Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 16: Trouncing their rivals convincingly in their semi-finals matches, Sainik FC-A (SFC-A) and Star FC will lock horns against each other in the finals of Auricrown 7-Aside Football Champions Cup, organised at Sainik Football Ground, Sainik Colony, here tomorrow.
In the semi-finals matches, SFC-A and Star Football Club defeated Shaheen FC and Avengers FC by 1 goal to nil respectively and entered in the finals of the 7-day long tournament which will culminate on tomorrow.
Some excellent moves in passing the ball and strong foot-work by Karun of the SFC-A and Parth of Star FC earned for them the title of men of the matches respectively. Shaheen FC’s No. 14 along with No. 4 showed some fantastic moves, but Shaheen FC under its Captain Khushal was unable to capitalize. Likewise, Avengers FC under the captainship of Rajan had most of the possession, but Star FC proved more lethal in front of the goal.
It was ultimately the captaincy by Ishan Verma of SFC-A and Upender Singh of Star FC and the coordinated team work and some good goalkeeping by respective sides which carried the day in favour of the winners.
Earlier, in the quarter finals matches, Shaheen Football Club (FC), Star FC and Sainik FC (A) had defeated Daredevil FC, Allianz FC, and Param Risers FC respectively, each by one goal to nil to enter semi-finals of the tournament. In the fourth quarter final match, Avengers FC had defeated National FC by a wider margin of three goals to one. Kallis, Parth, Dushant and Pradeep were declared as men of matches of the respective quarter-finals matches.