SRINAGAR The first of its kind night football tournament was formally thrown open Friday evening following an impressive ceremony at DPS, Athwajan grounds.
‘Chinar Cup’ is being held by DPS Srinagar in corroboration with APS Srinagar.
Two exciting matches were played under the lights, opening a glorious chapter in the sports history of state.
DPS SCORES 6 GOALS AGAINST SANCTORIUM SOPORE
In the first fixture, DPS Srinagar squared against Sanctorum School Sopore. It was a one sided fixture which showcased the striking power of team DPS.
One after another, six goals were scored by DPS while their defense kept Sanctorum from scoring.
Goals were scored by Ayaan Sheikh in 20th minute, Musaib Javid in the 25th and 52nd minute, Kamil Wani in the 30th minute, Musaib Javid in the 42 minute and Hassan Darwesh in the 55th minute.
GREEN VALLEY TROUNCES APS
In the other fixture, Green Valley school defeated APS Srinagar by a solitary goal scored by Nehal in the 50th minute.
Earlier in his welcome address the Principal welcomed the guests and spoke about the initiative. He said At DPS Srinagar we always believe in service before self. He then administered oath to the participating teams to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship. The tournament was formally thrown open by the Chief Guest Lt Gen AK Bhatt GOC 15 Corps.
The tournament features a total of 16 teams divided into two groups. Each team will play a team from its own group in a knockout format. Two matches will be played every day and the final of the tournament will be held on 16th September, 2018.