Pune: Infants FC defended Melwin Anthony’s third minute goal that was nullified by SKF’s Abhishek Pal before this Division III match was forced into tie-breaker, in the 19th Guru Tegh Bahadur Football Tournament in progress at College Of Engineering Ground on Wednesday.
Melwin had scored on a pass from Amol Wadekar, but Abhishek equalised in the 24th minute to force shootout.
For Infants, Ilias Naidu, Amol Wadekar, S Ramaswamy and Pramod Atre scored, while Vicky Pillay missed.
Strikers FC in semis
In-form striker Subhod Lama scored the lone goal of the match through spot-kick in the 14th minute as Strikers FC defeated Blue Stag 1-0 to storm into the semifinals.
Deccan XI 1 (V Bhagwat 13th) bt Diego Jr FC 0.
Ghorpuri YO 3 (Ruturaj Patil 10th, Mayur Awale 13th, Manprit Singh 69th) beat City Club 1 (Fardeen Shaikh 30th).
Infants FC 1, 4 (Melwin Anthony 3rd, Ilias Naidu, Amol Wadekar, Sadanand Ramaswamy, Pramod Atre) beat SKF FC 1, 3 (Abhishek Pal 24th, Krishna Durga, Tushar Durga, Neeraj Mane).
Strikers FC 1 (Subhod Lama 14th) beat Blue Stag 0.