Richu Jude scored three goals as Sacred Heart HSS, Thevara, blanked Kalamassery’s Najath Public School 5-0 and entered the quarterfinals of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge schools tournament on Thursday. St. Joseph’s HSS (Chakiath), which defeated Kumbalam’s RPM HSS, and Thrikakkara’s Cardinal HSS which overcame Vaduthala’s Don Bosco HSS, also qualified.
The results: Pre-quarterfinals: St. Joseph’s HSS, Chakiath 1 (Joseph Varghese 49th min.) bt RPM HSS, Kumbalam 0. Sacred HSS, Thevara 5 (Richu Jude 5th, 20th, 26th, Akshay Joshi 19th, Amal Martin 44th) bt Najath PS. Kalamassery 0. Cardinal HSS, Thrikakkara 1 (Arun Joshi 25th) bt Don Bosco HSS, Vaduthala 0.
First round: Tharbiyath Trust VHSS, Muvattupuzha 2 (Akshar Ali 7th, Akil Nasim Ayub 49th) bt Alwaye Settlement HSS, Aluva 0.