JK Bank thump Forest XI to shoot to top

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Srinagar—A brace from Adnan and a goal each from Uneeb and Danish powered JK Bank to a thumping 4-1 victory over JK Forest XI in their premier division fixture of State Football League 2017-18, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said on Thursday.

The outright victory means JK Bank are on the top of the table.

JK Bank dominated the proceedings from the word go to show their intent to the opposition. It didn’t take long for JK Bank to convert intent into a goal when Adnan drew the first blood in the 3rd minute of the game. There was no stopping Adnan and JK Bank doubling the lead in the 25th minute, JK Forest XI made some moves but couldn’t translate them into something substantial as teams went into halftime break with scoreline of 2-0 in favour of JK Bank.  

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The second half didn’t turn out to be any different for JK Forest XI with Uneeb and Danish scoring a goal each to seal the fate of the game. There was a consolation goal from JK forest late in the day when Furqan found the net for the struggling side.

Uneeb was declared man 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 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 60 percent matches have been completed.

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