Lone Star KFC outplays Maharaja Sports by 2-1

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 20: In the ongoing first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Memorial (MMSM) Football tournament, Lone Star KFC defeated Maharaja Sports by two goals to one (2-1) in a match played at Synthetic Turf, TRC Ground, here.
The match turned out to be classic as both the teams displayed the skills and cool temperament throughout the 90-minutes of the play.
In the first 19-minutes of the match, both teams attacked each others’ goalpost frequently, but the defence lines withheld the pressure and didn’t allow any goals to be scored. It was Faisal Gulzar, who broke the jinx in 20th minute of the play when he opened account for Lone Star team.
However, despite conceding a goal, the Maharaja players continued to play attacking football and they were rewarded in 39th minute of the play when Jazib scored an equaliser. For the next six minutes of the first half, both teams made desperate attempts to take lead before the end of 45-minutes play, but failed to do so. The first half ended with score line reading 1-1.
The second half also proved to be mouth watering as no team was ready to give even an inch. Attacks and counter attacks was the hallmark of the match. In 53rd minute of the play, Dashyaang Kachru second goal, putting Lone Star team ahead again. Immediately, the Maharaja players launched several counter attacks, but the goal keeper of Lone Star ensured no damage was done.
In the last 10 minutes of the play, both teams made several attempt to score but couldn’t cross the last hurdle. When the referee blew the final whistle, the score line read 2-1 in favour of Lone Star KFC. Dashyaang Kachru was declared as the player of the match and was awarded Rs 1000 and a memento.
Meanwhile, in Jammu region the matches of the event are going on in full swing at different venues.
In a B-Division match,   Cantt. Star FC thrashed Baba FC by four goals to nil in a one-sided affair. The match was played at GGM Science College, Ground in Jammu.
Hundreds of spectators witnessed the match.