GARHWAL HEROES FOOTBAL CLUB WIN THE FINALS IN SRINAGAR GARHWAL DEFEATING UTTARAKHAND POLICE
One of the best football teams of the country and Uttarakhand having the history of decades Garhwal Heroes Football Club, Delhi has scored victory over Uttarakhand police footballers and won the prestigious late Puran Chand Uniyal first national football Tournament title in the final match held at Srinagar, Garhwal Uttarakhand on 14th March. The Garhwal Heroes defeated Uttarakhand police with 2-1 goals in the interesting finals in the presence of hundreds of football fans and lovers.
The education minister of government of Uttarakhand Dhan Singh Rawat presented the winner team of Garhwal Heroes Football Club, the prestigious trophy and a cheque of rupees one lakh while the runners up Uttarakhand police received the cheque of rupees 75 thousand.
The final match organised by the Aditi Nyas was held between the Garhwal Heroes football team and the Uttarakhand police the GI& TI grounds Srinagar, Garhwal where both the team played quite potentially generating tremendous interest and curiosity amongst the spectators and football lovers.
It was just 13 minutes after the start of the match that Shashank Mamgain alias Tikari of Garhwal Heroes scored the first goal in GI&TI grounds. Thereafter the Uttarakhand Police got good number of opportunities to score goals but the stiff resistence of Garhwal Heroes near the goal post D area, successfully countered the Uttarakhand Police’s every attempt.
However, the Uttarakhand Police team was too lucky to get a penalty chance at the 83rd minute of the game when a fault was committed by the Garhwal Heroes through Head hitting. This penalty shoot by Sher Singh of Uttarakhand police was succesful and the score of both the teams equalised at 1-1.
However despite tremendous competition the match ended in a draw after 90 minutes. Therefore an additional time of 15 minutes were granted to both the teams.
On the 97th minute of the game the Delhi’s Garhwal Heroes were lucky enough to get the free kick and Anup Thapa of the Heroes succesfully hit the goal to the cheers of hundreds of footbal fans.
No teams could score in the remaining 8 minutes and the Garhwal Heroes Football Club was declared the champion in the finals of Tournament.
Shashan Mamgain of Garhwal Heroes was adjudged as the best footballer of the tournament for individually scoring maximum goals( three) and was felicitated with a trophy and gold medal.
Neeraj Bhandari of Garhwal Eleven was declared the best player whereas Virendra Pandey of Uttarakhand Police was given the status of best goalkeeper. The LNIP team of Gwalior was accorded the title of Fair Play Team.