Winchester win schools soccer

Winchester School edged Delhi Private School Dubai (DPS-D) 3-2 to lift the inaugural three-day JSS International Private School-Dubai senior boys soccer tournament.

By Moni Mathews

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Published: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 11:41 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:52 AM

Winchester played more cohesively with fine moves into the DPS goal area for the title round triumph.

The runners-up made many forays into the box on either side in the closing moments but the steady Winchester lads kept their narrow lead intact with excellent marking.

In the semis, DPS-D registered a 4-2 victory over the hosts JSS while Winchester beat Westminster 2-0.

Winchester School beat Delhi Private School-Dubai in the title round clash. — Supplied photo

JSS, just two years into its formation in Dubai, held the tourney on the newly laid turf and themed the championship as the ‘Fight for the Goal’.

Our Own High School-Al Warqaa and DPS-D set the ball rolling where DPS-D prevailed 2-1 in the opening fixture on Sunday.

JSS were up next against Apple International School on the opening day with the hosts romping home 3-0.

Later, in another keenly fought pool match, Gulf Asian English School-Sharjah put up a sterling, gutsy display before bowing out in the tie-breaker to Winchester (5-4) who went on to outplay JSS 6-0 later in the group.

On such a high note of confidence Winchester rode into the semi-finals along with JSS whose previous win in the pool phase, saw them garner enough points for a last four berth.

Major General Nasser Abdul Razaq Al Razooqi, chairman, Al Razouqui Group and member of the UAE Olympic Committee was the chief guest on the final day.

He announced about his plans to start an inter school UAE karate championship in collaboration with the JSS Group of Schools in the near future.

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