Muslim FC down KPT 3-1 in Quetta

KARACHI: Chaman’s Muslim FC continued to torment the visitors as they leapfrogged to the third spot with a 3-1 victory over Karachi Port Trust (KPT) while National Bank were surprised by Nushki’s Baloch FC with a goalless draw in their matches of the 8th Pakistan Premier Football League held at the Sadiq Shaheed Stadium in Quetta on Saturday, 15 Oct 2011.

The game between Muslim FC and KPT proved to be a one-sided affair with the former taking complete control on the match right from the start. Saeed Ahmad put Muslim FC 2-0 ahead with a fine brace that came in the 22nd and 26th minute. At half time, Muslim FC were leading 2-0. Soon after the breather Nazir Ahmad added to the misery of KPT when he scored from a tight angle. Karachi Port Trust (KPT) pulled one back through striker Aamir in the 57th minute. At this stage, Muslim FC opted for more defensive display and were able to maintain the 3-1 lead till full time that helped them occupy third place behind leaders KRL and PIA with 33 points from 17 appearances.

“Our team has started producing good results. The boys are working hard and are more disciplined. No visiting side has so far registered any complaint against our team with the match commissioner unlike other teams from Balochistan,” Muslim FC captain Abdul Qadeer said.

The loss left KPT at 24 points from 18 meetings. According to the match commissioner Imtiaz Ali Shah around 5,000 spectators, majority of whom had come from Chaman, watched the match.

Meanwhile, in other show, Baloch FC gave tough resistance before holding National Bank to a goalless draw that took their points tally to 12 from 15 games while National Bank advanced to 31 points from 18 appearances.

At the Municipal Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) held former champions Army to a 1-1 draw. Army went ahead through Shakeel Yousuf’s fine strike in the 20th minute before PAF brought parity with a combined move that was superbly converted by Mohammad Irfan in the 25th minute. The single point helped Army stretch their points to 20 from 14 matches while PAF inflated their tally to 10 points from 14 meetings.

Today’s fixtures: Navy v PMC Athletico (Municipal Stadium, Rawalpindi), PEL v PIA (Sadiq Shaheed Stadium, Quetta)