A player of Harijan Vikas Samiti (third from left) tries to thwart an attack of Dobo Sangram Sangh in a McDowell’s Celebration-Jamshedpur Sporting Association super division football league tie at Gopal Maidan. Picture by Srinivas
Jamshedpur, May 30: Thakkar Bappa Club (TBC) continued with their winning spree in the ongoing McDowell’s Celebration-Jamshedpur Sporting Associating football league.
TBC posted a 1-0 win versus Burmamines Students’ Association (BSA) in a super-division tie at Gopal Maidan today. In the A-division clash between Harijan Vikas Samiti (HVS) and Dobo Sangram Sangh, the former won 2-0 at Armoury grounds.
TBC faced initial trouble in maintaining their grip over the proceedings. Goals proved difficult to come by as BSA put up solid opponent. The defenders did their job well and prevented some forays with some good tackling.
Both the outfits tried hard to get the lead. The ball remained at the centre for most of time as the mid-fielders and the wingers kept themselves busy in dodging and getting past each other. However, TBC found the net just when it seemed that the first half was going to end goalless.
Receiving a crisp cross from the right flank, Madhusudan swivelled and shot the ball past a dividing BSA goalkeeper just two minutes before the lemon break. The second half also saw some tough tackling from both sides. The urgency to find the equaliser by BSA proved futile as the defenders of the rival outfit remained agile.
In contrast, HVS had a comfortable outing against DSS. The team found the goal thanks to a fine sense of timing by winger Satyam Karwa in the 36th minute.
Darting in from the left, Karwa latched on to the ball and shot at a wide angle, entangling it into the net.
HVS adopted attacking mode of play in the second half. This helped in off-setting the plans of the opponents, who played a waiting game, playing with short passes and making inconsistent forays into the HVS half.
Though DSS tried hard to score the equaliser but their efforts came a cropper. Problems for the losing outfit compounded when HVS managed their second goal through Dipu Mukhi.
Mukhi, who plays as a centre forward, slided in a pass from the centre past a hapless DSS custodian in the 50th minute. HVS adopted safe tactics after their second goal and bi ded time till the final whistle.
In the JSA hockey league, Tata Motors prevailed over St Robert’s Club 2-1 at Keenan stadium.