The All-Karachi Engro Vopak Football Cup 2011, organised by FC Rovers (Malir) at Baloch Mujahid Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi, saw its pre-quarter final stage come to an end. Gulshan Soccer (DFA Central) beat Baloch Union (DFA West) 3-2 in a stunning game, while Baloch Mujahid overcame Mauripur Greeks after a tense penalty shoot-out 4-3.
Kashif Ali scored the fastest goal of the tournament so far when he gave Gulshan Soccer a 1-0 lead in the 1st minute. But Muhammad Arif equalised for Baloch Union barely 3 minutes later. Wasif Ali gave Gulshan Soccer a 2-1 lead in 35th minute but Umair Younas made it 2-2 in 50th minute. However, just a minute later Gulshan Soccer’s substitute striker Mehmood Shah scored the decisive goal to give his side a 3-2 lead which Baloch Union failed to deal with till the end as Gulshan Soccer went through to the quarter-finals.
The tense affair between Baloch Mujahid and Mauripur Greeks saw both sides ending up with a 1-1 score in the end. Abdus Salam gave Mauripur Greeks the lead after 29 minutes, only for M Rizwan to equalise in 50th minute as both sides finished level, forcing a penalty shoot-out. Baloch Mujahid held their nerve as Abdur Rasheed, Umer Bakhsh, M Hanif, and Shehzad Majeed scored from the spot with Bilal Raza’s kick went out after hitting the crossbar. Only Adnan Baloch, Musa Baloch, and Amin Abdullah could convert their tries for Mauripur Greeks as Abdur Rauf and Akhtar Baloch missed to the joy of Baloch Mujahid.
The quarter-finalists of the Engro Vopak Cup are confirmed as Salaar Welfare Centre (Malir), Burma Mohammadan (Korangi), Hunter Sports (Malir), Madina Shabaz (Baldia Town), Irfan Memorial (Landhi), Aga Khan Gymkhana (Garden West), Baloch Mujahid, and Gulshan Soccer.
On Friday, 1 July 2011, Baloch Mujahid face Gulshan Soccer at 4 PM while Irfan Memorial face Aga Khan Gymkhana at 5:30 PM in the quarter-finals.
ALL KARACHI ENGRO VOPAK CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2011
Organized by FC Rovers Malir
Venue: Baloch Mujahid Stadium – Ibrahim Hyderi
GULSHAN SOCCER (CENTRAL) DEFEATED BALOCH UNION (WEST) 3-2 (1-1)
Gulshan Soccer (3) : Kashir Zafar 1 (Fastest Goal now), Wasif Ali 35, (Sub) Mehmood Shah 51
Baloch Union (2); Mohammad Arif 4, Umair Younas 50
BALOCH MUJAHID BEAT MAURIPUR GREEKS 4-3 PSO (1-1)
Baloch Mujahid (1) : Mohammad Rizwan 45
Mauripur Greeks (1): Abdus Salam 29
BOTH THE WINNERS MOVED INTO QUARTER FINALS
Referee: Adnan Khan, Babar Khan, Farrukh Riaz & Ch. Sarfraz while Abdul Karim was Match Commissioner.
Fixture: (Friday) 30.6.2011 (Quarter Final)
Baloch Mujahid vs Gulshan Soccer at 4:00 pm
Irfan Memorial vs Aga Khan Gymkhana at 5:30 pm
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