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Minerva Punjab FC clinch the 32nd JCT Punjab State Super Football League title defeating Punjab Police in the Finals

Northern giants Minerva Punjab FC clinch their first ever Punjab State Super Football League title defeating heavyweights Punjab Police in the highly contested clash played at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College Grounds, Mahilpur.
Punjab Police known as one of the most successful teams in the Punjab State Super Football League qualified undefeated, leading the 8 team table that saw them notch up 5 wins out of 7 games played and ending 2 games in a stalement.
Whereas, Minerva Punjab FC too qualified undefeated and Runners Up in the Table with 15 points that saw them win 4 games out of 7 played and ending 3 in a stalement.
In the Semi-Finals 1 – Punjab Police defeated Border Security Force (BSF) with a 2-0 margin, whereas
In the Semi-Finals 2 – Minerva Punjab FC defeated Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with a 1-0 margin.
The much-awaited Finals saw Minerva Punjab FC line up with, Bhaskar under the woodwork as Deepak Devrani, Arshpreet, Akashdeep and Souvik formed the backline. Aakash Sangwan and  Prabhjot were deployed on the wings whereas Amandeep and William Opoku filled the void in the middle of the park. CS Sabeeth and Njoku completed the line-up upfront.
The first half saw Minerva Punjab FC pile up with a lot of pressure on their opponents at the whistle GOO!!, A chance came in early in the 7th minute as Aakash’s pinpoint cross was headed by Njoku but missed the target by inches, The Policemen soon re-grouped and created another chance to test Minerva custodian Bhaskar but didn’t manage to get past him. Warrior’s Prabhjot triggered another chance in the 21st minute when he curled one in from the right which is met by Aakash who heads it just wide of the post! However the closest chances of the game came in the 40th minute when Sabeeth finds himself in some space pulling the keeper off his line, squares it across closer to the goal for Njoku but the ball was cleared off the line buy the Policemen’s defender, soon after in the 44th minute Njoku holds the ball long enough to earn some support in the form of Prabhjot who fires a shot just over the bar followed by 45th minute try by Sabeeth who lifted it over the keeper but the keeper somehow manages to get his finger to it.
Souvik Das finally broke the deadlock in the injury time of the First Half as his powerful attempt from the right flank beats the keeper, off the post as it goes into the net to give the Blues much deserved the lead.
Soon into the Second Half, Punjab Police pressurized Minervan defence with a couple of attacks, but the Warriors managed to hold the Policemen on various occasions denying them the needed equaliser. The next couple of minutes saw gaffer Sachin Badadhe make some changes as Prabhjot made way for fresh footed Dilliram Sanyasi and Ghanian William Opoku was rested in favour of Japanese Yu Kuboki midway into the second half. The move paid dividends in the early minutes as speedy Dilliram continues to make his presence count as he comes off the bench to score another crucial goal yet again that saw Yu Kuboki draft in a sublime ball of the Policemen’s custodian and Dilliram being in the right place at the right time to tap if into the back of the net in style making it 2-0. Former Mohammedan Sporting man Manandeep Singh was brought in at the very next minute to replace CS Sabeeth upfront. Punjab Police finds a consolation late into the 85th minute of the game thru a deflection that saw Bhaskar dive on the wrong side of the woodwork.
The final 3 minutes added time saw Minervans hunting for their 3rd goal to seal the deal at Mahilpur where over 600 spectators turned up for the clash as Manandeep’s long shot too went just over the bar bringing the Blue’s dugout on their feet. The Game ended with Minerva Punjab FC being victorious.
Full Time : Minerva Punjab FC 2-1 Punjab Police

Minerva Punjab FC storm into the Finals of 32nd JCT Punjab State Super Football League.

CHANDIGARH: Northern powerhouse Minerva Punjab FC defeat Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) this afternoon to storm into the Finals if 32nd JCT Punjab State Super Football League in a one sided encounter played at the Football Stadium, Dolike, Jalandhar.

The Apollo backed team lined up with Bhaskar in the woodwork, as Akashdeep, Arshdeep and Deepak Devrani formed the backline. Souvik Das, Amandeep Singh, Randeep and Aimable,  were deployed in the half line whereas CS Sabeeth, William and Aakash Sangwan were upfront.

The Game started on quite a competative note as both teams played end-to-end game roaring to break the deadlock in as early as possible. However skipper William Opoku broke the deadlock in the 13th minute to stun the opponents, The Ghanian further went to create many more chances but missed the final touch of his teammates. A close attempt came in the 21st minute when his slpended chip forward was headed with power by CS Sabeeth but the Kerala born striker missed the target. CRPF did manage to create numerous chances but were defended halfway by Aimable and Deepak Devrani on various occasions. MPFC custodian Bhaskar made a jaw dropping save i the dying minutes of the first half to keep the Warriors in the game. Minerva however headed into the break with the lead.

The second Half started with a bang when Souvik brilliantly curled a powerful ball to Akash whose poweful header just missed the woodwork by inches. Gaffer Sachin Badadhe soon replaced CS Sabeeth and brought in experienced Manandeep Singh who previously was turned up for Mohammedan Sporting. The change payed of well as Manandeep tested the keeper with a powerful shot in the very next minute. Japanese hitman Yu Kuboki soon made his way to replace Aimable in the centre of the park who combined well with Manandeep to give a tough time to the CRPF backline. another close attempt came in the 78th minute when Manandeep lays it into the path of Opoku who fires a low driven shot which was saved by the keeper. Randeep too made way for fresh legged Dilliram Sanyasi to boost the attacks via flanks. The dying minutes of the game saw Souvik switches the play initiating a counter attack, finding Yu who spots the keeper off his line and tries to lob him, but the keeper somehow manages to keep it out.

The Warriors emerged victorious at the FT whistle sealing their slot in the Finals of 32nd JCT Punjab State Super Football League.

Punjab State Super Football League starts from tomorrow

 

Punjab: Punjab Football Association has planned to commence 30th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2016 -2017 from 11th September, 2016 and conclude on 17th October, 2016. The following top eleven teams from Punjab are taking part in this event:

Border Security Force (BWF)-Jalandhar
Punjab Police Football Team, Jalandhar
Dailbir Football Academy, Patiala
Rail Coach Factory Football Team, Kapurthala
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – Jalandhar
Punjab state Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) – Hoshiarpur
Doaba Sporting Club, Khera-Mahilpur
Gurur Football Club, Jalandhar
Jangpur Football Club -Jangpur (Qualifier Team from Group A)
Satluj Football Club – Bichhohi (Qualifier Team from Group)
Jagat Singh Palahi Football Club – Phagwara (Qualifier as Best Team)

Total eleven rounds of five matches each have been arranged as this year Punjab Super Football League will be held on single leg league basis thereby each team having three home, three away and four neutral games. Thus according to change in format and not to confine this league in only three four districts, this year too PFA has planned to hold league’s neutral matches in multi-cities of Punjab so as it may reach at rural level in entire state of Punjab, some areas where grassroots football projects are also going on, have been chosen to host super league matches for youth of Punjab.

The opening ceremony has been assigned to Jangpur Sports Complex, Jangpur (District Ludhiana), from 11th September, 2016 at 4:00 PM followed by opening match between Jangpur Football Club and Punjab Police Football Team, where a set of opening neutral marches have been planned.

Although, JCT is playing its pivotal role in supporting PFA development activities, however, Legend International (INDPRO SPORTS) has also joined hand with Punjab Football Association and JCT to boost up football development in Punjab State. PFA approves ‘ULTRA’ as official ball for playing Super League Games. The Kick off time for all matches is fixed as 4:00 PM.

BSF holds RCF, Punjab Police beats PSPCL in 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015

Super League encounter was held between BSF and RCF in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar.   Both teams started the match proceeding off an offensive note and started creating effective moves in to open the jinx for their respective teams.  But initial minutes of game saw Balraj Singh and Mukhwinderjit Singh denying the opponents to score any goal.   In 24thminute of the game Vishal was the guilty party from BSF corps to conceive penalty against BSF when he intentionally handled the ball which was just going inside BSF post.  Thus match referee besides giving Vishal marching order has also awarded penalty in favour of RCF, which Gurpreet Singh from RCF came in to score and he took an accurate shot on BSF den which Balraj could not save and RCF surge ahead in the match and till half-time score line was 0-1 in favour of RCF.

 

After lemon break BSF combined well with their 10-men brigade and started making superb moves in search of equalizer and they succeeded in doing so when Kamal Kishore initiated good footwork in goal area which saw Henry taking shot on rebound and when his shot was saved by RCF defender, but PB Ekka took full advantage of his failure to clear the ball and shot home equalizer of the game in 47th minute of the game.  Thereafter Pawan Kumar Tiwari again came close to score twice but his poor finishing upfront could not earn more points for BSF. On the other hand Ajay Kumar and Jagtar Singh created couple of scoring opportunities for RCF, but alert BSF custodian  came up with super saves and even defense of BSF outplayed RCF striking zone to make any harm.  The match ended in 1-1 draw.  Thus both the teams had to content with one point each at the end of day.

 

The another match of 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League was held at Chohal (Hoshiarpur) between Punjab Police and Punjab State Power Corporation Limited in which Punjab Police was seen in super action by scoring an emphatic win over below line team PSPCL.  Jaswinder Singh scored first goal of the game in 8th minute of the game and rest of the first half game PSPCL were busy in making certain saves from the in-form Punjab Police corps.     Again same was the story in second sessions, Punjab Police took the command of the game in their hand and started making certain fertile moves in their favour and 48th minute of the game saw medio Harjinder Singh doubled the lead by scoring second goal of the game. Whereas 3rd goal of the game was scored by Gurtej Singhin 65th minute of the game to seal the match for Punjab Police and thus with this win Punjab Police regain its first spot on league table with 23 points from 12 outings.

 

Tomorrow’s Super League action saw JCT Football Academy takes on Dalbir Football Academy at Yakir Hussain Stadium, Malerkotla which is a densely football populated area.

United Punjab beats CRPF 2-1 in 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015

United Punjab has beaten CRPF by 2-1 in Round XII game in the ongoing 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015.  This match was played in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar.  The first half game was evenly contested game by both teams, both teams creating better scoring opportunities.  8th minute of the game saw Aftabvir scoring from fine header to surge ahead UPFC in the match.  After suffering this debacle CRPF started creating better scoring opportunities. 26th minute of the game saw Gurlal scored equalizer for CRPF.  Thereafter, CRPF missed couple of scoring opportunities through Ravinder and V.Shibu and both strikers of CRPF missed clear scoring changes those came in their way till half time.

 

After lemon break, United Punjab combined well to make some effective moves through its substitute Hardeep Gill who took over the command of UPFC till scoring winner goal of the game by Harminder Singh in 67th minute.  Hardeep Gill play pivotal role in supplying accurate passes to his team mates on which UPFC missed couple of scoring changes in second half.  At the changing ends CRPF combined well and started raiding UPFC danger area in search of equalizer of the game, but it was too late to score by them.  With this win UPFC jumped to 3rd spot with 17 points in 12 outings, whereas CRPF remain in below table 7th spot with 11 points from 11 outings. Tomorrow BSF takes on RCF in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar at 4.00 PM.

 

United Punjab blanks CRPF 2-0 in 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014

United Punjab too better to blank CRPF by 2-0 in Round V game in the ongoing 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015. This match was played in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar. The first half game was evenly poised game by both teams, both teams creating better scoring opportunities but none of two score any goal and at interval time both teams were goalless. United Punjab was having better ball possession and slight domination over the CRPF, but poor finishing by Parveen, Jaspreet duo upfront could not produce any goal in first half.
After barren first half, United Punjab took over the command of the game and initiated certain fertile moves resulting which Jaspreet come first to open the jinx in 62nd minute when he got rebound form CRPF custodian on Kamaldeep’s powerful shot and alert UPFC striker Jaspreet made no mistake to score. On surging ahead with one goal, UPFC regain its confidence in the match and substitute Taranjit started making continuous moves in the danger zones of CRPF. 74th minute of game saw Amandeep Singh doubled the lead by scoring a long range goal. After dribbling past midfielders of CRPF, Amandeep took a powerful long range shot which directly entered the CRPF goalpost and after suffering this debacle CRPF team combined well and started making moves Johan Lal and Inderjeet, but poor shots taken by Inderjeet and party could not cause any harm to UPFC post. Now League leaders Punjab Police takes on BSF on 25th September, 2014 at PFA neutral venue BILGA (District Jalandhar)

Mr.Rajinder Prashad Pandey, IGP (Admn.) CRPF New Delhi was the Chief Guest on this occasion, who was accompanied by Sh.Sunil Thorpe, DIG P, CRPF Jalandhar whereas other sports personalities present on this occasion were Mr.Gurdev Singh Gill, Arjuna Awardee, Mr.Inderjit Singh, Presiddent DFA Jalandhar, Mr.Sudesh Vaish – Honorary Secretary, DFA, Jalandahr and Mr.Vijay Bali, Joint Secretary PFA.

JCT thrashes PSPCL 2-0 in 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League

JCT thrashed PSPCL 2-0 in round VIII game played today in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar.  First half game was mix of juncture form both sides JCT was seen with better ball possession and creating more scoring opportunities.  12thminute of the game saw JCT missed scoring opportunity when Sukhwinder supplied a thorough ball to Manvir upfront which he shot wide and wasted this scoring opportunity.  Thereafter JCT again combined well initiated certain good moves and continuously raided the danger area of PSPCL, but all fertile moves from JCT lads could not be proved fruitful as no one can open the jinx and till half time score line was 0-0 in favour of both teams.

After barren first half, both teams entered the field with great zeal and JCT come up with super strategic plans in its move and 47th minute of the game saw Manvir opened the jinx by scoring first goal of the game which was an accurate assist by Shamsher.    After scoring this goal JCT again started dominating the proceedings in its favour and lurking PSPCL could hardly came out to tackle and nullify effective moves from JCT lads.  55th minute of the game saw Manvir scoring his second goal of the game on a thorough ball from Shamsher.    Thereafter duo medio of JCT Shamsher and Sukhwinder combined well with winger Jot Masih to move continuous effective moves on which Rajbir and Manvir tried to take superb shots on PSPCL den, but those shots narrowly escaped from harming PSPCL posts.  At the changing ends, JCT again pressed it hard to create more scoring opportunities.  With this win JCT moved to 2nd spot on league table in seven outings.

Now CRPF takes on United Punjab FC for the postponed game of Round-V in Sri Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandahr on 23rd September, 2014 with kick off time 4.00 P.M. 

Spirited Dalbir Football Academy trounces CRPF 3-2

Dalbir Football Academy (Punjabi University) Patiala trounced CRPF 3-2 in round VIII game in the ongoing 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015. Dalbir Football Academy was better of two sides. Sajandeep, sunny and Narinder combined well to make effective moves owing to which Dalbir Football Academy managed to dominate the proceedings of first half. Lurking CRPF came close two times to score in the early minutes of the game, but Sugesh M and Ravinder missed those clear scoring chances. On the other hand, Dalbir Football Academy came into act and Narinder Kumar opened the jinx in 31st minute when he scored home first goal of the game. In another superb move initiated by Sunny in 41st minute saw Santosh double the lead. It was real blow on CRPF to conceive two goals in first half.

Dalbir Football Academy (Punjabi University) Patiala trounced CRPF 3-1 in round VIII game in the ongoing 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015. Dalbir Football Academy was better of two sides. Sajandeep, sunny and Narinder combined well to make effective moves owing to which Dalbir Football Academy managed to dominate the proceedings of first half. Lurking CRPF came close two times to score in the early minutes of the game, but Sugesh M and Ravinder missed those clear scoring chances. On the other hand, Dalbir Football Academy came into act and Narinder Kumar opened the jinx in 31st minute when he scored home first goal of the game. In another superb move initiated by Sunny in 41st minute saw Santosh double the lead. It was real blow on CRPF to conceive two goals in first half.

 However, after lemon break, CRPF coach Prem Thapa made certain substitutions which clicked for CRPF and 49th minute saw a good footballing from CRPF team resulting which CRPF was abled to score first goal from their side through Ravinder Jsy No.9 who before scoring dribble past two defenders. Whereas it was a day for Dalbir FA which created more magic moments of the game through its Jagroop in 73rd minute to further harm CRPF team. In dying minutes of the game CRPF tried their best to reduce the margin and B. Mondal scored on rebound from Dalbir FA custodian in 92nd minute and match come to an end with score line 3-2 in favour of Dalbir FA.

In hot proceedings of the game Sunesh P.V., W. Athoiba, Pallab Chutia from CRPF and Narindr Kumar from Dalbir FA were cautioned for unsporting behaviour and wrong tackles in the match

Tomorrow’s JCT takes on PSPCL in round VIII match in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar at 4.00 P.M.

Defending Champion RCF outplays professional outfit United Punjab 1-0 in Round – VIII in 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League

Defending Champion RCF outplayed professional outfit United Punjab Football Club 1-0 in round VIII game of 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015, which was held in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar. It was a close encounter between two below table teams and both teams fought it well to grab points in this second phase match of the league. In today’s game RCF was the better of two and dominated the proceedings right from the start. RCF team combined well and lived upto the expectation of its coach Bikramjit who was confident on his team to win today’s inning. This was victory for the defending champion in this year’s league as it has five drawn games with two loss in its account. Jagtar and Gurpreet combined well upfront to make continuous raids in UPFC den, resulting which RCF surge ahead when Gurpreet took a well measured powerful free kick in 12th minute form near left flank which entered from right side of the goal-post and helpless Satvir could not make any act to save this debacle. Chandandeep was the guilty party from UPFC to handle the ball outside penalty area and referee made no hesitation to allow free kick to RCF. Thereafter for whole of the remaining first half game UPFC tried their best to score equalizer, but Parveen missed couple of scoring opportunities those came in UPFC way. Till half time the score line was 1-0 in favour of RCF.

The second half game was also equally biased game between two but RCF having slight domination over UPFC with better ball possession and having creativity in footwork, but in the whole there was no further harm to UPFC. Tomorrow Dalbir Football Academy takes on CRPF in Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar and the kick of this match would he held at 4.00 PM sharp.

Professional outfit United Punjab beats Dalbir Football Academy by solitary goal

Mahilpur based Professional outfit United Punjab FC prevailed upon Dalbir Football Academy by a solitary goal win in the postponed Round IV game of the ongoing 28th JCT Punjab State Super Football League 2014-2015, which was held at Punjabi University Campus, Patiala. First half game was evenly contested between two teams United Punjab having upper hand on the host in regard to creative moves. 22nd minute of the game saw United Punjab missed a clear cut scoring change when Kamaldeep Singh Jsry No.20 gave well measured pass to Parveen Kumar Jsy No.10 who after beating Dalbir FA’s custodian took a forceful shot but his shot hit the bar and went out. However Dalbir Football Academy came close to score opener of the game in 43rd minute, but Prabhjot Jsy No.9 have missed a clear cut scoring opportunity when he took shot on rebound from UPFC custodian, but his shot went wide causing no harm to UPFC.

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After barren first half both teams entered the filed with new strategic plans which were evident from their early second half moves, but United Punjab having some professional stuff were dominating the game. The result of the match came UPFC way when Harminder Singh Jsy No.9 takes a well measured cross from near left flank on which Jaspreet which come all along in line to shot home fine header and scored opener goal of the game in 78th minute of the game. This was real debacle for Dalbir FA which was performing super fine in defense area right from the start of this match. But Dalbir FA didn’t stumble its breath and continued with effective footwork, but it was too late to catch the flight and match ended UPFC having come up with solitary goal win.