SHILLONG | Sept 17, 2019:
In a matter of pride for the state, the Hopewell Elias Secondary School, Shillong was crowned Champions of the U-17 Subroto Cup 2019 after defeating defending champions — Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protisthan at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi today.
In the first half, Meghalaya’s H Elias School scored its first goal through a brilliant kick form Sangti Janai Shianglong leaving the defending champion trailing by one goal.
In the second half, two players from Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protisthan were awarded red-cards reducing the number of the “boys in blue jerseys” to 9 players.
The winner took home a trophy besides a cheque of Rs 4 lakh while the runners’ up was awarded Rs 2.5 lakh.
Besides the winning trophy, the Meghalaya team also bagged several awards including — Best Player, Best Goal Keeper, Best School and Best Coach.
The final match was also witnessed by Chief of the Air Staff, Birender Singh Dhanoa.