SRINAGAR: Two matches were played on Monday in the First Edition JKFA Professional League 2021 at the Synthetic Turf TRC in Srinagar.
The first match of the day was played between Lonestar Kashmir FC and Real Kashmir FC (Reserves). Both teams started on an aggressive note trying to create goal scoring chances. However it was Lonestar KFC in the 10th minute who scored a goal through Ivan Steven. Real Kashmir FC tried their best to equalize making good moves towards the opponents goal but to no avail. The first half ended with a 1:0 scoreline in favour of LKFC. The second half saw Real Kashmir FC leaving no stone unturned in search of an equaliser. Their efforts bore fruit when RKFC succeeded in equalizing by a gifted goal from Lonestar KFC. Both the teams tried hard to take the lead but to no avail, and the match ended in a 1:1 draw. Hayat Handoo of LKFC was declared man of the match.
The second match was played between Hyderya Sports FC & Shaheen FC Jammu. Both the clubs exhibited their skill in the match and it was appreciated by the spectators present who applauded both the teams for their strenuous efforts to find the net. It was in 15th minute of the first half that Hyderya Sports was able to convert a goal through Immad. Though Hyderya Sports tried to dominate the show by the skill of their players they were unable to find the net again. The youthful team of Jammu also played marvellous game of football and tried their best to find an equaliser but failed. Till the end Shaheen FC Jammu did not lose courage and fought to their maximum. In the dying moments Hyderya sports were awarded a penalty kick and Gagan of Hyderya Sports made no mistake in converting the penalty. Thus Hyderya Sports defeated Shaheen FC Jammu by 2 goals to nil. Immad of Hyderya Sports FC was declared as man of the match.
The remaining matches of the Professional League 2021 will be played from 24th July 2021.
The Tournament is organized by J&K Football Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.
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