Manipur, Haryana eves Pune FC-SGFI champs
Manipur and Haryana eves emerged champions in the Pune Football Club 58th National School Under-17 and 19 Football Girls Championship 2012-13, organised by Directorate of Sports and Youth Services, Pune, Maharashtra and Zilla Krida Parishad, at Balewadi Sports Complex, on Monday.
In the morning session, Manipur dominated proceedings and dethroned Nagaland 5-0 for the Under-17 title. The win was powered by a brace by Ranjibala and Sunita, while their prolific scorer Ratanbala netted one.
The winners led 3-0 at the halfway stage.
Later in the evening, Haryana and Jharkhand fought out a tough battle for the Under-19 title, before the former prevailed 3-1 via the tie-breaker after a 0-0 regulation time draw.
Both teams had earlier drawn their group stage encounter and the final was no different as both teams treaded cautiously resulting in a goalless full time score.
In the ensuing tie-breaker, Jharkhand suffered a heartbreak when Shakuntala and Singhi Kachhap crashed their efforts onto the vertical and horizontal respectively. As a result Dular Marandi was the only player to score
Haryana had three success from the spot with Priyanka, Nirmala and Poonam finding the net.
Under-17: Manipur: 5 (Ranjibala 2, Sunita 2, Ratanbala) bt Nagaland: 0
Under-19: Haryana: 0 (3) (Priyanka, Nirmala, Poonam) bt Jharkhand: 0 (1) (Dular Marandi). --IBNS