by: Umar Mukhtar
Srinagar: The Annual League Football Tournament is in progress both at Synthetic Turf TRC and Polo Ground West. Two matches were played on July 24, 2019, at Synthetic Turf, TRC Srinagar. The first match of Super Division played between Syed Tajuddin FC and Fortview FC. Syed Tajuddin FC defeated Fortview FC by 3:2 goals.
The second match of Premier Division was played between Food & Supplies Football Team (F&S XI) and Kashmir Maharaja FC. The match started with an aggressive note, both the teams tried to target each other’s goal using latest techniques which included man to man marking, creating gaps, Wall passes, attacking the goals.
The match was evenly balanced, at times K Maharaja FC dominated the show and made certain attempts at the F&S XI goal by Goalkeeper of F&S XI Tanveer Ahmad foiled their attempts and saved a minimum of three sure short goals. But the F&S XI was very quick in Counter Attacking and trying to reach the penalty area and all moves did not pay the dividends. The First Half Score was 0:0.
The second half again saw ups and downs, both teams consolidating their defence to prevent each other from scoring. It was in the 60th minute of 2nd half Zameem Ahmad of K Maharaja FC sports made an excellent short at F&S XI Goal. The goalkeeper rebound paid a penalty for them and the ball rolled in the net, thus K Maharaja FC scored a goal which could not be equalized and won the match by a solitary goal.
Meanwhile, Three matches of Senior/Junior Division were also played at Polo Ground West, In the first Match Bemina, FC defeated Hasanabad FC by Two Goals to nil. In the second match, Green Valley FC defeated Rangrath Warriors FC by three goals to one. In the last match, Qamarwari FC defeated Young Mohamadan FC Rainawari by Four Goals to Nil.