Paldi wing edge past Badho to claim footy title

October 22, 2019, Ludhiana


Paldi Wing, Hoshiarpur district, prevailed over Badho Wing of Gurdaspur district to emerge as the winners in football (boys U-17) in the ongoing 65th Inter-District Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.

The final witnessed a fierce contest between players of two wings who went all out to unsettle each other. Eventually, Paldi Wing managed to scramble past Badho Wing with a narrow margin (1-0) which fetched them the winners’ trophy.

In the match for third position, Ghuda Wing in Bathinda district fought it tooth and nail to edge out Ludhiana district 1-0 to finish as the second runners-up. Ludhiana had to be content with the fourth position.

Earlier, in the quarterfinals, Ghuda Wing outnumbered Moga district 2-0 while Bathinda district beat the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS), Mahilpur 1-0 to make their way into the last four stage.

In other quarterfinals, Paldi Wing toiled hard to tame Phagwara Wing 2-1 and Ludhiana district warded off the stiff challenge from Amritsar district before wrapping up the issue 5-4 in a tie-breaker.

However, in the semifinals, Paldi Wing and Badho Wing faced a little resistance from their respective opponents and secured their berths in the title clash. Paldi Wing edged out Ghuda Wing 2-0 while Badho Wing outperformed Ludhiana district 4-1 to set up the summit clash.

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