Srinagar: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (MMS) Memorial Football Tournament going on in at different venues of the state, Lone Star KFC defeated Real Kashmir FC by a solitary goal in a match played at Synthetic Turf TRC in Srinagar on Saturday.
As the match started, forwards of both the teams started attacking each other’s goalpost to seize an early initiative. However, the defence lines of both the teams kept the forwards at bay. The forwards of the two teams looked off colour as they missed several scoring opportunities. The goalkeepers of both the teams made some excellent saves and thus the first half ended goalless.
When it looked the match would end in a goalless draw, Dashyaang Kachru managed to breach the defence lines of Real Kashmir and score all important goal of the match. Trailing by a goal, the Real Kashmir players launched counter attacks, but the defenders of the Lone Star, especially their goalkeeper did not give any chances to the opposite team.
A scintillating kick from Ubaid of Real Kashmir hit the goal bar and on deflection, Akbi Ahmad’s shot was brilliantly saved by the Lone Star goalkeeper. When the referee blew the final whistle, the score line read 1-0 in favour of Lone Star. Karun Raina was declared as player of the match for his performance and he was awarded a memento and a cash prize of Rs 1000.
Meanwhile, MMSM Football Tournament matches are going on in Jammu as well at different venues. Kargil United defeated All Star FC by two goals to one in the final match of the 2nd phase of the Tournament at GGM Science ground on Saturday. Altaf Hussain and Zahid Ali were the goal scorers for Kargil United, while Sarvar Hussain netted the goal for All Star FC.
Ranjeet Kalra, Vice Chairman Sports Council Jammu and Advisor Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of Lakshadweep was the chief guest on the valedictory function, who along with Sheikh.