State Football League 2017
Srinagar: Three matches of the ongoing State Football League event were played at Polo Ground and Synthetic Turf TRC venues, here on Wednesday (September 20) in which FC Biscoe XI, Saffalo FC and JK Bank XI emerged winners.
In the first A-Division match, played at Polo Ground, FC Biscoe XI defeated Royal Sports by to goals to one in a closely contested affair. Hanan and Shariq were the scorers for the winning team while Farooq Ahmad scored the lone goal for the losing team.
In Super-Division match played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Saffalo FC beat Lonestar KFC Blue by 2-1. Both the teams played aggressively throughout the match, but it was Saffalo XI which could sustain the pressure till the end and emerge victorious. Farman and Altaf were the scorers for the winning team while Momin was the scorer for the losing team.
In Premier-Division match also played at Synthetic Turf TRC, JK Bank XI defeated Maharaja Sports by three goals to nil. From the start of the play till the end, the Bank players maintained pressure on opposite goal post and they gave no chance to the Mahraja players to score. Danish, Preem and Toufeeq scored one goal each for the winning team. Danish was declared as footballer of the match for his performance.
Meanwhile, the State Football League, a mega event first of its kind in the history of J&K football, is going on at different venues of the state with full swing drawing huge crowds to the football venues. More than 500 football teams and clubs with over 12000 players and over 1500 team officials are participating in the mega event, the aim of which is to unearth the hidden talent across the State.
The event is being held across the 22 districts of the state these days and is being organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) under the auspices of State Sports Council and on the directions of All India Football Federation (AIFF).