Sports Reporter :
A TIMELY goal in the first half by striker Ashmit Pramanik helped St John’s High School pip Indian Friends Football Club ‘A’ by a solitary goal and storm into the final of the Baby League Seven-A-Side Football Tournament organised by St Mary’s Football Academy at St Mary’s School ground, Jafar Nagar. Pramanik who stepped in as a substitute in the first half tapped the ball across the goal line to put the Mohan Nagar based school ahead. His goal proved to be the match winner as IFFC failed to draw parity.
St John’s will meet Nobel Sports Academy at 3 pm on Sunday. In the second semi-final, Nobel Sport Academy beat DDSYS on penalties 5-4 on penalties. Arnav Khandarkar, Chaitanya, Lanjekar, Akshay Pande, Ahan Mendhe and Likhit Sontakke scored for NSA. For DDSYS, Prince Nagmote, Mohd Ibrahim and Anmol Mukherjee scored. Ibrahim put DDSYS ahead in first half but Likhit Sontakke levelled the score with a powerful hit to take the game into tie-breaker. Former India players Tausif Jamal Ansari, goalkeeper Yousuf Ansari, Karnataka Santosh trophy player Mohd Firoz, Mohd Niyaz from Bihar, Ameen Ansari were the guests of the semi-final matches.