After playing a goalless draw against Southern Railway SA, Chennai, in the regulation time, BDFA XI routed the Chennai team 4-2 in penalty shoot-out. Rakesh Babu, Hayath Khalandar, Chethan Kumar, and Prakash scored for BDFA XI and Riju and John Arulraj scored for the loosing team.
With this win, the winner of the 2006 edition reached the semi final of this biennial knock-out tournament.
BDFA XI will play their semifinal match on Thursday, January 27, 3.45 pm. In other first-round match, another Bangalore team, Army Greens will play against State Bank of India S&RC, Chennai tomorrow, January 19, 3.45 pm.