28th Annual Football Championship
Srinagar: In the ongoing Srinagar edition of 28th Annual Football Championship two matches were played on Saturday at TRC ground here.
The first match of the day was played between Novelty Sports & Kashmir Avenger FC ended in a goalless draw latter the match was decided on tie-breaker in which Novelty Sports defeated Kashmir Avenger FC by 5-4.
Earlier, both the teams started with an aggressive note and tried to dominate, but both found it very difficult to find the net. The players exhibited tremendous skill, ball control and man to man marking was the main feature of the game. Both the teams had a tough defence lineup and prevented the forward lines to penetrate. It was during the last five minutes that Kashmir Avengers forward player was blocked in the penalty area and rough tackling awarded a penalty in favour of Kashmir Avenger but Kashmir Avenger failed to score on the penalty stroke.
The second match was played between Downtown Hero’s FC and Lonestar KFC. Both the teams from the start of the match tried to consolidate their position and maintained the rhythm with up & down movement with superb passing. Both the teams tried hard to take the lead & in 40th minute of first half Lonestar KFC was fortunate to get a bonus from Downtown FC where in their defender’s mistake converted a self goal. Towards the end of the match Downtown Hero’s FC equalized by converting a free kick. The match was abounded because of poor light. The .match will played for the remaining period on Monday at 1pm as per the rules already issued.
The Tournament is organised by JKFA and is sponsored by JK Sports Council.