Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Nov 6: SK Pora Football Club, Real Wanpora FC, Pattan Zone and Fort View FC won their respective final matches of district/zone leagues in the ongoing State Football League-2017 at Synthetic Turf, TRC, here.
The first final of the day started at 10 am between SK Pora FC and Syed FC. Amid huge roar from the crowd, the players of the two teams started attacking each other’s goal post right from the start of the play. However, the forward lines of both the teams failed to breach each other’s defence lines.
Both the goal keepers made some exceptional saves drawing huge cheer from the crowd. With no team able to score in the allotted time, the match was decided in a tie-breaker. While SK Pora FC succeeded in converting three kicks into goals, Syed FC players could convert only two.
The second final was between Real Wanpora FC and Qoimoh FC. Both the teams tried to score right from the word go, but failed till the referee blew the final whistle.
They missed several scoring opportunities in the allotted time and the outcome of the second final too was decided in a tie breaker where Wanpora FC prevailed over Qoimoh FC.
While winning team scored four goals the losing team could convert only two kicks into the goals. The final result was 4-2 in favour of Wanpora FC.
The third final of the day, the winning team of Zone Pattan scored five goals while the losers Ziya FC netted two.
After scoring first goal in the initial minutes of the match, Zone Pattan team never looked back. They kept the pressure on the defence lines of the opposite team throughout the match and were able to score five times. However, in between Ziya FC forwards also managed to breach the defence lines of Pattan team twice to reduce the margin of victory to 5-2.
The last final of the day, which started at 3 pm, between Fort View FC and Novelty FC turned out to be the match of the day. Novelty FC scored a goal in the second half and after reducing the margin to 2-1, the match in the last minutes turned out to be a delight. While Novelty FC players were desperate to score an equaliser, the Fort View players were concentrating on maintaining the lead till end. When the referee blew the final whistle, it was 2-1 in favour of Fort View FC. Both these teams have qualified for Super Division League for next year after they finished as first two toppers in the A Division League.