Srinagar: District Football Association, Srinagar shocked Lone Star Kashmir Football Club to make it to the finals of the 24th State Football Championship.
The second semis played at Synthetic Turf TRC was a well fought encounter with both teams up for it as was evident at the end of stipulated time.
The teams were in a stalemate prompting a tie-breaker in which DFA Srinagar held their nerves to emerge as the winners.
The game started at a brisk pace with LSKFC eager to make an early impression.
They succeeded in getting off the mark when Ifham found the net to give them lead.
DFA Srinagar upped the ante to draw the first blood but LSKFC were alert to the assault, thwarting all of them. The teams went into half time break with LSKFC in lead.
The second half saw hungrier DFA Srinagar who made all the efforts to get an equaliser.
Their efforts bore fruits in the 60th minute with a lovely field goal to make it 1-1.
The scoreline didn’t change when the final whistle blew, resulting in a tie-breaker.
The pressure of the big game got to the LSKFC players who managed only two goals out of five attempts.
DFA Srinagar players were cool as a cucumber defying the odds to convert four out of five and book a berth in the finals
J&K bank are already in the finals which will be played on Sunday at the same venue.
The tournament is being organised by Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, the custodians of the sport in the state.
The final is scheduled for Sunday 29th May 2015 at 4:30Pm between J&K Bank XI & DFA Srinagar XI at the same venue.
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