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FC Rovers Malir Grabs a Win in Korangi Baloch Challenge Cup

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FC Rovers VS Baloch Union

Score: 1 – 1 (Sami Irfan)

FC Rovers qualifies for the next round of Getz Pharma Challenge Cup Organized by Korangi Baloch. The match started Slowly for Rovers as they Could not hold the ball. Baloch Union had a early attempt at goal but was wide, Baloch Union kept pressing the Rovers defense but couldn’t break trough. In 10th minute Sharukh was fouled with full studded challenge by Baloch Union Captain and was also yellow carded. Rovers were looking uncomfortable with the ball and give away the ball easily Baloch Union had a great chance but couldn’t capitalize. BU kept the pressure on the team and wasn’t able to capitalize and Rovers were still finding there grip with the ball. The half ended 0-0.

2nd half started with few foals from both teams. BU started to hold the ball but the pressure from Rovers stated to show its reward and Rovers got a freekick on the edge of the Dee in the 10th minute. Abdullah (lefty) took the kick which hit the goal post and strikers could not capitalize of the rebound. In the 15th minute Rovers winger Areeb Farhan missed a open header give in the hand of keeper. Rovers started to press BU defense. Harris Azeem again played a great ball to Areeb Farhan and missed again an open chance. In the 20th minute Waqar give a poor pass to its keeper the striker of Baloch Union charged the keeper and won the ball and scored on an empty goal. Rovers Kept the pressure on the defense and earned a corner at very end of the match. Sami Irfan chested the ball from assist of Sharukh’s head and scored on wonderful volley taking Rovers to Penalties.

Habeel saved 4 straight penalties giving Rovers the victory.

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