The two Group ‘B’ games at the Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground, Garden West on Sunday 23 January 2011 both produced drawn scorelines in 8th Karachi Football League 2010-11. Shazad Mohammadan (Malir) squandered a 2-0 lead to be held 2-2 by Kalri Star (Lyari) in a game that saw both teams go down to ten men for red card offences. In other game, venue hosts Aga Khan Gymkhana were held goal-less by Al-Shabaz Korangi.
On Monday, 24 January 2011, two more Group ‘B’ games held at Baloch Mujahid Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi saw Korangi Gymkhana beat Mauripur Baloch in a breath taking game 4-3 to earn their first win of KFL 2010-11. Salaar Welfare Centre (Malir) also saw its first when a 4 goal burst from Abdul Haleem inspired them to a 6-2 romp over Gulshan-e-Ittehad (Korangi).
The results leave Shazad Mohammadan 4th in Group ‘B’ with 10 points from 6 games, Kalri Star in 6th with 8 points from 4 games, Aga Khan Gymkhana 5th with 10 points from 5 games and Al-Shabaz in 2nd place with 11 points from 6 games. Despite the loss, Mauripur Baloch remain top of Group ‘B’ with 12 points from 6 games with Korangi Gymkhana remaining bottom at 10th with 4 points from 7 games. Salaar Welfare Centre move up to 8th place with 4 points from 5 games with Gulshan-e-Ittehad going down to 9th with 4 points from 6 games.
Adil Baloch (10′) and Noor Bakhsh (49′) gave former KFL champs Shazad Mohammadan a 2-0 win against Kalri Star in first game. However, Kalri Star fought back bravely as they sensationally tied the scores 2-2 with goals from Mubashir Baloch (73′) and Javed Ibrahim (penalty, 81′) late in the game. The game soon descended into chaos as both teams went down to 10 men in final moments as Shazad Mohammadan captain Sohail Baloch (85′) and Kalri Star’s Javed Ibrahim (87′) were sent off for red card offences by referee Saleem Faiz as the action-packed game ended 2-2 with both sides gaining 1 point each.
The Aga Khan Gymkhana vs Al-Shabaz Korangi game saw plenty of action from both sides, however poor finishing and miss-hit shots meant the game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes with both sides earning a point each.
Korangi Gymkhana stunned favourites Mauripur Baloch when Faizan Waheed (31′) and Abdul Maroof (34′) gave them a quick 2-0 lead which Sameer Samad (36′) reduced to 2-1 for Mauripur before half time. In 2nd half, the pace of the game remained high as Aneel Ansari (51′) and Abdul Maroof (58′) scored again to make it 4-1 for Korangi Gymkhana. But Sameer Jahangir (60′) and Naeem Ahmed (68′) quickly reduced the deficit to 4-3 for Mauripur Baloch as Korangi Gymkhana held on to record their first win of the KFL campaign.
Salaar Welfare Centre (Malir) stunned Gulshan-e-Ittehad (Korangi) a resounding 6-2 for their first win thanks to Abdul Hameed’s 4 goal hat-trick (20′, 29′, 49′, 79′) while Wasim Irfani (25′) and Mohammad Asif (66′) made it 6-0 for Salaar WC. Only two late goals by Muhammad Amir (85′) and Muhammad Ibrahim (92′) gave some consolation for Gulshan-e-Ittehad as they lost the one-sided game 6-2 to Salaar WC.
Referees for Sunday were Saleem Faiz, Hafeez Ahmed, Abdul Malik, and Muhammad Ali Shaka, while match commissioner was Iqbal Minhas (Member Zone West). Referees for Monday were Babar Khan, Umar Baloch, Riaz Baloch, and Farrukh Riaz while match commissioner was Abdul Karim (Member Central Zone). The results of two days completed 50 matches of the 2010-11 KFL campaign as well as going past the 200 goals mark.
On Tuesday (25.01.2011), defending champions Chanesar Blue face FC Rovers (Malir) at 5 PM at Baloch Mujahid Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi in Group ‘A’. On Wednesday (26.01.2011), Kalri Star (Lyari) face Al-Shabaz Korangi at 5:30 PM while organisers Karachi United face Malir Union at 8:30 PM at Baloch Mujahid Stadium.
8TH KARACHI FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2010-11
Venue: Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground, Garden West
Shazad Mohammedan Malir 2-2 Kalri Star Lyari
[Adil Baloch 10, Noor Bakhsh 49 – Mubashir Baloch 73, Javed Ibrahim 81 pk]
Referee Saleem Faiz shown Red Card to Sohail Baloch (Shazad) 85 and Javed Ibrahim (Kalri) 87
Shazad Mohammedan 10 points from 6 games (4th pos) while Kalri Star 8 points from 4 games (6th pos)
Aga Khan Gymkhana 0-0 Al-Shabaz Korangi
Aga Khan Gymkhana 10 points from 5 games (3rd pos) while Al-Shabaz Korangi 11 points from 6 games (2nd pos)
Venue: Baloch Mujahid Stadium – Ibrahim Hydri
Korangi Gymkhana defeated Mauripur Baloch 4-3 (2-1)
[Faizan Waheed 31, Abdul Maroof (2) 34, 58, Anil Ansari 61 – Sameer Samad 36, Sameer Jahangir 60, Naeem Ahmed 68]
Korangi Gymkhana 4 points from 7 games (10th pos) while Mauripur Baloch 12 points from 6 games (1st position)
Salaar Welfare Centre Malir beat Gulshan-e- Ittehad Korangi 6-2 (3-0)
[Abdul Haleem (4) 20,29(pk), 49,79, Waseem Irfani 25, M. Asif 66, – M. Amir 85, M. Ibrahim 90+2]
Salaar Welfare Centre 4 points from 5 games (8th pos) while Gulshan-e-Ittehad 4 points from 6 games (9th pos)
51 matches have been completed out of 90. Abdul Haleem of Salaar scored 200 goal of the event against Gulshan-e-Ittehad.
Fixture (Tuesday) 25.01.2011
Chanesar Blue vs FC Rovers (Malir) at 5:00 pm
Fixture (Wednesday) 26.01.2011
Kalri Star Lyari vs Al-Shabaz Korangi at 530 pm
Karachi United vs Malir Union at 8:30 pm
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