In other morning matches in the same pool, Mamta Modern School, Vikas Puri (Delhi), defeated Gujarat’s Navrachna International School 10-0 with Himanshu (3) and Abhishek (2) being major contributors, while Army Boys Coy, Bangalore, downed St Javier Higher Secondary School from Chhattisgarh 6-1—Dip Majumdar scored four with a hat-trick. Anand Kumar’s footwork saw Chhattisgarh open cursory account.
In comparison, at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School from Chandigarh beat Govt. Sr. Sec. School from Lakshadweep 4-1, Elias Higher Sec. School from Meghalaya beat Maharana Pratap Sports College (Uttarakhand) 2-0 and Krida Prabodhini from Pune outwitted IPSC 5-3 in pool A matches.
Though the Modern School boys lost 3-5, they bravely fought until the decisive goals were struck by V. Shelke in the 53rd and 70th minute.
In Pool D, The Air Force School drew 1-1 with Arunachal Pradesh even as the Haryana boys gave a 7-0 thrashing to the Daman school team in Pool B. Utkarsh Baisala was the star for the winners again with three strikes.
In other pool matches, Sainik School beat the boys from Tamil Nadu 6-1, with a five-in-a-row feat from Indra Kumar, Goa beat Jharkhand 2-1, Kerala downed Assam 2-0, West Bengal scored 7-0 win over Madhya Pradesh boys.