CHANDIGARH, SEPT 3 :Powerful Indian Football Academy of Kolkata and Mahilpur Football Academy of Hoshiarpur whipped their respective rivals with big margins in the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for Under-17 being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department here on Wednesday.
Indian Football Association served a stern warning to their opponents as they thrashed Delhi Soccer Association by 12-1 magin in a group D match. The winners led 7-0 at half time.
Playing their first match, IFA XI displayed their skills as they forced DSA to fight with their backs to the wall. Their trio of Hemanta Topo (6th, 18th, 34th minutes(, Deepankar Sarkar (28th, 39th, 66th) and Muzzafar Ali (15th, 20th, 75th) repeatedly pierced their rivals defence to rain goals. Sila Ditta (71st), Diplad Bera (79th) and Azharu Deen Molan (89th) contributed one goal each.
The face-saving goal for Delhi Soccer Association was netted by Manhar Gopal in the 63rd minute. Bhupinder of DSA was warned for deliberately handling the ball in the 68th minute.
It was IFA’s first triumph and that too with an impressive margin. Out of two matches DSA have played so far, they suffered their defeat.
The Mahilpur area of Punjab is known as football nursery. They yet again proved it as Mahilpur Football Academy handed out a 11-0 drubbing to Chattisgarh Football Academy at the Sector 17 Football Stadium.
Functioning as a well-knit team, Mahilpur FA scored through Iqbal Singh (3), Rajbir Singh Junior (3), Deepak (3), Rajbir Singh Senior (1) and Sagar Satija (1) were the scorers.
Zaved Khan of Chattisgarh FA was shown red card for dangerous play in the 80th minute. Taha Hussain (49th minute) and Irfan Changal (30th) were given yellow cards for their unsporting behaviour.
A late second-half goal by SK Rehan helped Rohit Football Academy of Orissa snatch a point from Madhya Pradesh Football Association as they played a one-all draw in their group A match. The first half produced no goal. On crossing over, Madhya Pradesh forged ahead in the 75th minute when Prati Kanojia’s 22-yard powerful drive his the second bar. Rohit Football Academy hit back and neutalised the lead in the 88the minute through SK Rehan whose shot went in after hitting the first pole.
Sharad Rajaz of Madhya Pradesh was given a yellow card as he deliberatly pushed the RFA goalkeeper. Prati Kanojia of MP was also shown yllow card in the 61st minute for rough play. Two mor players SK Rehan and Budhav Naik, both of Rohit FA were given yellow card for deliberte rough play.
Tamil Nadu Football Academy tasted their first triumph after defeating Steadfast Sports Academy of Mumbai by 3-0. Steadfast Sports Academy suffered their second successive defeat while it was TN’s first win from two matches they have played so far. Edwin Sydney scored two goals. His first goal came in the15th minute and second in the 76 minute. In between A Sakthbvl in the 3rd minute.
The Bihar Football Association outplayed Cantonment Board Senior Secondary School by 5-2 in a group B match. Suman Kumar hogged the limelight as he pumped in four goals, including a hat-trick. His goals came in the 3rd, 44th, 56th and 87th minutes. Mohd Aftab Alam made one goal in the 59th minute.
For Cantonment Board Senior Seconday School, Jalandhar, Navdeep Singh (16th) and Gurjit Singh (81st) reduced the margin.
Bihar’s Karamvir Kumar (14th), Chandan Kumar (29th) and Aftab Alam (77th) were cautioned for rough play. Harjinder Singh of Cantonment Board was shown yellow card in the 63rd minute for rough tackling.