Srinagar: In the ongoing State Football League, four Super and Premier Divisions matches were played at Synthetic Turf TRC on Sunday.
In the first Super Division match, J&K Bank Academy defeated Jehlum Sports by two goals to nil. Right from the start Bank team dominated the game as they kept defense lines of the opposite team under pressure. Farhan Pathan and Ateeb Shafi managed to score two goals for them.
In the second Super-Division match of the day, also played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Lone Star Blue defeated Real Kashmir Red by three goals to two in a closely contested affair. Naish opened account for Real Kashmir team in the third minute of the play while Numaan doubled the lead five minutes later.
However, LoneStar fought back with Momin scoring their first goal in 23rd minute of the match and reduced the lead. The first half ended with score line reading 2-1 in favour of Real Kashmir. As the second half began, Lone Star players scored two goals in 48th and 59th minutes of the match through Abid Ahmad and Firdous Ahmad winning the match 3-2.
In the Premier-Division match, also played at Synthetic Turf TRC, Lone Star KFC played a goal less draw with Mahraja Sports. Though no team could score in the allotted 90-minutes of the match, the high quality and attacking football they displayed enthralled the spectators who had come in huge numbers. Both the teams got several scoring opportunities in the first half, but they failed to convert those. The situation remained the same in the second half. When the referee blew the final whistle the score line read 0-0. Feroz from Maharaja Sports was declared player of the match for his performance.
In the second Premier Division match of the day, Real Kashmir FC thrashed Food & Supplies (F&S) team by five goals to nil in a one sided encounter. Real Kashmir players dominated the match from the start of the play and F&S defence line was helpless before their attacking play. For Real Kashmir could not score, once Shahid scored first goal in the 29 th minute while Asrar made it 2-0 in 38th minute of the match. The F&S players tried their best to score, but failed to do so and the first half ended with score line reading 2-0 in favour of Real Kashmir.
In the second half Real Kashmir sealed the fate of the match early when Amir scored third goal for his team in 49th minute and Hyder made it 4-0 in 71st minute. Asrar scored his second and the team’s fifth goal in 81st minute of the match.
When the referee blew the final whistle it was 5-0 in favour of Real Kashmir FC. Shahid Nazir was decalared as player of the match. It was after two games that Real Kashmir FC tasted victory.
J&K Football Association (JKFA) hailed the public for their overwhelming response to the event and hoped in future also they will do the same.