Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It is IT in football

The English game went well for the American market would not be a bad phrase as the IT students expectedly topped one and all to clinch the Intramurals football trophy. The team powered by the Captain Prabhu who also happens to be the captain of the college team, the well built Muthu, the tall and lanky pair of Vyshak, & Chandru had indeed an easy outing.

The first semifinal saw the IT pitted against EEE. IT who was a strong favourite had to contend with some innovative strategy and good defence from underdogs EEE. It was only the 15th minute goal of R.Arunkumar that went in ITs favour and the result 1-0 wouldnt have made them happy. The second semi final between CSE and ECE was more than evenly poised as both sides had their own opportunities and threats. After an goalless draw even after extra time, all eyes turned to penalty corner. It was a disaster of sorts for ECE as CSE shot all the three while ECE missed all the three. The final result 3-0(penalty) did not indicate the close nature of the game.

The finals was a much awaited clash and IT was taken aback in the first five minutes. Maikannan seemed invincible as he beat the defence of IT in the 2nd and 6th minute to take CSE to a 2-0 lead straightaway. Prabu did some tough talking after the second goal and it seemed to have an immediate effect as Muthu shot one in the next minute. After that goal, IT displayed great vigour to score three more goals in the first half in 22(Vyshak), 26 (Muthu) and 27(Vyshak) respectively. There was no looking back for IT as they consolidated after this display. A goalless second half let open the gates to IT as they sealed the first football trophy 4-2.