Sundarbari HS and Arya Vidyapeeth College qualify for Nationals from Guwahati
The finals day at Nehru Stadium concluded with Sundarbari High School and Arya Vidyapeeth College lifting the city championship trophies in Junior boys and College boys categories respectively. They were two contrasting games, with the junior boys contest going right down the wire and the Arya Vidyapeeth College boys cruising home with ease.
Guwahati: The finals day at Nehru Stadium concluded with Sundarbari High School and Arya Vidyapeeth College lifting the city championship trophies in Junior boys and College boys categories respectively. They were two contrasting games, with the junior boys contest going right down the wire and the Arya Vidyapeeth College boys cruising home with ease.
Sundarbari High School vs Upperdani High School
In what was a nail-biting finish, Sundarbari HS held their nerve to lift the Junior boys final trophy for Guwahati. The match was won in the sudden death phase of the penalty shootout after the teams tied 1-1 in the regulation time.
Sundabari HS’s goal scorer, Bikash Prasad, was awarded the match ball. Prasad ruled the roost at the award ceremony, walking away with the golden boot and golden ball for his eight goals in the tournament. Upperdani HS’s goalkeeper, Pranab Kalita, was presented with the golden glove.
The first half of the match was a bit uneventful for the big final. However, things heated up massively as soon as both teams stepped on to the field for the second session. Bikash Prasad scored a goal for Sundarbari HS in the 32nd minute. While Prasad did well to guide the ball into the nets, he was assisted by an odd bounce which left the Upperdani HS goalkeeper confounded.
With time ticking off on them, Upperdani HS boys seemed desperate to make a match of it. The moment came in the 56th minute when Nayan Moni Chowdhury drew level with an equaliser.
The regulation time of 60 minutes ended with scores tied 1-1 and a penalty shootout was in order. There was nothing to choose from between the two teams as they proved to be equal in the shootouts as well. The match was decided in the sudden death phase. It all boiled down to the two goalkeepers and Sundarbari HS’s Pinku Sharma ended the game with a brilliant save to clinch the final for his team.
Sundarbari High School – 6 (Bikash Prasad 32’) beat Upperdani High School – 5 (Nayan Moni Chowdhury 56’) in penalty shootout
Assam Engineering College vs Arya Vidyapeeth College
The College boys final in Guwahati had one name written all over it: Ningthoujam Singh. The Arya Vidyapeeth College (AVC) lad made the day memorable not only for himself but also for his team with a match-winning hattrick. Thanks to Singh, AVC defeated Assam Engineering College 4-0 to take home the glittering RFYS finals trophy and earn themselves a spot in the Nationals in Mumbai.
For his superlative effort, Ningthoujam was awarded the match ball and the golden boot. In a small consolation, Assam Engineering College boys, Arnav Daurah and Bapan Roy, won the golden ball and golden glove respectively.
After a quiet of 21 minutes Ningthoujam struck Nehru Stadium like a storm. A terrific side volley followed by a header gave Arya Vidyapeeth College their first goal. He repeated the feat twice by the end of the game. The other scorer for AVC was Abhuit Tumung.
Arya Vidyapeeth College – 4 (Ningthoujam Singh 21’, 82’, 89’, Abhuit Tumung 71’) beat Assam Engineering College – 0.
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