Minerva Academy Football Club and Chandigarh Football Club (CFC) won their matches in round-robin matches of 2nd Lt Colonel Deol Memorial Cup. Minerva defeated Minerva Sharks RC whereas CFC mauled Indian Air Force team.
Giving a big shock to the team management of Indian Air Force team, scheduled to play in Durand Cup, Chandigarh Football Club defeat them 3-0 in second match of the day. Striker Aman Banwait of Chandigarh FC picked up on a wrong back pass by the stopper of Indian Air Force and easily side stepped the keeper to slot the ball into the empty goal. CFC soon doubled their lead in the 9th minute when Aman Banwait fired a beautiful curling shot which ended up in the top corner of the net for a perfect finish. Chandigarh FC made it 3-0 in the 38th minute with a goal by Gagandeep Singh making the score 3-0. A penalty was awarded to IAF in the second half but it proved futile.
In the penalty Manvir Singh came up with beautiful save diving to his right to save Saurav’s shot denying them even the hope of a comeback. The final score was 3-0 and with this win CFC pocket a full 3 points.
In the first match of the game the last year’s winners senior state champions, Minerva Sharks FC were up atop of the box unmarked, Manandeep showed his class connected perfectly with volley to send a rasping shot into the top corner to the net totally beating the Sharks Goalkeeper. The Sharks tried their best to fight back and score.
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