Indian Bank scripted a 2-1 win over Southern Railway in a senior division match of the St. Joseph’s-Chennai Football Association league at the Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday to reach the top of the table with 13 points from five matches.
Showing promise early in the first half, Indian Bank did create a few chances; some of them were sitters. Like the one when midfielder Mujo Jose chose to hit straight to the goalkeeper Jaseer Mohammed after a wonderful pass from the centre John.
For all its intentions, it was Railway which took the lead through P.C. Riju. The striker got past two defenders, rounded off the goalkeeper Ajmal, moved further to the right and placed it into the open net.
Indian Bank equalised nearly 10 minutes later when Mujo Jose chipped one after receiving a pass from Edwin Sydney.
The bankmen dominated for most part of the second session and fittingly it scored the winning goal when Edwin struck in the 57th minute with a fierce shot.
The Railway camp was jubilant when it received a penalty after Anthony Noel handled the ball. Sirajudeen, who had been a pillar of strength in the midfield till then, fluffed the spot-kick during injury time. Railway’s point tally remains at eight points from five matches.
Senior div.: Indian Bank 2 (Mujo Jose, Edwin Sydney) bt S. Rly 1 (P.C. Riju).
I div.: Income Tax 4 (Ranjith 2, Dilip Kumar, Venkadesan) bt Madras Youth Festival 2 (Prashanth 2).
KCG CT’s sports
KCG College of Technology will conduct its sports quota selections for the year 2014-15 on May 7 and 8 at its corporate office in Guindy.
Selection will be held in the B.E., B. Tech, M.E. and MCA streams.
Students should have performed and won accolades at the national, state, district and school levels in the following disciplines: athletics, badminton, ball badminton, basketball, bodybuilding, boxing, chess, cricket, football, handball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and weightlifting.
For details, log on to www.kcgcollege.ac.in
Unique CA triumphs
M. Vishal top-scored with 61 as Unique CA defeated Kedar CA by 29 runs in the final of the NASSAA-SSCA under-13 T20 tournament.
The scores (final): Unique CA 143 for two in 20 overs (M. Vishal 61, K.J. Saran 36 n.o.) bt Kedar CA 114 for nine in 20 overs (Ajay 53, P. Kumaravel 29, Sangameswaran three for 31, Anuj Sarda three for 20).
Arjun powers FSCA
Arjun P. Murthy’s century helped FSCA enter the final of the KSL-FSCA under-12 tournament with a 96-run win over Kedar CA on Wednesday.
The scores (semifinals):
FSCA 236 for three in 25 overs (Arjun P. Murthy 101, R. Charan Kumar 73 n.o.) bt Kedar CA 140 for eight in 25 overs (K. Ajay Shankar 65, N. Mahadevan 25).
CSSF 163 for seven in 25 overs (S. Rithik Easwaran 61, S. Sri Abhisek 25) lost to WGCA 167 for three in 24.1 overs (V.S. Nitin 49, Govind Sharma 32, S. Sornakaleeswaran 39 n.o., S. Dipen 31 n.o.).
VSCA will conduct an under-14 T20 cricket tournament from May 12 at Stag cricket ground.
For details, call 94443 22339 or 81222 82957.
MCC HSS will conduct a Twenty20 league-cum-knockout cricket tournament for city schools and academies (under-17, 15 & 12) from May 8. Entries close on May 5 with Joseph at 94441 47558, 96778 69469.
12 teams for u-11 cricket tournament
The FSCA-Meenakshi memorial under-11 cricket tournament will be held from May 5 to 25.
Twelve teams, divided into four groups, will take part in the 25-overs-a-side league-cum-knock-out competition.
ICF Cricket Academy will conduct a summer camp from May 1 to 31 at the ICF Silver Jubilee HSS, Chennai-38. For details, call 98846 03331 / 80560 15624.
Kaligi Cricket Academy’s summer camp will begin on May 1 at the Kaligi Ranganathan Montford MHSS, Kolathur. Call 94441 33737 / 98411 66992 for details.
YMCA College of Physical Education, Nandanam, will organise a camp from May 1. For details, call 24344816 or 94442 87403.
Century Cricket Club will conduct a camp (eight to 19 years) from May 1 to 25 at Chromepet. Call 98412 31201.
Gowrishankar & Ravindran win title
Gowrishankar and Ravindran won in the East-West Direction with a score of 62.9 per cent in the Chennai Bridge Association-TNSC Weekly Pairs event here.
Prasad Mathew and Vasanth Pai finished on top in the North-South Direction with 59.4 per cent.
East-West: 2. T. M. Suri & S. Rajaraman (56.7 per cent); 3. J .P. James & C. Sathishkumar (56.2 per cent).
North-South: 2. V. Krishnan & V.K. Bansa (57.6 per cent); 3. S. Ayyachami & V. Sampath Kumar (57.3 per cent).