SrinagarJammu and Kashmir Bank Academy and Real Kashmir Football Club played out a goalless draw in their first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (MMS) Memorial Football Tournament fixture played at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground, Srinagar, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said on Tuesday.
The match between two evenly matched sides was expected to be a high voltage encounter and it lived upto the expectations of the spectators, who had thronged the venue in huge numbers. Players from both the teams displayed high quality and high speed football enthralling the huge crowd, though no goals were scored in the entire 90-minutes of the play.
As the match started, forwards of both the teams started attacking other’s goalpost to seize an early initiative. However, the defence lines of both the teams kept the forwards at bay.
During the course of the game, both teams missed more than one opportunity to get on the board.
The goalkeepers of both the teams made some excellent saves and thus the first half ended goalless.
As the second half began, both the teams were desperate to score and they launched several attacks on each others opposite goalpost from both the flanks. But like the first half, the defenders of the two teams were upto the task to prevent any goal. When the referee blew the final whistle the score line read 0-0 and it was a fair result considering the scoring opportunities missed by the two teams. Zahid Yousuf was declared as player of the match for his brilliant performance.
Meanwhile, MMS Memorial Gold Cup State League Football Tournament matches are going on in Jammu as well at different venues. In a B-Division match, Param Riders defeated International FC by two goals to nil. Pulkit and Sohnv were the scorers for the winning team, who dominated the entire 90-minute play.
In second B-Division match of the day, Real Jammu thrashed Churchill Brothers by three goals to nil in a one-sided affair. Manav Gupta, Raju and Abhay were the scorers for the winning team. It was a complete dominance by Real Jammu players as they gave no chance to the opposite team to score throughout the 90-minutes of the play.
While in Kashmir region, first and the second leg of the event, being organised by the JK Football Association (JKFA) under the auspices of State Sports Council and on the directions of All India Football Federation (AIFF), have been completed, the first phase matches are underway in Jammu.
The aim of the tournament is to unearth the hidden talent in all corners of the state including remote areas. .
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