State Football League-2017: PDC, Maharaja Sports plays 1-1 draw

B-Division League completed, A Division in semi-final stage

Srinagar: In the ongoing State Football League-2017, Rahim Green Solina FC played a goalless draw against Young Iqbal Sports in Super Division match while Premier Division match between Maharaja Sports and J&K State Power Development Corporation (J&KSPDC) also ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Premier-Division match played at Synthetic Turf TRC, turned out a high voltage encounter in which neither of the two teams were ready to give in an inch to the opposite side. Raja Musharraf opened the account for Maharaja Sports in the 11th minute of the match and they managed the lead till 38th minute of the game. In the last minutes of the first half, J&KSPDC Team scored an equaliser through Faizan. The first half ended with score line reading 1-1.
In the second half, players from both the sides played aggressive football and made several attempts at each others’ goal posts. However, the defence lines of both the teams kept the forwards at bay and gave no chances of scoring to each other. When the referee blew the final whistle, the score line was 1-1. Gulzar of J&KSPDC Team was declared man of the match for his performance.
In Super-Division match also played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Rahim Green Solina DC played a goalless draw with Young Iqbal Sports. Both the teams played aggressively throughout the match, but couldn’t convert the chances into scoring opportunities. When the referee blew the final whistle the score line read 0-0 and it was the fair result, considering that both the teams missed several opportunities to score.
Meanwhile, more than 50 percent matches of the State Football League, a mega event first of its kind in the history of J&K football, have been completed till now. While B-Division league is already completed with IFC Nowgam winning the title and Noorbagh FC finishing as runners up, A-Division League has reached to the semi-final stage. Novelty Blue, Jehangir Club and Fort Club Views have already qualified for seminal, the fourth spot for semi-final will be decided in the match between Kashmir United and Fort View Club.
More than 50 percent match of the Super and Premier Division league have been completed till date. 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.