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Reliance Foundation School beats Jharkhand 4-1 in opener of Subroto Cup
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Reliance Foundation School beats Jharkhand 4-1 in opener of Subroto Cup

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New Delhi, Aug 20 : Reliance Foundation School defeated Jharkhand 4-1 in the inaugural match in the sub-junior U-14 category in Pool A of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at Dr Ambedkar Stadium here in the Capital on Tuesday.

RFS got an early lead with the help of Sanathoi Singh in the 4th minute. He scored another in the 22nd minute to double the lead for his team.

In the 23rd minute, the gap was further widened by a goal from Srijal Rai. Jharkhand hinted towards a comeback as a goal just at the brink of half-time by Akash Hembram narrowed the gap.

With the start of the second half, it was a similar story. Though, the half didn’t see many goals a 38th minute goal by Aditya Dhingra was the final nail in the coffin. The match ended with Reliance Foundation School winning the game 4-1.

Air Marshal PP Bapat VSM, Air Officer-in-charge-Administration & Vice Chairman, Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society (SMSES) was the Chief Guest during the opening ceremony here.

Sharing his thoughts at the function, Air Marshal PP Bapat, said, “It’s a momentous occasion for us to kick-off the Diamond Jubilee Edition of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament 2019. I am happy that the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament this year is seeing participation from 16 international teams – the highest ever in the tournament’s history. I wish all the participating teams all the very best and hope to see the best team emerge victorious.”

The tournament this year is witnessing a record participation from 112 teams including 16 international teams vying for the coveted winner’s prize in the Sub Junior Boys (U-14), Junior (U-17) Boys & Girls categories.

Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi will play host to knock out games including the semi-finals and finals. (UNI)