The first quarter-final in the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium Meghalaya will clash with Haryana and in the second, Army Boys will meet Goa…
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 spite drawing goalless with Arunachal Boys, squeezed into the quarter-finals to complete the first set of line-up.
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 as practice games 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 poolA 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, unimportant matches in pool C at NWC, 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.