Srinagar: J&K Forest XI defeated Accountant General’s (AG’s) XI by a solitary goal in the Premier Division match of the ongoing State Football League-2017, at TRC ground on Wednesday.
The high voltage Super Division match between the Forest and AG’s XI, witnessed by huge football fans, and turned out a mouth watering encounter. Forest players played aggressive football right from the word go; the AG’s team was determined to thwart their attempts to score. The Forest players focused more on attacking the goal post while AG’s XI was content with keeping the forward line of the opposite team at bay. The first half ended with no team able to score.
In the second half, the Forest team played better coordinated game and they were rewarded in the 50th minute of the play as the referee awarded a penalty kick in their favour after a foul by the opposite team. After conceding a goal, the AG players made several attempts to score an equaliser and came closer several times. However, they couldn’t break the defence line of the Forest team and when the referee blew the final whistle, the score line read 1-0. Javeed Ahmad of Forest team was declared as footballer of the match for his excellent performance.
The State Football League, a mega event first of its kind in the history of J&K football, is proving a super hit this season as football fever has gripped the state and the football governing body in the state – JK Football Association (JKFA) – is making all efforts to make it count.