In Junior Boys, Kolkata, Goa, Kochi and Guwahati qualify for the semi finals of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Football Championship…

With a resounding 16-0 victory over Kochi’s Mar Augustines School, the senior girls of Rosary HSS, Goa, have booked a spot in the semi-finals. Chaturdash Palli High School, Kolkata is the other team to qualify from Group A having taken down the spirited girls from Dakshin Guwahati Junior College.

In Group B Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College, Mumbai sailed into the semi-finals with a dramatic 19-0 win over Ryan International School, Delhi.  Chennai girls from P.S Senior Secondary School also booked their spot in the semi-finals having trounced The Bishops School, Pune 8-0.

In the Junior Boys category, leaders of Group A, Kolkata based Chowbagha High School advanced to the semis defeating St Joseph’s Residential School, Chennai by a slender margin with a 2-1 score. Goan team Our Lady of Perpetual Succor High School, Goa claimed a 3-0 win over Delhi’s Tagore International School to book a berth in the semi-finals.

In Group B, Sacred Heart HSSS, Kochi and Sundarbari High School, Guwahati went head-to-head against each other in the final match of the league stage with the former stealing a win over the latter in an encounter which ended with a 3-1 score line. However, both teams wrestled their way into the semi – finals leaving behind Antonio Dsouza High School, Mumbai and JN Petit School, Pune.

Senior Girls:

Chaturdash Palli High School (Kolkata) vs Dakshin Guwahati Junior College (Guwahati)

The senior girls of Kolkata’s Chaturdash High School entered the semi-finals in style with a crushing 20-0 win over Dakshin Guwahati Junior College. Four of their players claimed hat tricks with Rakhi Kayal scoring six goals for her player of the match award. This win has put the Kolkata girls team on the second position with six points with the highest GD of 44.

Mar Augustines School (Kochi) vs Rosary Higher Secondary School (Goa)

With a resounding 16-0 victory over Kochi’s Mar Augustines School, the senior girls of Rosary HSS, Goa, have booked a spot in the semi-finals. Akshata Patil, who raked up five goals, was declared the player of the match. Anline Fernandes, Jeromina Colaco and Feebyl Andrade shone alongside Patil with hattricks to their names.

Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College (Mumbai) vs Ryan International School (Delhi)

Mumbai’s Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College sealed their berth in the Senior Girls category semi-finals after handing an embarrassing 19-0 defeat to the girls from Ryan International School, Delhi today. Ryan International School seemed to have no answer to the Mumbai girls’ attack with the latter team scoring as many as 5 hat-tricks in the match. Pooja Dhamal and Jyoti Mehra scored 4 goals each while Afreen Peerbhoy, Surthilakshmi Karamal and Pranali Shetty netted the ball thrice apiece. The win ensured that the Fr. Agnel girls enter into the semis with a clean sheet while Ryan International heads home winless.

P.S Senior Secondary School (Chennai) vs The Bishops School (Pune)

Claiming the second spot in Group B in the senior girl’s category the girls from Chennai’s P.S Senior Secondary School entered the semi-finals in style with a 8-0 win over The Bishops School Pune. The one-sided match saw it raining goals as The Bishops School Pune were unable to restrain the attacks of P.S Senior Secondary School, Chennai.

Junior Boys:

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School (Goa) vs Tagore International School (Delhi)

The junior boys of Goa’s Our Lady of Perpetual Succour HS claimed a 3-0 win over Delhi’s Tagore International School at the Cooperage Ground. With two wins from three matches the Goa team have qualified for the semi-finals. The Delhi boys, however, languish at the bottom of their table after failing to get a single victory.

Saint Joseph’s Residential School (Chennai) vs Chowbagha High School (Kolkata)

Consolidating their top spot in the group, Kolkata’s Chowbagha High School registered their third victory in the tournament – a 2-1 result against St. Joseph’s Residential School, Chennai. Kolkata’s midfielder, Zubair Qureshi was named the player of the match as his team cruised into the semi-finals. St. Joseph’s School began the match well with Joery Kharlukhi scoring a goal in the fourth minute. However, the game slipped away from their grasp as Manish Gupta and Bijoy Das struck to give Chowbagha a 2-1 victory.

Sacred Heart HSS (Kochi) vs Sundarbari High School (Guwahati)

Sacred Heart HSS, Kochi saw the team play out an exciting match with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Guwahati’s Sundarbari High School in the Junior Boys category match held here today. The team from Kochi seemed to be in command after taking an early lead and going into half time a goal in front with Nihal Sudeesh scoring in the 29th minute. Nihal followed this up with another strike scoring in the 34th minute. Sundarbari High School tried to come back in to the match with a goal by Sunu Das in the 46th minute but it was soon and countered by Kochi’s Abhinav Suresh four minutes later. Both teams qualify for the semi finals

J N Petit School (Pune) vs Antonio Dsouza High School (Mumbai)

J N Petit School, Pune and Antonio Dsouza High School, Mumbai played out an entertaining

​3​-3​ draw in the penultimate game of the group stages. Umair Ansari gave Antonio Dsouza HS the lead in the second minute of the game. J N Petit bounced back from the early set back to equalise in the 20th min via Atharva Lonkar. In the Second half of the game both teams went out on an all-out attack to win the game. The game ended 3-3 with a splendid performance by the teams. Both teams however, failed to qualify for the semi-finals.