Annual Football Championship: J&K Bank XI & RKFC qualifies for finals

Srinagar: J&K Bank XI and Real Kashmir Football Club have made it into the finals of Annual Football Championship by winning their semi-finals played at TRC ground on Saturday.
The first semi-final of the day was played between J&K Bank XI and Heroes FC Jammu.
In the third minute of the first half J&K Bank scored an easy goal through Akif.
J&K Bank made several attempts to increase the margin but failed. The half time score was 1:0 in favour of J&K Bank.
In the 70th minute the game J&K Bank XI made a brilliant move which was foiled by the goalkeeper of Hero’s FC.
The match was evenly balanced and J&K Bank Players increased the margin in the dying moments of the match.
The quality of the game and the skill displayed by young turks of Hero’s FC Jammu took the spectators by surprise and they applauded every move made by young players of Hero’s FC. The match ended with J&K Bank XI defeating Hero’s FC Jammu by two goals. Parvinder Kalsi of Hero’s FC Jammu was awarded a Cash Prize for best performance. as a custodian.
The second semi-final match was played between Real Kashmir FC (R) and J &K Police XI.
In the 10th minute of the first half Real Kashmir FC missed an open net chance as the goalkeeper of JKPolice XI made a tremendous save.
The game picked up momentum and both the teams played an offensive football to find net. Half time ended goalless. In second half J&K Police XI played with all their might but could not stop Real Kashmir winger Hyder who made a beautiful cross and Basit made no mistake to convert it into a goal in 67th minute. J&K police XI went all out in the dying movement of the game trying to find an equalizer but failed. Thus RKFC defeated J&K Police XI by a solitary goal.
EX-DGM J&K Bank Roshan Khayal, owner of Kashmir Avengers FC Irshad Ahmad, and Nazir Ahmad, were the chief guests on the occasion and interacted with the players.
The final match of the Championship would be played between J&K Bank XI & Real Kashmir FC (R) on 8th April at 5:00pm at Turf Ground.

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