SRINAGAR: In the ongoing JKFA Professional League 2021 two matches were played on Friday at the Synthetic Turf Ground, TRC in Srinagar.
In the first match, Downtown Heroes FC took on Shaheen FC Jammu in a 4:00 pm kick off. The Heroes dominated the match from the get-go and were rewarded in the 30th minute when Ifham Tariq scored a magnificent goal. Ifham’s goal received a lot of appreciation from the spectators. Downtown Heroes took the 1-0 lead in to the second half of the match but were faced by an aggressive Shaheen FC team who tried to create chances in order to equalize. However, it was Downtown Heroes who managed to double their lead in the 55th minute through its foreign recruit, Kwesi Sessy. Shaheen FC players tried their best to score to failed to find the back of the net. The match ended 2:0 in favour of Downtown Heroes FC. Ifham Tariq was awarded the game’s man of the match.
In the second match, Kashmir Avengers FC locked horns with Lonestar Kashmir FC, in a 6:30 pm kick off. An evenly balanced match-up, both teams exhibited quality football, much to the delight of the spectators. And in the 20th minute of the first half Lonestar KFC opened the scoring via a fine goal by Talib Gulzar. LKFC then maintained its lead through to the end of the first half. The second half started with the Avengers utilising their energy and experience to find an equalizer. However it was in the 55th minute of the match when LKFC was awarded a penalty kick and Raghav of LKFC made no mistake from the spot. In the dying moments of the match, Kashmir Avengers were awarded a penalty kick which Kelvin successfully converted. The club tried hard to equalize but could not succeed.
Thus Lonestar Kashmir FC defeated Kashmir Avengers FC by 2 goals to 1. The match was played under flood lights.
The Professional League 2021 will continue today with two matches set to be played. The first match at 3:00 pm will be played between J&K Bank XI & SCFA while the second match will be played between Real Kashmir FC & Hyderya Sports FC at 5:00 pm.
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