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19 September 2012

All Northeast Clash in Under-17 Girls Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Sep 19
: Mizo girl Offee Lalmingahualpuia continued her superb form in the tournament as she scored her fourth hat-trick in five matches to take Government Mizo High School, Aizawl to the Under-17 final of the 53rd Subroto Cup Football tournament on Tuesday.

Lalmingahualpuia struck in the 25th, 40th and 50+1 minute as the Mizoram school thumped Ramakrishna Saratha Higher Secondary School, Tamil Nadu 4-1 in the first semifinal of the girl's tournament.

Lalmingahualpuia had got her name in Subroto Cup record books as the first girl player to score a hat-trick in the tournament and had scored 11 goals before this match.

The summit clash on Thursday will be an all-Northeast affair with Government Mizo High School, Aizwal taking on Oriental English School, Manipur who got the better of Government High School, Haryana 2-0 in the other semifinal on Tuesday.

J Revathi scored the consolation goal for Tamil Nadu in the 18th minute.

Talking about her goal scoring spree, Lalmingahualpuia who idolises French great Zinedine Zidane said, "I play because I enjoy playing and I don't think much. Guess that is the reason I get to score the goals."

In the second semifinal, K Tony gave the Manipur school the lead in the 18th minute before S Ranjana scored the second goal in the 39th minute to seal a berth in the final.

Meanwhile, the league matches for the boys U-17 started on Tuesday.


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