Srinagar: In the ongoing State Football League-2017, only one Premier Division match was played at Synthetic Turf TRC here on Thursday between J&K Police XI and Maharaja Sports which ended in a 1-1 draw.
In the closely contested match, both the teams missed several scoring opportunities. Zaid opened account for the Maharaja Sports in 22nd minute of the match. After conceding a lead, Police XI players attacked the opposite goalpost several times, but they failed to send the ball into the goal post. However, in 35th minute of the play, Tanveer scored an equaliser for the Police team and the first half ended with score line reading 1-1.
After that both the teams tried their best to take the lead, but failed to do so. In the last minutes of the game, players from both the sides stepped up the attacks, but failed at the last hurdle. When the referee blew the final whistle the score line read 1-1. Zahid from Maharaja Sports was declared as player of the match.
While B-Division League is already completed with IFC Nowgam winning the title, the A-Division League has reached to the final stage with Fort View FC and Novelty FC qualifying for final. In Super and Premier Division leagues, more than 60 percent matches have been completed.