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Gemcon, Bando in Ascent Cup semis

  • Published at 10:21 pm September 1st, 2016
  • Last updated at 10:33 pm September 1st, 2016
Gemcon, Bando in Ascent Cup semis
Neo Zipper 11-3 Therap BD Neo Zipper hit the ground running as they blitzed Therap BD to an 11-3 mauling. Hasan scored a whopping seven in this match, which just about knocked the stuffing out of the IT company. We bid adieu to Therap BD (The Big Bang Theory), they have a lot of heart and play with the soles of their feet. Neo Zipper in the meantime are precariously poised to make history in the plate. Gemcon Group 8-2 Meena Sweets Gemcon proved once again why they are the team to beat as they took on their sister concern, Meena Sweets. Meena Sweets have undoubtedly been one of the surprise packages of this year’s spectacle but it all came to an end as they bowed out in an 8-2 thrashing; Monu and Shamim stringing together a staggering seven goals between them. Comfit 7-2 City Bank Comfit barged into the quarters with a 7-2 pasting of City Bank. This impressive run of Comfit has had everyone speculating about a top-two finish in this year’s tourney. We witnessed a combination of slick one-touch passing and a comprehensive team performance for the garments giant. One of the outstanding goals of the tournament was when Raju back-heeled a shot into the City Bank net. For their part City Bank, who find themselves relegated to the plate, gave a very good account of themselves and have won many fans. Bando Design 6-2 Sterling Group Bando Design versus Sterling Group was a classic tale of Kane and Abel as real life brothers Imran of Bando confronted his younger sibling Mizu. It was a battle of biblical proportions to say the least. However, it wasn’t a happy ending for Sterling Group as they sank to a 6-2 defeat. Sterling will now face Securex in the plate quarter-finals as a means of redemption, but for Bando the day was theirs. Day 7 In Wednesday's matches, Brac Bank held Asiatic in a 2-2 draw at the end of the regulation time. As usual, the dreaded penalty shootout had to settle the tie. Brac Bank showed no mercy as they converted each spot kick with ruthless precision. To be fair to Asiatic, they only missed one. It was a glorious return for Brac Bank in the Ascent Cup as they booked their place in the quarters of the bowl. Asiatic were left to rue their missed opportunities. NRB Global put in a fine performance as they edged out Swiss Contact from the tournament in a 2-0 battle. Meanwhile Metronet held on for dear life in a 3-3 encounter with Galaxy Group, but to no avail as Galaxy Group got the better of the internet company in the second penalty shootout of the day. A far more relaxed Securex were seen passing the ball around with ease against Runner Group. However, true to form a couple of silly defensive errors got Runner back in the game. Ball possession doesn’t amount to much if you get slaughtered in the counter-attack. But Palash’s hattrick ensured that the security firm moves on to the plate quarters. Home side Ascent were locked in an epic battle with IIDFC. The home fans made a lot of noise with their drums and vuvuzelas but alas it was all in vain. The leasing company romp into the plate quarterfinals with 2-1 win. RESULTS Neo Zipper 11-3 Therap BD Neo: Hasan Uzzal (7), Adnan (3), Uzzal Khan (1) Therap: Safwan (1), Imran (2) Gemcon Group 8-2 Meena Sweets Gemcon: Monu (4), Shamim (3), Sohel (1) Meena: Imran (1), Rana (1) Comfit 7-2 City Bank Comfit: Raju (2), Tanin (2), Asgar (3) City: Mamun (1), Habib (1) Bando Design 6-2 Sterling Group Bando: Imran (3), Mamun (1), Shakil (2) Sterling: Shajeeb (2)