M’lore: Tiger 5’s kicks off at SAC

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore, January 28, 2010: Tiger 5’s Football Tournament -‘Hunt for the campus Tigers’ organized by the Football Club of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore kick started today at 4:30 P.M in the Centenary Grounds.

In the inaugural program Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Convenor / Physical Director SAC welcomed all the football lovers present for the event. In his inaugural address Mr. D’Souza said “By organizing these kinds of events we aim to build a good student team within the college by entertaining young students and identify the best ones in the game. Later he declared the tournament open with a penalty shoot.  He later instructed and explained the rules and regulations to all the teams. Mr.Arun, Asst. Physical Director SAC was the referee for the day’s matches.

Twenty Five teams entered the Tiger 5’s Football Tournament at the Centenary Grounds, including teams from High School, PU, UG and PG. Only students from St. Aloysius Institutions i.e. High School / PU / UG / PG are eligible to form a team and participate in this event.

This format of the game is unique in its own kind; the organisers say “It’s all about pure street football with total entertainment. Each team consists of 5+2 Players (Rolling Substitution) and the duration of each match will be 15 + 5 + 15 minutes. Matches will be conducted on KNOCK OUT basis; in case of draw, the matches will be decided on the basis of tie breakers (3 penalties). The offside rule will not be applicable this format of the game.

In the inaugural match Sturrock United took on Coorg Warriors; Coorg Warriors won the match with 3-2. Later in the second match Insane Soccers took on The Warriors; The Warriors won the match with 1-0 (tie breakers). In the day’s final match between Avengers and Barrio 6 X; Avengers won the match with 2-1 (tie breakers)

Teams Participating in Tiger 5s Football Tournament are Goal Riders, Nirvana F.C., Sharp Shooters (BA), Fire Shooters, Mavi Wowie, Sturrock United, Coorg Warriors, Silverline F.C, Insane Soccers, The Warriors, Green Street, BBM United F.C, Young Challengers, Sharp Shooters (PUC), Avengers, Barrio 6X, Royal Stags, K-9,Evening Stars, Free Stylers, Invaders, Man U Freaks, Strikers United, Mangalore United, and Infernos.

Tiger 5s Football Tournament is first of its kind to be conceptualized and to be organized in the history of the college. Tiger 5s Football Tournament will go on till the 8th February 2010 between 25 teams.

Results of Day 1: (28th January 2010)

Sturrock United VS Coorg Warriors: Coorg Warriors WON 3-2
Insane Soccers VS The Warriors: The Warriors WON 1-0 (tie breakers)
Avengers VS Barrio 6 X : Avengers WON 2-1 (tie breakers)

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