NNMHSS, Chelembra, Kerala, scored 23 goals against St. Francis Xavier High School, Daman & Diu, to record their second win at the 61st Subroto Cup international junior soccer tournament here on Thursday.
Major Dhyan Chand Sports College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Mingmang Nalbari High School, Assam, and Government Chawngfianga Middle School, Mizoram also achieved their second win in their respective groups. The matches were played at four venues.
Jijin PP scored six goals for the Kerala school, while Mohammed Jishan and Aman Mohammed each scored five. Jaizal P who scored a hat-trick, Abhinay PS and Wasim Mustafa are the other scorers as NNMHSS completed a great win in the Pool H clash. In the other pool match Sainik School, Imphal, Manipur beat Pathways School, Noida 8-0.
Major Dhyan Chand Sports College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh posted a narrow 2-1 win over Kamala Devi Public School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh to earn their second victory in a row.
However, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Imphal, Manipur, fell 1-0 to Mingmang Nalbari High School, Assam, in a Group E match. It was the second win for the Assam team in as many matches.
Schools from Uttar Pradesh and Assam will battle for a place in the quarter-finals in tomorrow’s Group E final match.
There are a total of eight groups, and the team that tops the group will qualify for the quarterfinals.
Government Chawngfianga Middle School, Mizoram edged out Zinc Football Academy, Rajasthan, 2-1 to record their second victory in a Group B match.
In Group A, Sankar International School, Fatehabad, Haryana, fell to the National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2-0, while Government Model High School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, beat Maharana Pratap Sports College, Dehradun, Uttrakhand 1- 0 to record his first victory in the tournament.
What is the Subroto Cup?
Subroto Cup is an annual inter-school football tournament held in New Delhi. Named after the Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force Subroto Mukerjee, the tournament started in 1960. Students from different countries in Asia participate in this tournament.
The tournament is the brainchild of Subroto Mukerjee, who conceived the idea in 1958 when he was the Chief of the Air Staff. The first tournament was held in 1960, with the participation of 50 schools. Since 1998, the tournament has been played in two age groups, Sub-Junior (U-14 years) and Junior (U-17 years). Madhyamgram High School, West Bengal holds the record for winning this tournament (Under-17) the most times (7), which included a treble of titles from 1981 to 1983.