Amanjeet’s lone goal gives AG’s XI win

Srinagar—Amanjeet Singh’s lone goal helped Accountant General’s (AG’s) XI beat State Football Academy (SFA) in their Premier Division match of State Football League at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said on Wednesday.

In the closely contested match, both the teams missed several scoring opportunities. However, compared to SFA team, the AG’s XI made lesser mistakes and were the eventual winners. Throughout the first half, the defence lines of both the teams had to keep the forward lines at bay. When it seemed that the first half would go goalless, Amanjeet Singh of AG’s XI managed to breach the defence lines of the opposite team and score a goal at the fag end of the first half. Immediately after AG’s XI took the lead, the referee blew the whistle to mark the end of the first half.

In the second half, SFA team looked desperate to score an equalizer and came closer several times only to fail at the final moment. The AG’s XI defence lines failed all the attacks made by the SFA forwards. In the last 10 minutes of the match, both the teams looked desperate with SFA trying to score an equaliser and AG’s team trying to double the lead. However, none of them succeeded in their effort and when the referee blew the final whistle the score line read 1-0 in favour of AG’s team. Shoban from SFA was declared player of the match.

Meanwhile, the State Football League, a mega event first of its kind in the history of J&K football, is going on at different venues of the state with full swing drawing huge crowds to the football venues. More than 500 football teams and clubs with over 12000 players and over 1500 team officials are participating in the mega event, the aim of which is to unearth the hidden talent across the State.

The event is being held across the 22 districts of the state these days and is being organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) under the auspices of State Sports Council and on the directions of All India Football Federation (AIFF).

While B-Division League of State Football League is already completed with IFC Nowgam winning the title, the A-Division League has reached to the final stage with Fort View FC and Novelty FC qualifying for final. In Super and Premier Division leagues, more than 75 percent matches have been completed.

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