Abhijeet Kataria netted a brace to help DAV College,Sector 10,get off to winning start by beating PG Government College,Sector 11 Team-A,2-1 in their opening match of the Chandigarh Institutional League for Mahindra Swaraj Football Cup at the Sector 17 Football Stadium on Monday.
After piling pressure on PG GC-11 defenders,Abhijeet opened the account for DAV College with a superb effort in the 21st minute of the play. Stung by the goal,the opposition team tried to restore parity but found it tough to get going past DAV College defenders.
On the other hand,the DAV College forwards continued to torment the PG GC-11 defenders with their moves. Abhijeet was once again on the scoresheet as he slammed a powerful shot past the diving PG GC-11 keeper to double the lead.
Mirwas reduced the margin with a superb strike in the dying minutes of the match but his effort came too late as the DAV College earned three valuable points.
In another match,SGGS College,Sector 26,registered a facile 5-2 win over Government College,Sector 11 Team-B. Rajan Negi put SGGS-26 ahead in the 12th minute of the play. However,after the breather,the SGGS-26 forwards played a more attacking game. Nikhil Prashar soon made it 2-0 for SGGS-26 through a brilliant header in the 44th minute. GC-11 reduced the margin through Imran in the 45th minute.
Nikhil once again shone for SGGS-26 with a solo effort in the 47th effort,only to see Masood upstaging him with a superb goal in the 48th minute. SGGS-26 scored two more goals through Ragan Negi (74th) and Saurav (77th) to register a comfortable win.
In the third match,Rupesh Thakur netted a brace while Harish scored a blinder as DAV Senior Secondary School,Sector 8,thrashed PEC University,Sector 12,3-0. Meanwhile,riding on a brilliant hat-trick by Robin,DAV Senior Secondary School,Sector 8,outplayed Government College for Commerce,Sector 42,7-0 in a lop-sided encounter.
He scored in the 46th,69th and 72nd minutes. The other scorers for the winners were Wang (1),Sandeep (2) and Milan(1). With this win DAV earned three points.