Rahulís strike ensured semis berth for Stephenís
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Rahul Thakur's second half strike ensured St Stephen's School, Togan a hardfought 2-1 win over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, as they entered the semi-finals on the second day of the Molly Carver Memorial football tournament played on Friday. Rahul doubled the lead in the 53rd minute to help the team enter the last four stage.
Earlier, both the teams made promising start to the match. While the defenders had a tough time clearing the balls, the forwards also had their chances to put the team ahead. As chances were squandered, both the teams went into the breather without breaking the deadlock.
On resumption, Tarunveer opened the account for St Stephen's in the 46th minute. Tarundeep leaped high in the air and connected the cross from Rishabdeep well to steer it home. The GMSSS-22 team had a great opportunity to restore parity in the next minute but Jinawat, the Stephen's keeper, thwarted the attack.
Rahul, meanwhile, doubled the lead with a superb strike in the 53rd minute.
Three minutes later, Abhishek reduced the margin for GMSSS-22 but Stephen's held on the slender lead and managed to emerge victorious.
In another quarter-final match, Delhi Public School, Sector 40 defeated DAV School, Sector 8 by 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 1-1 draw in the regulation time.
Earlier, Rohit opened the account for DAV in the seventh minute only to see Akam restore parity in the 45th minute for DPS-40. Meanwhile, in the Molly Carver Memorial basketball tournament, Shemrock School, Mohali registered a hard-fought 22-16 victory over Delhi Public School, Sector 40. However, Saupin's School, Sector 32 did not face any difficulty and disposed of the challenge of St Soldier's School, Mohali, 24-6, in a lop-sided encounter.
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