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Rovers Played Three match in last week on 30th April, 2nd May & 3May. Two of the matches on 30th April & 2nd May were played by FC Rovers Malir in which they won 1 & lost 1. Rovers East after a long time came into action in one of the oldest tournament in Karachi, East won on penalties but also won the hearts of fans.

FC Rovers Malir vs Ghani XI 30th April

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Played at Muhammadi Football Ground Memon Goth, Rovers faced Ghani XI in K-League few week ago. The Match was a brutal one in which Captain Osama Noor was injured in a collision with Ghani XI keeper. Rovers started the match with different formation & with different players. The line up was like this, Talha Zubairy, Usman Javed, Sami Irfan Bilal Ali, in Midfield Sharukh Khan, Rashid Jadoon, Osama Noor, Areeb Farhan, In Strike Waqar Hussain & Hayyan Hasanny. It was a bad decision by the Captain to change the defense as Rovers conceded a early goal in 3rd minute of the match. they soon changed there defense line by changing Sami Irfan with Waqar Hussain. Mid way through of the first half Rovers were looking a little confident with the ball & had few close attempts at the goal, in 22nd minute of 1st half Rovers scored the equalizer with great one two between Sami & Osama asisting Hayyan scored a beautiful goal giving no chance to the keeper. Both teams got freekicks & corners but couldn’t capitalize, 30th minute Rashid made a great attempt from 40yards out but wasn’t enough to beat the keeper. 4 minutes later on 34th minute Rovers conceded 2 goal Essa Ubaid Keeper was caught sleeping in goal when clumsy cross came Usman Javed was confused as the ball drop in front of the keeper & keeper didn’t charged & the ball put in the the net by Ghani XI’s striker. At the end of 1st half score stood 1-2.

2nd half started a bit slow as the weather got to many of players in 1st half it was a hot day in Karachi but Rovers did manage to make a great chance for them self as Osama made a great run from left wing crossing the ball to Hayyan who was unmarked in the 25yard D missing from 10yards from goal line, 2 minutes later Osama crossed the ball to Areeb who could have made a chance for him self as the defenders were slow to his pace but earned a corner for Rovers. Ghani XI started to hold the ball & passed the ball around also made if good chances for them self in 16th minute Ghani XI striker dodged 3 players & was 1 on 1 with the keeper but passed the ball & found no one for his support. in 21th minute of 2nd half Sharukh had the collision with keeper in which keeper dislocated his finger. as the match went on players were tired as it was hot. both teams were playing counter attacking as both of them couldn’t hold the ball in last minute of the match Rovers got a free kick, Sami took the kick crossing the ball in the edge of the D Osama went for the ball as did the Ghani’s keeper both collided & injured there heads both were bleeding medical staff rushed to there aid. 3 extra minutes played Rovers had the ball the hole time but couldn’t make a chance. The match ended 1-2 Ghani XI qualified for the next round.

FC Rovers Malir vs Karli Union 2nd May

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Played at German School Orangi Town. It was one of those days which we asked the Rovers management when do we see your full strength in action. Rovers started the match with 10 men in which a freshly injured Captain Osama in line up. It is a bit shock to know that Rovers cant even manage to bring 11 full fit players. It is very disappointing from Rovers. Match started in a slow pace as both teams were settling to the ground conditions, Rovers were playing defensive strategy. with 1 at front & 2 in midfield. Rover took few attempts from long range as the keeper was not looking comfortable. In 10th minute of first half Karli Union hit the goal post of Rovers. Both the teams were attempting from long range but couldn’t capitalize. Rovers striker made 2 run at the defense by him self which could have been converted into goals but Hayyan was alone. Hamza Shahid was on defensive duty made great tackles & was the strength in defense. In 21th minute on rebound Osama passed the ball to Sharukh who dodged the keeper & defender & missed a empty goal from 8 yards putting the wide. Rovers were dominating the game had few corners & fouls but didn’t capitalize from them the half ended nil nil at the whistle.

As the 2nd half started Rovers were looking dangerous in 7th minute Rovers were awarded a freekick which Osama converted from edge of the D & give Rovers 1-0 lead. Karli Union were looking down as they started to commit fouls. In 15 minute Hayyan played a pass to Osama who made run on left wing & crossed the ball to Sharukh who easily put the ball in the net putting 2-0 on Karli Union. Karli Union worked hard to penetrate the Rovers defense & they did so by putting the ball in the net but was denied by the line’s men for a off side in 20th minute. Karli Union put the pressure on the defense but could make any chances. The match ended 2-0.

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