Premier League: AG’s XI, J&K Forest XI Claim Victories


AG’s XI beat RKFC (R) 2-1, Forest wins 5-3 against Bank Academy

SRINAGAR: Thursday saw two matches of the JKFA mandated Khyber Premier Division League 2021 played at the Synthetic Turf TRC, here.

First match was played between Real Kashmir FC (Reserves) and J&K Accountant General's (AG’s) XI,  which was won by AG's XI by 2 goals to 1.

The match between the star-studded teams of AG's XI and Real Kashmir FC (R) was expected to be a high voltage match and it lived up to the expectations of the spectators. Players from both the teams displayed high quality and high speed football.

As the match started, forwards of both the teams started attacking each other’s goalpost to seize an early initiative. Shahnawaz Bashir of AG's XI gave his side the lead which they maintained till half time. Trailing by a goal, the Real Kashmir (R) players launched counter attacks in the second half and succeeded to level the score in 62nd minute.

However, in the 77th minute AG's XI was awarded a penalty kick, which was coolly dispatched by Khalid. J&K AG’s XI then consolidated their position to defeat Real Kashmir (R) 2-1. Samuel of RKFC (R) was declared player of the match for his performance.

The second Premier Division League match was played between J&K Forest XI and J&K Bank Academy. The young team of J&K Bank Academy and the seasoned campaigners of J&K forest XI, played aggressive football from the start of the game.

Huzaif of J&K Bank Academy scored two goals in 3rd and 29th minute to shock the Forest side into action. J&K Forest XI created some good opportunities and Javeed Ahmad scored the 1-1 leveller in the 41st minute. The first half ended with 2-1 in favour of of J&K Bank Academy.

The second half of the match saw as Talib of J&K Bank Academy score the third goal for his team in the 44th minute. Trailing by two goals now, J&K Forest XI team regrouped and recomposed themselves to script an epic comeback.

The Forest XI scored 4 back to back goals in the 61st, 77th, 82nd & 85th minutes of the match through Naseer, Rizwan, Zameer and Javed, respectively to blow the Bank Academy side out of the picture. At full time, J&K Forest XI won 5-3 against J&K Bank Academy.

In the ongoing A-Division League 2021, two matches were played at Gindun Ground Rajbagh. First match was played between Al- Ahlam FC and Madina Sports. Al-Ahlam FC won by a solitary goal. The second match was played between Al- Qudus FC and Young Boys Balhama which was won by  Al-Qudus FC by a solitary goal.

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