Mufti Mohammad Syed Memorial Gold Cup
Srinagar: The second phase of first Mufti Mohammad Syed Memorial Gold Cup League Football Tournament-2017, which started last week at Synthetic Turf TRC in Srinagar on Sunday, witnessed three matches during the day.
In the first match of the day, Fortview FC Srinagar defeated Pulwama FC by two goals to one. It was in 25th minute of the play, Nabeel of Fortview FC managed to breach the defence lines of Pulwama FC to score the first goal of the match. Two minutes later Pulwama FC scored equliser through Aatif. For Fortview FC, Naveed scored the second goal in 43rd minute of the play. The second half remained goalless with Fortview FC winning 2-1.
In the second match of the day, J&K Bank Academy defeated Young Islamabad (Anantnag) FC by four goals to one. The quality and the speed of the football displayed by Bank players enthralled large number of fans. Farhan Pathan opened the account for the Bank team in 11th minute.
As the second half began, the Bank Academy players stepped up their attacks on the opposite goalpost and in 50th minute of the match, they double the lead through Haseeb. Just 10 minutes later Ateeb Shafi made it 3-0 in favour of Bank Academy. Haseeb scored his second and team’s fourth goal in 63rd minuted of the match and virtually sealed the fate of the match. In the third match of the day, Star FC Fatehpora, Baramulla defeated Eithad FC Pulwama by 5-2. For the winning team, Waheed opened the account in just fourth minute of the match. However, Pulwama team made a counter attack and just two minute later scored an equaliser through Zahid Shafi.
Irfan Ahangar scored the second goal for Baramulla team in 9th minute of the match while Aaqib Sultan made it 3-1 in 16th minute. Pulwama team reduced the margin to 3-2 when Faizan scored a goal in 28th minute of the play for his team.
Aaqib Sultan scored his second and team’s fourth goal in 31st minute of and managed to score one more goal for his team in 68th minute of the match making it 5-2 in favour of Baramulla team.
The second phase is for winner clubs of 16 district/zones of Kashmir province and will be played on knockout basis. In all 15 matches will be played in the second phase.
The event is being held across the 22 districts of the state and is being organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) under the auspices of State Sports Council and on the directions of All India Football Federation (AIFF).