New Delhi, October 8: The Girls Senior Secondary School from Bhiwani will take on Sports School from Kohima in the final of the Under-17 Junior Girls at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium on October 10.
In the semifinals played at the same venue today, the Haryana girls outscored Umthli Secondary School from Meghalaya with an 8-0 verdict while a solitary goal from Nenneiuah in the 51st minute saw the Nagaland girls take their appointed place, beating Government Mizo High School (NCC) from Aizawl.
In fact, the contrasting semi-finals, one could witness a proper game plan devised by the Bhiwani girls against their Meghalaya rivals. Attacking from the word go, they had complete control over the match, as was evident from the deep inroads they made.
On the other hand, the girls from Meghalaya, on a tight leash, failed to pierce through the strong defence of Haryana.
Rajini Bala and Tamanna struck within a minute of each other in the fourth and fifth to surge ahead. Then Nisha and Sushma followed suit in the 17th and 18th minute to swell their tally and before the teams went for break Nisha struck once more as Haryana led 5-0.
After return, Nisha hit the target twice for her four goals and Smiksha completed the rout.
Goa, Haryana in boys quarters
A brace from Utkarsh helped the Haryana Boys defeat the Madhya Pradesh School 2-0 and secure a quarter-final for them in the U-17 Junior Boys section. In another match, Goa in-spite of drawing goalless with Arunachal Boys, squeezed into the quarter-finals.
The first quarter-final in the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, Meghalaya will clash with Haryana and in the second, Army Boys will meet Goa.
H Elias High School from the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya and the Army Boys Coy from pool C, having already qualified, went through the formalities of completing their pool engagements in pools A and C, yet again stamped their authority against Krida Prabodhini, Pune and Mamta Modern School, Vikas Puri.
Their 4-2 winning margins were of mere academic interests.
These matches did not arouse much interest except providing practice for the winners. For Meghalaya, Mahesh Singh, Seimingthang (2) and Santosh Singh scored while it was Vishwanath and S.K. Jawwad who scored for their rivals at the Ambedkar Stadium this morning.
Th Premjit, Dip Majumdar (2) and Bishal Chhetri (2) were the goal-scorers for the Army Boys and Shubham and Danish fired in for the Vikas Puri outfit.
In other inconsequential pool A matches, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Chandigarh beat Maharana Pratap Sports College (Uttarakhand) 3-1, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi IPSC downed Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Lakshadweep 2-1.
Colombo team outplayed
Similarly, matches in pool C, Navrachna International School, from Gujarat humiliated Defence Services College from Sri Lanka 8-0, even as the State Sports Academy, from Nagaland downed St. Javier Higher Sec School from Chhattisgarh 2-0.
Surprisingly, every opponent consistently outplayed the boys from Colombo, who had failed to even draw a single match, let alone winning one.
In pool D, Sainik School struck as many as five against The Air Force School, New Delhi, to complete another formality. Ujjwal, Indra Kumar (2), Zabeth and Thunagama scored the goals. In an afternoon match, BSL+2 High School from Bokaro (Jharkhand) thrashed NLC Boys Hr Sec School, Neyveli (Tamil Nadu) 6-0, thanks to Mangal SingMh three strikes along with Kipgen, Michael and Nima Rinchen.
The boys from Chandrapur High School (Assam) bamboozled 17 times their rivals in pool B with no reply from the Coast Guard Public School from Daman and West Bengal’s North Parganas schoolboys beat Kerala 1-0.
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