7th GSA D Goal Tournament Opens with Defending Champs easing through
July 28th Saturday saw the opening of GSA D Goal tournament in grand style. Two matches took place and two well known teams progressed into the second round.
1- Steel Town FC 4 – 2 Stifflers Jrs.
Star Performer – Arsalan (Steel Town) – Normally a defensive player combined well to score two goals.
In a great opening game of the tournament Steel Town FC prevailed 4-2 over the young but very spirited Stifflers Juniors team. The Stifflers twice led at 1-0 and 2-1 thanks to Sarim, but in the second half the killer blow proved to be an own goal. Steel Town FC scored to make it 2-2 via an own goal and then Awais and Arsalan turned on the style to finish it off.
2- Rebellions 3 – 1 Gunners Utd.
Star Performer – Hamza (Rebellions) – The young Rebellion is making a big name for him self in Futsal and showed a complete game.
In the second game Rebellions fielded a side without Star man Kamran Aslam who was the best player of the tournament last year. It took a little while for them to get going and Hashim scored from a tough angle to give the lead before Waleed Kidwai, well known talent across Karachi scored a fine long range second. Abbas from Gunners led the fight back and scored a good goal before Hamza rounded off his great all around game with a fine third sealing progress.
The tournament will continue with 3 more games Sunday 29th July.
Goals , Goals and Goals on second day of 7th GSA D Goal Tournament
29th July Sunday was the second day of the tournament and it played host to three matches.
1- 13 D’s 0 – 4 Lazy Boys
Star Performer – Mesum Raza aka Messi (Lazy Boys) – Sizzling hat rick from the dynamic young player.
This match between the two teams kicked off and from the start Lazy Boys controlled the game. Messi scored from a flowing move involving a fine pass from Israr Khan. An injury to last man A. Hannan of 13 D’s gave way to more openings for Lazy Boys. Still a miss after a miss almost proved costly as 13 D’s upped the tempo and almost scored in the second half. The introduction of Ammar Hussain sparked the goal flow as he scored and then later Messi scored two decisive goals to round off the scoreline.
2- Engro Utd. 2 – 10 Free Stylers
Star Performers – Mehtab and Ghassan (Free Stylers) – The two have kicked off from where they left off, Five goals a piece.
The second match opened at blistering pace, Hassan of Engro Utd. scoring and then Mehtab drawing level before Engro again led 2-1. All this in 3 minutes of action. This really kick started the Free Stylers and they sure did turn on the style scoring one fine goal after another as it was 5-2 at half time. The crowd was then treated to Exhilaration from Mehtab who showed he is ready this year as he danced, dribbled and dazzled past tackles and Ghassan matched him. In the end even Engro Utd. had to accept the winners.
3- Greens Utd. 2 – 2 All Stars Fc (0-2 All Stars win on penalties)
Star Performer – Ali Kazmi (All Stars) – The little midfielder played a very controlled game and produced a fine goal as well.
These two teams waited a long time for their game but definitely produced the toughest match of the tournament so far. Shahrukh scored for the All Stars and it stayed this way until the half. The second half is when the Greens team turned on the screws and produced a move after another and scored through Saqib, and now All stars pushed it and yes Ali Kazmi scored. Finally late in the half Kamran scored a great equalizer after his team produced one good move after another. In the end Uzair and Ali Kazmi did what all players could not do. Score there penalties. Great Game.
Goal Challenge Winner
Mehtab ( Free Stylers) – On a day when he could not stop scoring Mehtab became the first player to win Rs. 100 Cash after competing against an opponent. This Challenge is held at half time of every game.