AG’s XI, Arco FC emerge winners in Khyber Football League

A player being awarded with a trophy by the dignitary at Srinagar on Wednesday.
A player being awarded with a trophy by the dignitary at Srinagar on Wednesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 3: AG’s FC got better of Sports Council Football Academy (SCFA) by a solitary goal and AG’s XI drubbed Forest XI by big margin of 5 goals to 1in the ongoing Khyber Milk Premier Football League, being played at Synthetic Turf TRC, here today.
The 1st match was played between Arco FC and SCFA. As the match started, forwards of both the teams started attacking other goalposts to seize an early initiative. Arco FC succeeded in their effort when Ishfaq Teli scored the first goal for his team in 12th minute of the play. Leading by a goal, lifted the confidence of the Arco FC and they continued to attack the opposite goalpost with higher frequency. In the 2nd half the both teams tried hard to score but no one was able to succeed till the final whistle, and the score-line read 1-0 in favour of ARCO FC. Kamran of Arco FC was declared as man of the match.
The 2nd match was played between AG’s XI and J&K Forest XI which was won by AG’s XI by 5 goals to1. It was a one sided match as the AG’s players dominated the match from start to end. Shahnawaz opened the account for the winning team in 12th minute of the play while Amanjoot doubled the lead in 24th minute. The first half ended with AG’s team leading by 2-0.
In the 2nd half, the AG’s forwards continued to attack the goalpost of the Forest team and kept their defence lines under pressure. In the 45th minute of the play, Shahnawaz scored another goal, followed by a hatrick and 4th goal in 71st minute of the game through Shahnawaz, while in 77th minute, Ifham scored the fifth goal and sealed victory for his team. Naseer Ahmad of J&K Forest scored the lone goal for his team. With this win, AG’s XI qualified for the semi-final round. Shahnawaz was declared as player of the match for his brilliant play.
The tournament is being organized by J&K Football Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.