Mahilpur: Shiv Kumar Bawa: 6th Doaba Football Tournament was won by PAP Jalandhar by beating Mahilpur Academy by 2-0. Around 50 teams participated in various categories of football.
Notably, Doaba Sporting Club organized a Football Tournament at village Khera is the leadership of President Iqbal Singh Khera. The tournament was inaugurated by Cabinet Minister Sohan Singh Thandal.
Doaba Sporting Club awarded all teams with cash awards. The winner of the tournament got cash prize of Rs. 61,000 and runner-up team Rs. 45,000 in club section. The winner and runner-up of Schools & colleges section teams got Rs. 27,000 and Rs. 21,000, respectively.
Sarabjot Singh Sabhi, President of Doaba Zone (Shiromani Akali Dal) and Zila Parishad Chairman, Hoshiarpur presided over the function. While DPRO Rajwinder Singh Riar, Ravinder Singh Thandal, Vijay Goyal DSO Hoshairpur, Iqbal Singh Kehra and many others were also presented on this occasion. Five Indian Women Kabaddi Team players were also honoured by the Doaba Sporting Club. Iqbal Singh Khera president of Doaba Sporitng Club thanked the spectators, NRI Sponsors and Club Members for making 6th Doaba Football Tournament successful.
In the Club & Schools section, 1st semi-final held between P.A.P Jalandhar and P.S.P.C.L Hoshairpur. In this match P.A.P Jalandhar defeated P.S.P.C.L Hoshiarpur by 2-1. Pawandeep Singh and Harjinder Singh of P.A.P Jalandhar both scored one-one goal while Navpreet Singh of P.S.P.C.L scored one goal. 2nd Semi-final held between U.P. F. C Mahilpur and Satluj Club, Balohi. After neck to neck fight Mahilpur beat Balohi by 5-4 (tie breaker) in this match. The Final match held between U.P.S.C Mahilpur and P.A.P Jalandhar. As per expectation the match started with great boom, Jaggi of P.A.P Jalandhar scored first goal in tenth minutes and mahilpur team did self gaol against their team. After a great match, P.A.P Jalandhar beat Mahilpur and won 6th Doaba Football Tournament.
College & School Section
In this section, 1st Semi-final played between Mahilpur and Paldi. Mahilpur beat paldi by 2-0. Pavitter and Harsharan of Mahilpur team scored one-one goal each. 2nd Semi-final played between D.A.V Hoshiarpur and Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar. Lyallpur College beat Hoshiarpur by 1-0. Manpreet of Khalsa College Jalandhar scored one goal. The Final Match played between Mahilpur and Khalsa College Jalandhar. After a great match Lyallpur Khalsa College beat Mahilpur by 2-1.
Sukhjeet Singh of Mahilpur scored one goal while Kausal and Gagandeep Singh of Khalsa College scored one – one goal each.
Under – 14 Section
Khera Zone beat Makhsoospur by 1-0 goals.
In Under-16 Section League
Chabbewal zone secured first position with 9 points while Baddon zone secured second position with 6 points in the league.