29th Annual Football Championship: Budgam Ousts Sgr, A'nag Defeats Gbl

Winners qualify for Final Phase of the championship

SRINAGAR- Two First Phase matches of the ongoing 29th Annual Football Championship were played on Monday at Synthetic Turf TRC here.

In the first match, DFA Anantnag locked horns with DFA Ganderbal. Both teams played good football and at full time whistle the match ended in a goalless draw. The winner was decided by enforcing a tiebreaker rule in which DFA Anantnag defeated DFA Ganderbal by 4 goals to 1.

In the second match, DFA Srinagar and DFA Budgam went face to face against each other. In the beginning minutes of the game, Srinagar dominated for some time and scored a beautiful goal through Ayaan. However, the Budgam side consolidated their position and took advantage of a counter attack and equalised the score through Mohammad Yaseen.

Both the teams struggled hard to take the lead but couldn't find the net till the final whistle was blown. The tiebreaker rule was enforced to decide the winner, in which DFA Budgam defeated DFA Srinagar by 4 goals to 2.

DFA Anantnag and DFA Budgam now join DFA Hajin and DFA Baramulla to have qualified for the Final Phase.

The tournament is organised by JKFA in collaboration with JKSC.

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