Excelsior Sports Correspondent
Srinagar, Mar 18: In the ongoing 71st B.N Mullik Memorial All India Police Football Championship, the battle between women’s teams has reached the last stage as the final match will be played tomorrow between Assam Rifles and SSB at Synthetic Turf Ground where ADGP Kashmir will be the Chief of Guest on the occasion.
On this thrilling day of football, four teams of Men played at two venues i.e; Kashmir University & Synthetic Turf Ground secured their place in the semi-finals of the tournament. The matches were full of excitement, with fans cheering their teams on from the sidelines. Overall, it was a fantastic day with several breathtaking moments of football.
At Bakshi Stadium, two semi-final matches between women’s teams SSB Vs Odisha & Assam Rifles Vs CRPF were played. DIG Armed Kashmir Shahid Mehraj and Commandant IRP 6th Bn Shafqat Ahmed were the chief guests at these events. In the first match, the SSB Women’s team faced off against the Odisha Women’s team. The SSB team put in a dominant performance, scoring four (04) goals and keeping a clean sheet to secure their spot in the final of the championship.
The 2nd match at the venue saw the Assam Rifles Women’s team take on the CRPF Women’s team. The Assam Rifles Women’s team started strong and managed to maintain their lead throughout the game, ultimately winning 5-1 and securing their spot in the finals. The tug-of-war between these two teams will be worth watching in the finals. As we approach the finals, we wish both teams the very best of luck. May the best team win and may this match be remembered for years to come.
The quarter-finals of the Men’s Football teams were played on two venues viz Kashmir University Ground and Synthetic Turf Ground.
At Synthetic Turf Ground, the matches were played between Assam Rifles Vs CRPF & CISF Vs Kerala Police. The match between Assam Rifles & CRPF was a closely contested affair between the two teams.
Despite their valiant efforts, Assam Rifles managed to score a crucial goal in the dying minutes of extra minutes and won the match in a tiebreaker in sudden death & sealed their place in the semi-finals. The match ended 9:8. Another match between Kerala Police & CISF was won by Kerala Police in a close contest & ended with the score 1:0, reaching the semi-finals.
At Kashmir University, the quarter final match between Punjab Police & Rajasthan Police was won by Punjab Police with the final score of 3:0. In the 2nd match Mizoram Police team faced off against the BSF team. Both the teams put in a great effort, but it was Mizoram Police who came out on top winning 2:1 and securing their place in the semi-finals.
The semi-finals promise to be just as exciting, with the four teams that have made it through sure to put on a great show for their fans. The matches are set to take place tomorrow and the clash for the Women’s championship title shall begin.
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Excelsior Sports Correspondent