Mridul 5th) by 5-1. Ryan International, Chandigarh (Gagan 16th, Ruchiru 34th) bt Saupin’s School, Chandigarh by 2-0. Mount Carmel, Chandigarh (Jashanpal Randhawa 31st minute, Parmesh, Jashanpal Randhawa and Arshdeep Singh penalties) bt St Xavier’s Panchkula (Rishab 19th, Rishab and Gurnihal penalties) by 4-3.
(Pre-Quarter-finals): DPS Pinjore ‘B’ (Aditya Vats 12th minute) bt Holly Child, Panchkula by 1-0. DPS ‘A’ Pinjore (Chittorjeet, 5th, 25th, Sochit 6th, 9th, Qazi 14th) bt Satluj School, Panchkula by 5-0. YPS Mohali (Kanwar Bhardwaj 35th. Aman Sharma, Vishwapreet, Sehaj Singh convert penalties in tie-breaker) bt St Xavier’s Chandigarh (Austin 5th, Austin and Ben penalties) by 4-3 on penalties. Ryan International, Chandigarh (Amit 5th, Karan 27th) bt Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula by 2-0.
Saupin’s School, Panchkula (Akshay Gulati 3rd, Shanu Goel 20th, Maninderjit 22nd) btSt Xavier’s Mohali by 3-0. Saupin’s School, Chandigarh (Pranshu 32nd) bt St Anne’s Chandigarh by 1-0. St Xavier’s Panchkula w/o St Peter’s School, Chandigarh.