Burma Mohammedan (Korangi) managed to edge past Kalri Star (Lyari) 1-0 in the 9th UBL Omni Karachi United Football League 2011-12 in their Group ‘A’ enclunter at the CDGK Stadium while Al-shabaz (Korangi) returns to winning ways when they defeated Drigh Road Road Union 2-1 at Korangi Baloch Stadium Sharafi here on Sunday evening.
Burma Mohammedan dominated the game from the start, Kalri Star struggled use their home advantage well. Burma strikers M. Imran, M. Raees and Saifullah put the pressure on Kalri Star defence but the score remained 0-0 at half time.
The second half saw the both sides go all out for that elusive goal giving the spectators a real treat of the action. Burma Mohammedan nearly took the lead when striker Saifullah netted the ball but Referee Adnan Khan surprisingly disallowed the goal in the 54th min. Burma’s under 18 striker Mohammad Raees took the lead 3 min later when winger Mohammad Imran cross from the right flank. Kalri Star attempted to equalise but Burma’ International Goalie Abdul Ghani (KPT) kept out attempts from Server Baloch, Javed Ibrahim and Nadeem Baloch and maintained 1-0 lead till the final whistle.
In the other encounter Al-Shabaz began with confidence as its striker Fareed Alam, Shah Alam, Jahangir Khan and Abdul Rahman put the Drigh Road Union defence under immense pleasure from their fast paced attacks. Al-Shabaz went ahead wen front runner Abdul Rehman netted the ball from Mohammad Rafiq cross from left flank in the 39th min making it 1-0 which was only goal scored in the first half.
In the beginning of second half Drigh Road Union levelled the score through substitute Mohammad Ahsan in the 46th min when the Goal Keeper Manzoor Alam comes out from the area and Ahsan netted the ball from 20 meter distance into vacant goal post.
Fareed Alam missed a golden opportunity took the lead again for Al-Shabaz when he was one to one position before opponent Goalie Mohammad Jahangir in the 56th min.
However, striker Shah Alam made it 2-0 in the 75th min when he received a beautiful pass in front of Goal Keeper from Fareed Alam in the right flank. Drigh Road Union strikers several attempts for levelled the scored but failed to score.
Burma Mohammedan and Al-Shabaz 9 points each from 3 & 5 games respectively while Kalri Star and Drigh Road Union 3 points each from 4 & 6 games respectively.
Referees Adnan Khan, Naseer Umer, Aziz Pasha, Ghulam Ali, Hafeez Ahmed and Saleem Faiz while Abdul Karim and Abdul Qayyum were Match Commissioners.
Fixture for Tuesday (13.12.2011)
Frontier City vs Usmanabad Union at Aga Khan Ground Garden West.