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2nd Round VS Sindh Muslim Gizri – Match Report

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2nd June 2014
Gulshan Itehad Football Ground, Korangi
F.C. Rovers vs Sindh Muslim Gizri
2-2 (Won on penalties)

Rovers started off the month with of June with a win against Sindh Muslim Gizri in the 2nd Round of Gulshan Itehad Football Tournament Korangi. The match started well for Rovers as they were able to take an early lead when Irfan Junejo passed the ball to Abdul Rehman after beating the keeper for an easy tap in to make the score 1-0. Rovers dominated from afterwards till the end of the first half but weren’t able to score any goals.

Waqar Hussain was sent in place of Hamza Shahid at the start of the second half and Irfan Junejo was substituted for Areeb Zaidi soon after when he got injured in the opening minutes of the second half.

Sindh Muslim came back into the game when they scored two quick goals inside five minutes. Rovers were able to keep their composure and soon equalized through Raad-Us-Salam who struck the ball in after it was spilled by the keeper on a corner kick.

The match went on to penalties and Rovers won it by 4-3 to qualify for the pre-quarterfinal round.

 

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