Gateway College clinches Neville De Alwis – Ralph Alles Challenge Trophy in a thrilling shootout

Neville De Alwis - Ralph Alles Challenge Trophy

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In a nail-biting encounter between Gateway College and S. Thomas’ College, Gateway College emerged victorious, retaining the Neville De Alwis – Ralph Alles Challenge Trophy after a dramatic penalty shootout, after the full time scores remained at 2-2. 

The match showcased an intense battle on the field, with both teams displaying exceptional skills and determination. M. Mukthar of S. Thomas’ College shone brightly, scoring twice and putting his team in a favorable position. However, Gateway College Skipper Umar Shakil proved to be a key player, opening the scoring and setting the tone for an exciting contest. 

As the game unfolded, the tension reached its peak when Ahmed Hijaazi of Gateway College scored a late equalizing goal, forcing the match into penalties. The momentum swung back and forth during the shootout, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. 

In the end, Gateway College emerged triumphant, securing the Neville De Alwis – Ralph Alles Challenge Trophy for another year. The victory was a testament to the team’s resilience, with Umar Shakil and Ahmed Hijaazi playing crucial roles in the comeback. 

The thrilling match not only showcased the talent and determination of both teams, but also highlighted the unpredictable nature of sports. The Neville De Alwis – Ralph Alles Challenge Trophy remains with Gateway College, marking a memorable chapter in the ongoing rivalry between these two formidable institutions. 

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