Riding high on Sumit Dhankar’s hatrick of goals,hosts and defending Champions St Soldier International School Sector 28,beat DAV School Ambala by 7-1,to secure their place in the semi-finals of the CBSE Cluster XIII football tournament being held at the St Soldier International School ground in Chandigarh. St Soldier stamped their authority on the field by registering a convincing 7-1 victory against DAV Ambala. The star performer for the winners was Sumit Dhankar who scored three goals,Ajay Rana contributed two goals. Meanwhile,Sandeep and Konchak added to the tally by scoring a goal each. The lone goal by the opposing team was scored by Pallav.
Earlier, J.K Public School,Jammu routed Stepping Stones School,Sector 37 on penalties by 3-0. Shri Guru Harkrishan Model School,Chandigarh blanked Heritage School by 2-0. Jaganpreet scored the first goal in the 19th minute and Vaibhav confirmed the lead in the 38th minute. Army Public School beat Doon International School by 4-3 through a tie breaker.
DAV School,Ambala prevailed over Laureate Public School,Shimla by 3-1 via tie-breaker in a another match. In the next match,Akal Academy,Baru Sahib won the match by 3-0 against SOS ,Jammu. Punnu Singh scored in the 12th and 20th minutes of the match. Ravinder Pal Singh completed the winners tally in the 38th minute.
In other matches played on Saturday,Hansraj Public School,Panchkula were defeated by D A V Sr. Sec School,Shimla by 3-2. Rajat and Vijay scored for the winners. Guru Nanak Mission Public school,Paonta Sahib registered a 3-0 victory over Paragon Sr. Sec. School. Ranjodh Singh scored the first goal in the third minute. St. Lukes,Solan defeated Convent of Sacred Heart,Ambala by 2-0. Ravi Sharma scored the final goal in the 10th minute. B S F,Jammu gave a tough time to St. Stephen School ,Togan by defeating them by 3-2. Parveen scored the first goal in the 11th minute.
D P S ,Jammu drubbed New Public School,Chandigarh by 1-0. Kaibar Dar scored the winning goal in the 25th minute. In the exciting match between Satluj Public School Panchkula and Shishu Niketan,Chandigarh,Shishu Niketan won by 1-0. Mohit scored the winning goal in the 5th minute.
Defending champions Saint Soldier International School,Chandigarh defeated Spring Field,Ambala by 3-0. In the first half the Saint Soldier team took a lead by 2-0 and Anuj was credited for scoring both the goals. Akshay scored the third goal in the second half. Guru Harkrishan Sector- 38 went down against DAV Public School,Ambala by 3-0. Pallav (2nd and 10th ) and Anubhav (20th) were the scorers. S D Public School,Sector 32 defeated St. Lukes School,Solan by 5-1. Kartik Trikha took the credit of scoring three goals for his team within 30 minutes. Shishu Niketan Sector 22,Chandigarh got the better of Guru Nanak Mission Public School by 4-0. Jigmeet was the star player who scored three goals in 30th,40th and 45th minutes. While Konfam scored a goal in 35th minute.