SrinagarReal Kashmir Football Club Monday bettered off Jammu and Kashmir Police XI to reach into the finals of Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Football Cup played at GGM Science College ground, Jammu. They will meet JK Bank who defeated Lonestar Football Club in their semi-final clash to set-up a high voltage summit clash.
Real Kashmir Football Club have looked in a rich vein of form in the tourney, beating some might clubs on their way to the finals. They downed Forest XI in the quarter-finals and their latest victory over JK Police XI will put them in a good stead going into the finals.
The semis encounter didnt come easy with JK Police XI not ready to give an inch. After battling for scoring opportunities in the stipulated time, both the teams failed to get better off each other. The stalemate resulted in the penalty shootout which also turned out to be competitive. It was Real Kashmir FC that showed the big match temperament in the shootout to score one goal more than JK Police XI and confirmed their place in the finals. The final scoreline read 5-4 in favour of Real Kashmir FC.
The second semis also involved big teams with JK Bank and Lonestar Football Club battling it out to meet Real Kashmir FC in the finals.
JK Bank started on aggressive note to stamp their authority on the game. They dominated first half having a couple of goals to show off at the end of 45 minutes. Danish and Akif were goal scorers for JK Bank.
There was no joy in store for Lonestar FC in the second half as well with Akif finding the net for his second and team third goal. There was some consolation for Lonestar Kashmir getting a goal at the fag end of the second half but that didnt bring much change to the result as JK Bank won the game quite comfortably 3-1.
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