Zakir Hussain College (ZHC) and last year’s runners-up Northern Railway registered identical victories over their rivals in senior division preliminary league matches.
ZHC defeated Central Excise and Customs by a solitary goal with striker Uma Shanker scoring the winner in the 13th minute. Later on, last year’s runners-up Northern Railway struggled hard to beat Reserve Bank of India by a lone goal scored by Lalit Rawat in 57th minute.
Food Corporation of India (North Zone) trounced Urban Development Ministry (UDM ) 8-0 in the A division preliminary League match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Senior Division Football League Championship 2016 being held at the Dr Ambedkar Stadium yesterday.
The highlight of this match was a fine hattrick by striker Kamal Rawat ( 11th, 43rd and 57th minute), two goals by former international Asish Pandey (8th and 50th minute) and Sanjeev Bhalla (25th and 33rd minute ) with Bupender Rawat completing 8-0 tally in 58th minute.
Later on in the second match, All India Institute of Sciences played a goalless draw against Govt. of NCT, Delhi to share equal points.
Earlier a two minute silence was observed before the start of the match in memory of former Delhi State international player Satish Ruben (popularly known as Laddo) who expired following a heart attack. He played for Goans SC and Garhwal Heroes FC in the Delhi League and later on joined Nagendra FC, Mumbai during the eighties. Later on, he also played for Air India and Mahindra & Mahindra in Mumbai.