In the six-teams league encounter at the Bala Gangadharanatha Swamy International Residential School ground, Bangalore, here on Tuesday, Government Sports High School, Bangalore played an 1-1 draw with CRPF School, Rohini, Delhi, in their second match of the Inter-City Leg of the Under-14 Mahindra Youth Football Challenge.
In other matches, Sukanta Nagar Vidyaniketan, Kolkatta thrashed Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai 5-0, while St. Joseph’s BHH School, Calicut played a goal less drew with Infant Jesus High School, Goa.
The Mahindra Youth Football Challenge is the Mahindra Group’s commitment to promote football at the grassroots level. The company has partnered with Scottish football giants, Celtic Football Club, who will take on the responsibility of training and developing young talent identified through the initiative.
It was tough and close contest between two equally matched teams, with the game getting quite physical in patches. It was a flying start by Bangalore School, in the 10th minutes of match, Bangalore skipper Santhosh Kumar put their team 1-0 up. The Bangalore school was leading 1-0 in the lemon-break.
In the second half, Delhi’s CRPF School started the game very strongly, but couple of early chances were missed by the Delhi strikers. In the 30th minute of match, Delhi’s Mukesh Kumar equalized the score. After the goal the game is an open affair with both teams having equal attempts. But it was Delhi’s Maan Singh, who brilliantly beat two defenders, but his short hit the post and came out.
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 7.30 am: Government Sports High School, Bangalore 1 (Santhosh Kumar) Vs CRPF School, Rohini, Delhi 1 (Mukesh Kumar)
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 8.30 am: Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai 0 Vs Sukanta Nagar Vidyaniketan, Kolkata 5 (Bishal Harizan, Muttasir Siddique , Jayanto Mondal, Bishal Mallick)
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 9.30 am: St. Joseph BHH School, Calicut 0 Vs Infant Jesus High School, Goa 0
After playing 2 rounds, Kolkata team looks to be the clear leader in the points table.