CHANDIGARH, AUG 30 ; DAV Football Coaching Centre, Sector-8 defeated Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, School-22 by 2-0 in the final of Pt. Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament organized by the Chandigarh Football Association at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.
Both the teams started the game at a brisk pace and the Shishu Niketan boys were quick to initiate their first move in the 5th minute of the game when Jagbir passed the ball from midfield to Sahil Thapa who squared it to Jigmeet but he failed to put the ball into the net and shot wide.
Stunned with the reverses, the DAV boys attacked from the left side as Milan, side-stepped two defenders and gave a good pass to Robin whose shot went wide. In the mean time Yash of Shishu Niketan took a stinging shot at rivals goal. However, an alert DAV goalkeeper Krishanpal smartly collected the ball.
DAVSSS kept the pressure and Rahul dribbled past a host of Shishu Niketan defendants and gave a defence slitting pass to Robin in the 28th minute who deftly put the ball past Shishu Niketan goal for their 1st goal. DAV led with a 1-0 lead in the first half.
The second half of the match was equally poised in the initial stages but then DAV boys started putting pressure and their efforts bore fruits in the 45th minute when right striker Dhan Raj passed the ball to Rahul, who was quick to give a back pass to Robin, who was again on target to give his team a 2-0 lead.
Mr Om Parkash Sharma was the chief guest and gave away prizes to the winners and runners-up teams.