14th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All India Football Tournament


Chandigarh, 24th September : Alpha News India :— Defending champion Football Club Pune City defeated Amarjit Football Academy by 3 – 0 in their first match of 14th Administrator’s Challenge Cup at All India Football Tournament for boys U – 17 year played at Sector-42, Sports Complex, Chandigarh today.
Both the teams played tough however it was F.C. Pune city that opened the gate walve in the 23rd minute. Striker Shimthang H scored first goal with a superb side volley off a cross given to him by Shreepat. The winners were leading by 1 – 0 at the breather. After the half time F.C. Pune city pumped tow more goals. It was again Shimthang H who scored the second goal in the 62nd minute.
In the second match Navi Mumbai Football Academy defeated J.J. Soccer Football Academy Bangalore by 3 – 1.
Mohan of J.J. Soccer Academy Bangalore opened the Account in the 11th Minute of play. After conceding early goal Mumbai lads came up in a whirl wind fashion and Sohail Shaikh scored equalizer in the 18thminute of play. Navi Mumbai football academy was leading by 2 – 1 at the breather and Sohail Shaikh scored the third goal for Navi Mumbai in the 80th minute of play.
In the third match of the day Dalbir Football Academy defeated Pride Sports Delhi by 4 – 1. Amandeep Singh of Dalbir scored two goals for his team in the 18th and 81st minutes of play. Gurpreet and Gaurav were the other scorers who scored one goal each in 10th and 14th minute respectively.
In the fourth match of the day Baichung Bhutia football School defeated Sekri Sports Association Gurdaspur.
Local contender Youngsters Club hammered Gujarat football Academy by huge margin of 10-0 in a one sided affair at Sector-17, Football Stadium. Karamjit was the hero of   the day who scored  4 goals for his team in 4th , 30th, 87th and 88th minutes of play. Rohit scored two goals in 36th and 38th minute of play. Karamjit also scored two goals in 41stand 65th minutes of play, whereas Jaskaran and Amanpreet were the other scorers for Youngsters who scored one goal each in the 65th and 90th minutes respectively. 
The other team from city beautiful edge past KUCT Howrah in a well contested match at Sector-42, Sports Complex by the narrow margin of 2-1. Both the teams exhibited skillful game right from the word go. KUCT Howrah drew first blood in the 4th minute of play when Faruk scored the goal with a calculated loafed shoot. The winners were leading by 1-0 at the half time.
After the half time both the teams played well but no goal was scored upto 83rd minute of play. Chandigarh lads mounted pressure in the last dying minutes and able to score the goal in 83rd minute when Sukhandeep Singh scored a good goal from difficult angle. The winning goal was scored by Gurkeerat for Chandigarh in 90th minute of play. Amandeep Singh of Chandigarh was shown yellow card by the referee as caution.
In the last match played at Sector-17 Football stadium Thou Football Academy Manipur thrashed Haryana by 7-0. L. Benson scored three goals, L. Robinson scored two goals whereas Dillu and Ronanl Pao scored one goal each in 90th and 90+1 minutes of play. T. Thoi Singh and L. Robinson of Thou Manipur were cautioned by the referee and shown yellow card.
1.   Navi Mumbai Football Academy V/s D.S. Nadiya, Kolkata                          08:00 AM (Sector-42)
2.   Amarjit Football Academy Kurali V/s Dalbir Academy, Patiala                    08:00 AM (Sector-17)
3.   J.J. Soccer Academy, Bangalore V/s Minvera Football Academy                  10:00 AM (Sector-17)
4.   Sekri Sports Association, Gurdaspur V/s Mahilpur Football Academy          04:00 PM (Sector-17)

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