Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: NNMHSS, Chelembra, Kerala, celebrated Onam in style, thrashing St. Francis Xavier High School, Daman & Diu 23-0 to register their second win of the 61st Subroto Cup International Football tournament here on Thursday .
Major Dhyan Chand Sports College, Lucknow, Mingmang Nalbari High School, Assam and Govt. Chawngfianga Middle School, Mizoram, also recorded their second wins in their respective pools to inch closer towards a place in the quarter finals, on match day three of the Under-14 group stage games being played here across four different locations.
Jijin PP scored six goals for the Kerala team while Mohammed Jishan and Aman Mohammed scored five each. Jaizal P also scored a hat-trick while Abhinay PS and Wasim Mustafa scored a brace of goals each to complete a dominant performance in the Pool H clash.
In the other match of the pool Sainik School, Imphal, beat Pathways School, Noida 8 – 0.
Major Dhyan Chand Sports College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh beat Kamala Devi Public School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 2 – 1 to register their second win on the trot while Mingmang Nalbari High School, Assam beat Kendriya Vidyalaya, Imphal, by a solitary goal, thereby also making it two wins out of two in Pool E.
That makes their clash tomorrow the decider for the pool topper’s position.
Govt. Chawngfianga Middle School, Mizoram beat Zinc Football Academy, Rajasthan, 2 – 1, to also register their second win of the tournament in a Pool B match. In Pool A, National Cadet Corps (NCC) beat Sankar International School, Fathehabad 2- 0 and Govt. Model High School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, beat Maharana Pratap Sports College, Dehradun, 1 – 0 to notch up their first wins in the tournament. There are a total of eight pools and one top team from each qualify for the quarter-finals.