A heavy downpour could not dampen spirits as teams scored goals by the dozen at the 54th Subroto Cup inter-school football tournament here on Monday.
N.G. Jenish was the star of the day, scoring four goals as NCC — a combined team of units from West Bengal and Sikkim — slammed in 12 goals against Vivekananda Vidyapeeth, Raipur. S. Chittaranjan and L. Monish notched up hat-tricks each.
In another match, Betkuchi High School (Assam) sealed a last-eight spot with a 9-0 win against Tyne High School (J&K). Nayan Syoti Kuli scored a hat-trick while Rahul Gayary and Tridev Boro scored twice each.
Mizoram’s Government Middle School also reached the quarters with a 6-0 win, including a treble by Lalthansanga, over Don Bosco High School (Maharashtra).
In another match, St Xavier’s School (Jharkhand) blanked Mamata Modern Senior Secondary School (Delhi) 4-0, knocking the Delhi team out of the competition.
In the first quarterfinal on Tuesday, defending champion Greenwood School (Nagaland) will take on North Eastern English School (Manipur).
The results (Under-14): NG Town High School, Odisha 4 (Arun Minz 2, Raman Maurya, Bijay Oram) bt Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protishan 0; Betkuchi High School, Assam 9 (Nayan Syoti Kuli 3, Rahul Gayary 2, Tridev Boro 2, Manindra Kachari, Pintu Kalita) bt Tyne Biscoe School, J&K 0; NCC West Bengal & Sikkim 12 (NG Jenish 4, L Monish 3, S Chittaranjan 3, SH Netrajit 2) bt Vivekananda Vidyapeeth, Chhattisgarh 0; Meghalaya 5 (Foure, Rageagolf, Melvin, Tynedaa, Welbok) bt Air Force Bal Bharti School 0; Our Lady of Fatima Convent School, Daman 0 drew with The Air Force School 0; Government Middle School, Mizoram 6 (Lalthansanga 3, Lalampuia 2, Ganlol Lunga) bt Don Bosco High School, Maharashtra 0; St Xavier’s School, Jharkhand 4 (Ajit Hansda 2, Umesh Murmu, Debendra Hembram) bt Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School, Delhi 0.