Jamshedpur: Ganesh Karwa (Adivasi Plus 2 High School) and Shivnath Singh Sardar (SS Plus 2 High School, Chandil) shared the individual honours scoring three goals each to help their respective teams sail into the semifinals of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament here on Sunday.
In the quarterfinals at Armoury ground, Ganesh’s efforts powered the Adivasi boys rout Jusco School, South Park 5-0 in senior boys while SS lads rode on Shivnath’s exploits to demolish Jusco School, South Park 7-0 in a junior boys encounter.
Ganesh put the Adivasi High School boys ahead in the 13th minute while teammate Sumit Kabat made it 2-0 seven minutes later. Ganesh scored again in the 21st to extend the lead to 3-0 at half time. Ganesh netted his third goal in the 54th minute and in the next minute Manohar Bodra kicked in another to complete an easy victory.
Jusco School were at the receiving end in the junior boys’ quarterfinal as well. Player of the match Shivnath struck in the first minute in an indication of things to come. He scored again six minutes later while Siddu Mardi struck in the 13th to put SS High School 3-0 ahead at the breather.
Amar Hembram made it 4-0 in the 38th minute while Shivnath scored his third goal in the 42nd. Lalu Tudu then netted two quick goals in the 46th and 47th minutes and SS’ domination in the match was complete.
In another junior boys’ quarterfinal, Sidhu Kanhu Shiksha Niketan, Dimna downed Gitilata High School 3-1. Ajay Hansda put the winning team ahead in the third minute while teammates Vishal Bodra and player of the match Khudu Soren scored in the 14th and 47th minutes respectively. The lone goal for Gitilata came through a penalty by Nagraj Soren in the 54th minute.
Kerala Public School also booked a place in the junior boys’ semifinals upstaging Xavier School 2-0. Player of the match Deepak Hembram scored both the goals in the 38th and 41st minutes of the match.
The semifinals will be played on Monday and Tuesday while the finals will be held on Thursday.
Quarterfinal results- Junior boys: SS Plus2 High School, Chandil bt Jusco School, South Park 7-0, Sidhu Kanhu Shiksha Niketan, Dimna bt Gitilata High School 3-1, Kerala Public School bt Xavier School 2-0. Senior boys: Adivasi Plus2 High School bt Jusco School, South Park 5-0.