Bhubaneswar: Defending champions Kalinga Bidyapitha and Vikash Residential School (VRS) won their respective group matches of the MCL Cup Inter-School football tournament at the Unit-VI Boys’ High School Ground here, Saturday.
Kalinga Bidyapitha spanked St Joseph’s High School 5-0 in a lop-sided Group-A match. Ashok Padhi (second), Mihir Dehuri (18th and 32nd) Anil Padhi (23rd) and Mohan Bhoi (40th) scored for the winners.
Later in the day, VRS faced a stiff fight from DAV School, Pokhariput before winning their Group-B match by a solitary goal. Biswajit Mallick scored the all-important goal in the 35th minute.
August 16 matches:
Unit-II High School vs Times Gurukul School
DPS, Kalinga vs Unit-VI Boys’ HS
AG Orissa triumph
AG Orissa clinched the team title of the three-day IA and AD East Zone Carrom tournament which concluded here at the AG Office Friday.
The team comprising SP Mohanty, Gyana Chandra, PK Maharana, Raju Kumar and a standby player, defeated Bihar 2-1 in a keenly-contested final.
In singles events, Ranabir Mallick of West Bengal and Jharkhand’s Rinky Rayant clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively.
Ranabir outplayed Adarsh K Gupta of Jharkhand 24-4, 24-1 while Rinky on the other hand, eked out a hard-fought 20-8, 8-24, 24-13 win over Kavitha Rani of Bihar.
The champion and runners-up players will represent East Zone in the upcoming Inter-Zonal carrom tournament which will be played at Gowhati next month.
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