J&K Police XI, AG’s XI script wins

A player being awarded with man of the match by dignitaries at Srinagar.
A player being awarded with man of the match by dignitaries at Srinagar.

Khyber Football League

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Oct 15: J&K Police XI and AG’s XI scripted wins over their opponents J&K Forest XI and Ali Jana FC by 4 goals to 2 and 1 goal to nil respecitvely in the ongoing Khyber Premier Football League, being played at Synthetic Turf TRC, here today.
The first match was played between J&K Police XI and J&K Forest XI wherein both the teams started the game with an aggressive note and tried hard to score the initial goal. The first half seemed to be virtually dominated by J&K Police XI, in which they made certain brilliant moves at the goalpost but their attempts were foiled by Forest’s goalkeeper.
In the 42nd minute, Faisal of J&K Police opened an account for his team, followed by Nainjoot in the 46th minute. In the 2nd half, the Forest players launched counter attacks, and they succeeded to find the net in 48th minute through Javed Hussain, while in the 65th & 83rd minutes Faisal of J&K Police XI scored two back to back goals.
In 94th minute the referee awarded a penalty against J&K Police XI, and Forest player Ashiq Muhtaq made no mistake to secure another goal. Faisal Rasheed was declared as man of the match for his hat-trick.
The 2nd match was played between AG’s XI and Ali Jana FC. As the match started, forwards of both the teams started attacking other goalposts to seize an early initiative, but no one was able to score in the first half. The 2nd half started with an aggressive note and AG’s XI succeeded to secure a goal through Hanan in the 45th minute of the game. However, Ali Jana FC exhibited quality Football but failed to find the net for an equaliser. The match ended with 1-0 in favour of AG’s XI.
Shahnawaz Bashir of AG’s XI was declared as man of the match.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing ‘A’Division Annual League Football tournament being played at Gindun Ground Rajbagh, the match between Central Academy and Mehjoor United FC remained a goalless draw.
The tournament is being organized by J&K Football Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.