In the ongoing State Football League-2017, four matches of Super and Premier Division leagues were played at Synthetic Turf TRC here on Sunday in which Young Iqbal, J&K Bank, Real Kashmir FC Red and Accountant General (AG) XI emerged victorious.
In the first Super-Division match played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Young Iqbal FC beat Young Lal Chowk FC by two goals to one in a closely contested encounter. Ozair and Waseem Dar scored one goal each for the winning team while Umer Bashir scored the solitary goal for the losing team. Despite losing the match Young Lal Chowk FC team played some exceptional football throughout the match and if they had converted their chances into the goals, the situation would have been different.
In the second Super-Division match of the day, J&K Bank Academy defeated Young Maharaja FC by a solitary goal in a high voltage drama. Sahil Bashir scored the lone goal of the match. The match turned out a mouth watering encounter to the delight of spectators. The quality of the football displayed by both the teams delighted spectators, who had come to support their favourite teams and players.
In the third Super-Division match of the day, also played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Real Kashmir FC Red thrashed Rahim Green Solina by six goals to nil in a one sided encounter. Real Kashmir players dominated the match from start till end and Solina players were no match to their quality play. Mehran opened the account for the winning team in just 4th minute of the match for the winning team and from that moment they gave no chance to the opposite team to come back. Faisal Baba, Basit, Hayat and Umir scored one goal each for Real Kashmir while Mehran scored two.
The Premier-Division match, also played at Synthetic Turf TRC, was another high voltage encounter of the day with two evenly matched teams – AG’s XI and Maharaja Sports – against each other. The forward lines of both the teams started to play attacking football from the word go. However, it was Shabir of AG’s XI who scored first goal of the match in 12th minute. Amanjeet Singh doubled the lead for AG’s XI in 18th minute of the game.
After trailing by two goals, the Maharaja players intensified their attack on the goal post of AG team and they were rewarded in 37th minute of the match when Junaid scored one. At half time the score line read 2-1 in favour of AG’s team. In the second half, the Maharaja players kept the defence lines of opposite team on toes and they got several chances to score, but missed the opportunities. The match turned out a delight for the spectators as both the teams weren’t ready to give an inch. With time running out for Mahraja team, they concentrated on scoring rather than defending and AG’s team took advantage of that by scoring third goal in the last minutes of the match and ensuring their victory. Amanjeet was the scorer for the winning team and he was declared as player of the match for scoring two goals.