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Reliance football tournament

Hyderabad: Rajesh Ravindranath Konda scored a hat-trick while Mohd. Adnan Ismail pumped in three goals as Vignana Jyothi Public School routed St Mary’s High School 10-1 in a junior boys qualifying match of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament at the Vijaynagar Sportling Club here on Wednesday.

After Aditya Manda opened the scoring for Vignana Jyothi in the fourth minute, Adnan fired two quick goals in the 8th and 10th minutes to set the tone of the match. Then came Rajesh’s triple treat in the 13th, 15th and 22nd minute and seconds later Aditya fired his second goal, which put Vignana in a commanding 7-0 position at half time.

After resumption, Adnan, who also earned the “Player of the Match” scored his third in the 41st minute before Tushar Balwant Singh scored consecutively in the 43rd and 44th minutes. A last minute consolation goal by Amer Altaf in the dying minutes of the match could not alter the result.

In another match, Zilla Parishad High School overcame Fr. Roch Memorial High School 2-0. In a keenly contested affair, Sangi Reddy put Zilla Parishad ahead in the fifth minute and that remained the only goal in the first half. Both the teams were seen to be on even keel as far as the battle for possession was concerned. After 51 minutes of goal-less play, Brundavan Patro fired in the 52nd minute to see his team home and dry.

Meanwhile, Oxford Grammar School got a walk-over from Springfields High School, Alijah Kotla

Results (qualifiers)

Junior Boys: Vignana Jyothi Public School bt St. Mary High School 10-1; Zilla Parishad High School Vs. Fr. Roch Memorial High School 2-0; Standard High School bt Nampally Vyayamshala High School 6-0; Oxford Grammar School w/o Springfields High School, Alijah Kotla

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