Dehradun, 16 August 2008 | By LP Thapa:
Uttarakhand Police after winning the title in 2005 had failed to make any impression in successive years. It has, however, succeeded in making its presence felt this year, that too in a grand way: not losing a single match till today and earning the distinction of being the team that scored the highest 37 goals and conceded the lowest 3 goals. Even before the league concluded, it had emerged the undisputable league champion. It has been the team that has entertained football lovers most by scoring the highest 12 goals in a single match in this season.
Journey to the title: The Police team began its journey towards the coveted title with a 2-0 triumph over defending champion Akranta. In the second match of the season, against Sunderwala, it enthralled the football lovers by netting 9 goals. More was to come from the men in khaki for sports lovers. In the next match against Cantt Blue, the cops sent home a record 12 goals to the entertainment of the spectators. However, the next match proved a bit tough for the cops, as DMK, the other contender for the title, posed difficulty. Anyway, the Police team crossed the hurdle by defeating them 1-0. The underdogs, Garhal Sporting, too, played a tough match with them and also earned the distinction of being the first team to score against the tough cops. The match ended 4-2 in favour of the police team.
After a pause, the police team again struck hard to hit Doon Valley 3-1 and, in the second last match, it trounced Gypsy, 6-0. It has to play the last match against CT Young. It has not only clinched the title, but its striker Deepak Kandari has become the man to score the highest 12 goals in the season.