JKFA Professional League:Lonestar Kashmir,Real Kashmir (R) Win Matches  

SRINAGAR: On the penultimate day of JKFA Professional League 2021 two matches were played on Friday at the Synthetic Turf TRC in Srinagar.

The first match was played between Lonestar Kashmir FC and SCFA XI.  Lonestar KFC dominated the proceedings right from the start till end and did not give any chance to SCFA to play offensive football. LKFC thrashed SCFA by a margin of 5 goals to nil. This was the last league match of LKFC and SCFA. For LKFC, Ragav scored a hattrick while Steven and Johnson scored one goal each. Ragav of LKFC was declared man of the match.

Lonestar Kashmir’s head coach Chandan Rathod looked upset at the final whistle and when KO’s reporter asked why, the coach replied, “Did you see the officiating?”

The second match was played between Real Kashmir FC (R) and Shaheen FC Jammu. The Snow Leopards’ reserve team completely outclassed their opponents from start to finish. RKFC’s Ateeb opened the scoring in the 25th minute after converting a wonderful cross from Shakir.

In the second half, the Real Kashmir boys continued to dominate and scored to double their lead through Faisal. They added another in the 65th minute via Basit, who scored another in the 75th minute to take his team 4:0 up. RKFC were awarded a penalty minutes later and Shoaib made no mistake from the penalty spot.

The match ended 5:0 in favour of Real Kashmir FC (Reserves). Basit of RKFC was awarded man of the match.

The PFL 2021 will play its last two matches of the season today, Saturday, July 31. J&K Bank XI will take on Kashmir Avengers FC in the first match while in the second, Hyderya Sports FC will play Downtown Heroes FC.

The JKFA has also announced a COVID-19 vaccination drive for football clubs registered with them. The Association has asked the clubs to vaccinate players, coaching staff and officials. The move comes after a JK Sports Council directive.

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