Pauri Platoons win Uttarakhand Super League 2016
Defeat Nainital FC Lakes 6-5 in penalty shootout
Dehradun: Pauri Platoons won the inaugural edition of the Uttarakhand Super League by defeating Nainital FC Lakes in the final. Played in front of a packed house both teams had surprised one and all just by reaching the finals. Pauri Platoons had defeated Dehradun Capital Rangers while Nainital FC Lakes had overcome Pithoragarh Panthers in their semi final match.
Pauri Platoons: The comeback team
The team of Pauri Platoons was all but out in the inital stages of the Uttarakhand Super League, but the players never lost hope. The team clawed its way through the semis before stunning title favorites Pithoragarh Panthers- (who were on an 8 match winning streak) 1-0. The team of Pauri Platoons didn’t have any marquee players in their ranks but that didn’t hamper their progress.
Pauri Platoons vs Nainital FC Lakes: The Grand Final
Nainital FC Lakes started the stronger of the teams going into the first half with a 1-0 lead. Nainital were oncourse to lift the trophy but a late equalizer from Pauri forced the match into a penalty shootout. Pauri perhaps drawing inspiration from their semi final victory were able to keep their cool and eventually win the match 6-5 in the shootout.
Award list of Uttarakhand Super League 2016
|Golden Boot (Best Player)||Chepko (Tapago)-12 Goals||Pithoragarh Panthers|
|Best forward of the tournament||Bala Al Hassan -10 goals||Dehradun Capital Rangers|
|Best midfielder of the tournament||Rohit Gussain||Dehradun Capital Rangers|
|Best stopper of the tournament||Vikas Chhetri||Nainital FC Lakes|
|Best upcoming player||Bhupender Singh||Pithoragarh Panthers|
|Best goal keeper of the tournament||Ayush Rai||Pithoragarh Panthers|
|Fair Play Award||N.A||Uttarkashi Glaciers|