J&K Bank Football Club reaches Bihar Cup final

KL Report

Srinagar

Defeating Raj Milk Football Club by two goals to one in the semi-final match, J&K Bank Football Club entered into the final of 2nd All India Football Tournament for “Bihar Cup” 2012-13. In the final, the club will be playing against the State Bank of Travancore Football Team on March 10, in Patna.

Being a local team Raj Milk FC was favorite side and it wasn’t easy game for the Bank’s FC to win against the huge crowd support. The team however played a wonderful game and its captain Rizwan Ahmad scored the first goal in the 38th minute, but the lead didn’t last longer and the team conceded equalizer in the 44th minute of the match.

However, during the last minutes of the game, a superb header by young Umer Jan find its way into the opposite net giving the Bank’s FC winning margin of one goal

Earlier the team defeated Army XI Lukhnow by 3 goals to nil in the quarter final match.

Continuing with his good performance i.e. eight goals in the Santosh Trophy earlier, the Bank’s striker Prem Kumar played superb football and scored two goals in the 25th and 65th minute of the game.

Coming as substitute Umer Jan with his wonderful right footer shot inside the goal area giving his team the lead of 3 goals.

Chairman Bank Sports Board Abdul Hamid Banday conveyed congratulations to the entire team over the phone and wished them luck for the finals and directed them to keep the winning momentum going.

The final match is scheduled on March 10 and Chief Minister Bihar Nitish Kumar is the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The tournament is being organized by Patliputra Art, Culture and Sports Foundation, Government of Bihar.

Sixteen teams participated from across the country among which SESA Goa, MEG Bangalore, Assam Reg, KECB, SBT were the favorites.

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