J&K Bank thrashes SFA XI by 5-0 in MMSM football tournament

*Buna Aastan wins first phase final in Kishtwar 

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: Jammu and Kashmir Bank Team thrashed State Football Academy (SFA) XI by five goals to nil (5-0) in the ongoing third phase of the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (MMS) Memorial Football Tournament played at Synthetic Turf Football Stadium, here.
In a one sided encounter, the Bank players dominated the match from the word go and SFA players were no match to their quality play.
The Bank team gave no chance of recovery to the opposite team.
Prem Kumar opened the account for the winning team in 17th minute of the play while Jamsheed doubled the lead in 35th minute. The first half ended with Bank team leading by 2-0.
In 46th minute of the play, Danish made it 3-0 in favour of the Bank and just five minutes later Danish scored his second and team’s fourth goal. In 69th minute of the play, Prem Kumar scored his second and team’s fifth goal and sealed the fate of the match. The SFA players tried their best to score, but failed to do so. Danish was declared as player of the match for his brilliant play. He was awarded cash prize of Rs 1000 and a memento.
Meanwhile, the event started in Samba district and in the opening match, Mandi Sangwari FC defeated Kartar Memorial FC by three goals to one.
In Kishtwar, the first phase of the event has ended with Buna Aastan winning the final.
Earlier, in the first semifinal Buna Aastan FC thrashed Wilson FC by five goals to nil in a one sided affair, while in the second semifinal, Kishtwar Strikers defeated Matta FC by a solitary goal.
In the final match Buna Aastan defeated Kishtwar Strikers by 3-2 in a tie-breaker. Commandant 52 BN CRPF PK Choudhary was the chief guest on the occasion.
While in Kashmir region, first and second phase matches of the event, being organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) under the auspices of State Sports Council and on the directions of All India Football Federation (AIFF), have been completed, in Jammu region first phase matches are going on.