Blue stag and Samford FC advanced to the second round of the Guru Teg Bahadur Football Tournament at the Range Hills Ground here on Wednesday.
Blue Stag beat Smackers FC, prevailing in a thrilling tiebreaker after the match ended 1-1 at full-time.
Mayur Zankar scored for Smackers in the 36th minute. Vaibhav Sawant equalised four minutes later. In the penalty shootout,Ashish Gosain and Jobin Joy netted the first goals for Blue Stag and Smackers respectively. Vijay Sayalu added another for Blue Stag. Zafar Sheikh of Smackers missed. Sohrab Sheikh then added another to give Blue Stag a 3-1 lead. Shawn Menezes netted another to make it 3-2. Vaibhav Sawant missed. Blue Stag goalie Kunal Ghoran produced a fine save later. Blue Stag player Wasim Sheikh then converted to give Blue Stag victory. Meanwhile,Samford FC had a much easier outing as they beat Junnar Taluka 3-0.