MMSM Football Tournament: Police XI beats Maharaja FC by 1-0

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SRINAGAR: In the ongoing first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Memorial (MMSM) Football tournament, J&K Police XI defeated Maharaja FC by a solitary goal in a match played at Synthetic Turf, TRC Ground in Srinagar on Wednesday. In the first half, both teams attacked each others’ goalpost frequently, But it Was Faisal Rasheed who opened the account for J&K Police Team in just 25th minute of the play. Trailing by one goal, the Maharaja Sports players went for an all out attack to score an equalizer. but the defence lines withheld the pressure and didn’t allow any goals to be scored. The goalkeepers of the two teams made some excellent saves drawing huge cheers from the spectators. The second half also proved to be mouth watering as no team was ready to give even an inch. Attacks and counter attacks was the hallmark of the match. The Maharaja players launched several counter attacks, but the goalkeeper of the Police team ensured no damage was done. In the last 10 minutes of the play, both teams made several attempt to score but couldn’t cross the last hurdle. While Maharaja players were desperate to score an equaliser, However, every time they failed at the finish line. Maharaja team missed at least three clear scoring chances in the second half. the Police players were focused on maintaining the lead. When the referee blew the final whistle, the score line read 1-0 in favour of the Police. Zahid Ahmad of Maharaja FC defender was declared as player of the match despite his team losing. He was awarded Rs 1000 and a memento. Meanwhile, in Jammu region the matches of the event are going on in full swing at different venues. In a B-Division match, Akhnoor FC defeated SFA, Jammu by Six goals to nil. The match was played at GGM Science College, Ground in Jammu. Hundreds of spectators witnessed the match.