ICF pipped Arrows FC 2-1 to enter the final of the Don Bosco-Fr. McFerran Trophy all-India football tournament here on Friday. David’s header six minutes into the first half of extra time sealed the tie in favour of the railway team which will now play Bangalore DFA XI on Sunday.

Earlier, Rajkumar put ICF in front in the 22nd minute off a cross from Suresh Kumar on the right. On the stroke of half time, Soosai Raj sent Praveendran clear with a perfect through ball and the latter didn’t miss the opportunity to equalise.

The second half was dominated by Arrows. But, the CFA senior division champion failed to convert any of its chances. Agustin, the ICF goal keeper played his part too in keeping the opposition at bay.

In the first half of extra time, just before the winner was scored, ICF’s Dhadeus was lucky not to see red after an eyeball to eyeball confrontation with the referee.

The result: Semifinal: ICF 2 (Rajkumar 22, David 96) bt Arrows FC 1 (Praveendran 45).

DBTR National HSS takes honours

DBTR National HSS (Mayiladuthurai) won the KC Tech Rolling Trophy for the overall championship with 90 points in the KC Tech-Y’s men international state inter-school athletic meet here on Friday.

Lady Sivaswami HSS (Mylapore) finished runner-up with 60 points while CSI Jessie Moses MHSS (Anna Nagar) was third with 36.

Sankalp Open School (Anna Nagar) won the overall championship in the differently abled students category. Little Hearts Panayur placed second.

A.K. Tareen, Senior Trade Commissioner, Government of South Australia was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.  

The individual champions: Boys: Sub-junior: R. Naveen (DBTR NHSS, Mayiladuthurai); Junior: Abishek (AMM MHSS, Kotturpuram); Senior: M. Satish (DBTR NHSS, Mayiladuthurai).

Girls: Sub-junior: Rakkshanya (CSI Jessie Moses MHSS Anna Nagar); Junior: Pavitra (TST Raja GHSS); Senior: Beryl Hudson (CSI Jesse Moses, Anna Nagar).

Karate championships

The seventh international Okinava karate kobudo championships and seminar, organised by Ryu-kyu kobudo Shimbukan and Okinawa-shorinryu-muenkai Karate do Association, will be held this week- end at Velammal Matriculation School premises, Mogappair.

Over 200 delegates are expected to participate in the seminar from across the country. This is the qualifier event for the World Championships at Okinawa (Japan) this October.

Tennis clinic

Jonathan Stubbs, till recently Director of Player Development, Hong Kong Tennis Association, and now independent coach and Director of Court 28, will be conducting a tennis clinic at Triangle Tennis Trust from January 26 to February 3. This is the second such camp and is meant for tournament players in the age group of 11 to 15 years. Around 20 trainees are participating in the camp.

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