Railway FC among 9 to enter cluster pre-quarters
Kanishka, Soumen eliminated
Blue Star enter semis

 
 
RAILWAY FC AMONG 9 TO ENTER CLUSTER PRE-QUARTERS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, May 23 
Railway FC today thrashed Calcutta Police 5-0 in Rajpur to enter the cluster pre-quarter finals of the McDowell Cup by virtue of topping group C.

Hiralal Das and Surajit Karmakar struck two goals each and Pinaki Sengupta scored one.

Nine pre-quarter finalists were identified today and seven more will complete the line-up for the knockout stage. The other teams to have entered the cluster pre-quarters are George Telegraph, SAIL, Port Trust, Salkia Friends, Eastern Railway, Eastern Coalfields, BNR and Eveready.    


 
 
KANISHKA, SOUMEN ELIMINATED 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, May 23 
Menís top seed Arup Baidya moved into the semi-finals of the Badminton Playersí Association-organised state ranking meet even as two seeded players fell by the wayside today.

All matches were reduced to one-game affairs as the finals had to be brought forward by a day because of Thursdayís bandh. The finals will now be played tomorrow. The truncated menís matches were of 21 points while women battled for 15 points.

Menís second seed Kanishka Das was shown the door by Amandeep 8-21 and No. 6 Soumen Bhattacharya was stunned 18-21 by Sanjoy Das.

Baidya, however, had it easy against Pranab Das, winning 21-8. He will meet Mrinmoy Paul, a 21-15 victor against Anirban Mukherjee, in the semis.

Debasree Dey and Barnali Raha entered the semis of the womenís section with 15-9, 15-5 wins over Sudipta Roy and Sujoya Mukherjee, respectively.    


 
 
BLUE STAR ENTER SEMIS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, May 23 
Allied Domecq and Blue Star entered the Main Plate semi-finals of The Telegraph Merchants Cup soccer meet with narrow victories at CC & FC this evening.

Blue Star edged Selvel B 1-0, Allied Domecq pipped IISCO 2-1.    

 

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