2nd Rajiv Gandhi Football Tournament J&K Bank Academy cruises into QFs

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 12: J&K Bank Academy notched its second win on trot today to seal a berth in the quarterfinals in the ongoing 2nd Rajiv Gandhi Football Tournament being played at GGM Science College Grounds here.

J&K Bank Academy got the better of Param Football Club by 2-0 goals. J&K Bank Academy drew first blood through Aiman Rashid in the 25th minute. Param Football Club had their chances in the second half but just could not deliver the knock-out punch.

In the second half, J&K Bank Academy stretched its lead further through Adnan Ayub in the 52nd minute to make it 2-0.

Aiman and Parveen of Bank Academy were shown yellow cards for foul play in the 27th minute, while Mohit Verma of same team was shown in the 55th minute. Rishi, Udit and Mukin Malik of Param FC team were also shown the same in 8th, 40th and 52nd minutes respectively.

The victorious team will now take on Churchill Brothers Jammu tomorrow.

In another match, Power Development Corporation (PDC)-A subdued Young Rovers by 4-0 goals in a lop sided affair.

Urfan opened the account in the 28th minute, which was the only goal scored in the first half.

The trio of Bilal, Nuhu Sulaiman and Sameer had a brilliant coordination in the second half that helped them to slam goals in 41st, 56th and 65th minutes respectively.

In the third and last match of the day, Young Heroes dispatched Jammu Sports by 3-2 goals in a thrilling tie-breaker.

The matches were officiated by Vijay Kumar, Sohan Kumar, Koushal Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Gupta, Gagan Kumar, Rajeev Deb, Vijay Kumar Ricky, Suresh Gupta and Anil Kumar.  

The tournament is being organised by State Youth Congress under the aegis of J&K Football Association.