The 2012 All-Karachi Engro Vopak Football League at Jam Stadium, Malir (Karachi) saw Baloch Mohammadan (Malir) record their second successive group stage win yesterday 16 Feb 2012 with a 3-1 score over Janbaz Sports (Sultanabad).
The match began with a frantic pace as both sides attempted to score, yet the surprisingly it remained 0-0 at half-time because of poor finishing. Janbaz Sports’ Rahim Dar, Umar Farooq, Jahangir Khan, and Muhammad Shakir failed to beat Baloch Mohammadan goalkeeper Abdul Latif. Baloch Mohammadan’s Karim Bakhsh failed to score from a golden opportunity in 12th minute as Janbaz goalkeeper Rafi Ullah remained unbeaten so far.
In 2nd half, Baloch Mohammadan’s substitutions changed the course of the game as Roshan Ali and M Imran replaced Ali Ghumani and Nasim Akhtar. Amir Oghni scored from a Roshan Ali pass in 51st minute to give Baloch Mohammadan a 1-0 lead. Then M Imran made it 2-0 from a M Awais pass in 77th minute. Roshan Ali then got himself on the scoresheet when he made it 3-0 in 88th minute from a pass by the impressive Ahmed Lal. Janbaz Sports managed to respond with a goal from Umar Farooq the next minute from a Jahangir Khan pass but it proved to be too little too late as Baloch Mohammadan deservingly won 3-1 at the end. Baloch Mohammadan’s Ahmed Lal was given Rs 500 Man of the Match award .
The win left Baloch Mohammadan with 6 points from 2 games, while Janbaz Sports remain on 0 from 4 games played. Referees were Javed Bangash, Babar Khan, M Umar, 4th official Arif Hameed, and match commissioner Abdul Karim. On Saturday 18 Feb 2012, Jam XI (Malir) face Mauripur Azad.