H. Ameerudeen of SRM University proved that his wonder goal against ICF on Sunday was no flash in the pan as he followed it up with yet another stupendous all-round performance to help his team to a 1-0 win over Sathyabama University in the final of the inter-college football tournament on Tuesday.
If one had to find fault with SRM, it was that they horrendously failed to translate all their dominance in possession to goals.
SRM could well have put the tie to bed in the first-half as forward Ameerudeen orchestrated a few top-notch passes to his partner in crime Mijo Jose but to give credit where it's due, Sathyabama’s goal-keeper T.G. Rajguru was equal to the task and repeatedly thwarted their attempts to keep the margin of defeat to a respectable 1-0.
Chances, though, were at a premium at both ends of the pitch and gradually as the match wore on SRM took a stranglehold on their opponents. Ameerudeen’s presence in the middle was certainly an ace up SRM’s sleeve and it was a delight to watch him in all his glory.
Sathyabama did well to go into the break without conceding a goal. But they got off to the worst possible start in the second-half as SRM mid-fielder A. Vijaya Prabhakran made a dazzling run on the left flank after being released by a perceptive pass from S. Karthick.
This time however, Rajguru didn’t stand any chance to prevent SRM from taking a well-deserved lead in the 47th minute. Sathyabama still had ample time on their hands to rebound but the watertight defence of SRM nipped all their offensive forays in the bud to earn a memorable win.
The winners were awarded `25,000. SNJ distilleries owner SN Jayamurugan gave away the prizes.

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