Subroto Cup: Siraj`s hat-trick help Manipur beat Uttaranchal in U-17 match

New Delhi: Md Siraj scored five goals, including a hat-trick as Manipur`s North Eastern English School thrashed Wellham Boys School, Dehradun 5-1 in the Under-17 boys competition of the Subroto Cup football tournament here on Sunday.

It was Siraj`s second successive hat-trick after his three goals in the Manipur side`s win over Car Nicobar. Siraj is also the current top scorer in the U-17 category with eight goals from two matches to his credit.

Meanwhile in another match, Air Force Bal Bharti School registered their first win in the tournament, outplaying GV Raja Sports School, Kerala 3-1.

Uma Shankar (3rd, 16th) scored a brace for the winners while Mohammed Enas reduced the margin for Kerala.

However, it proved to be a bad day in office for DPS Delhi, who were thumped 0-3 by Tripura Sports School.

In the girls` section, last year`s best female player Offee played a starring role to help Rev. Saiaithanga Memorial School, Aizawl beat SAMGMR Sports School, Kerala 2-0.

Offee (11th min) scored the opening goal, while Lalpuatfili (54th min) doubled the lead in the second half.

Offee is now the highest scorer among the girls with four goals from two matches.


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