Now, both the teams would proceed to Quetta for their away round. Karachi still has to host seven more matches in the season which will be conducted from October 29 to November 4.
KPT played valiantly against their stronger opponents on a soft and uneven pitch. Karachi Port Trust (KPT) drew first blood when Naveed Ahmad capitalised on a combined move that was created by Shahid Salim and Mustaqeem Shah from the left wing in the 43rd minute. At half-time, KPT were 1-0 ahead.
After the breather, KPT put pressure on the bankers through incisive rallies and doubled their lead through Hashmatullah who scored in the 81st minute due to a goalkeeping blunder.
The victory helped KPT inflate their tally to 21 points from 16 matches while National Bank, still occupying third spot, have 30 points from 16 matches.
After 116 matches, KRL are leading the table with 34 points from 12 games, followed by PIA (32 points, 16 matches), NBP (30,16), HBL (29, 17), KESC (28,16), Afghan FC (26, 13), Muslim FC (24, 14), KPT (21,16), Army (19, 12), WAPDA (17, 15), Police (15, 13), PMC Athletico (10, 15), Navy (9, 12), Baloch FC (8, 12), PAF (8, 12), PEL (6, 15). Today’s fixture: Muslim FC v Police (Government High School Ground, Chaman).