CHANDIGARH, OCT 22 :St Stephen’s Football Club of Sector 45 will lock horns with DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 in the final of the Senior Chandigarh Women Football Championship for the Kapania Memorial Trophy tomorrow at 9.15 a.m. at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here.
St Stephen’s FC today topped their four-team pool B with an all-win record after beating Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women of Sector 26 by 2-0. It was third successive triumph for Stephen”s Football Club. With nine points points Stephen’s emerged group leaders.
St Stephen’s opened their account in the 21st minute when they were awarded a free kick on top of the box after a SGGS College for Women defender handled the ball. Shikha Sharma shot into the far corner of the goal.
Stephen’s increased their lead in the 56th minute as Simran Sidhu unleashed a powerful shot off a pass from Meena. Stephen’s could have scored more goals but a crowded SGGS College for Women defence restricted the victory margin. SGGS College for Women goalkeeper also made some good saves.
Chandigarh Football Association Coaching Centre, Sector 45 and Sacred Heart School, Sector 26 played a goalless draw and split points. CFA Coaching Centre finished runners-up in group B with four points with one win and one draw. Secred Heart completed their pool programe with two points from two draws. SGGS College for Women had a solitary point to their credit from a draw against Sacred Heart.
From Group A, DAVSSS-8 had topped with six points from two matches. Carmel Convent of Sector 9 recorded their first win today as they beat Saupin’s School, Sector 32 by 2-0. They forged ahead in the fifth minute. Ishita Bansal initiated a move and passed the ball to Garima Kaushal who released the ball to Namrata Geisinger to do the rest.
A combined move among Meghna Bhasin, Sanjana Bhatia and Namrata Geisinger resulted in a goal scored by the last named in the 40th minute.
Carmel Convent finished the league fixture with three points from one win. Saupin School were third without an point. MCM DAV College, the fourth team in this pool, had pulled out of the tournament.