Struggling defending champions WAPDA finally returned to winning ways in the 8th Pakistan Premier Football League 2011 as they over-came the impressive Afghan FC Chaman side 2-1 at Railways Stadium, Garhi Shahue (Lahore) yesterday 14 November 2011.
After playing some of their initial home matches in Faisalabad, WAPDA’s return to its old hunting ground proved a good omen as they raced to a 2-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals Muhammad Afzal (16′) and returning captain Arif Mehmood (29′). Afghan FC managed a goal in 2nd half through Haneef Ullah (76′) but failed to stop WAPDA from getting all 3 points from the match.
Meanwhile in Faisalabad, home side PMC Club Athletico fought hard to beat Pakistan Police 2-0 at the University of Agriculture Ground. Goals from Muhammad Rashid (27′) and ageing captain Haroon Yousaf’s 20 yard freekick (61′) helped PMC Athletico record a precious win as their quest to survive relegation continued with another 3 points.
At Rawalpindi’s Municipal Stadium, KRL were held 0-0 by a plucky Muslim FC Chaman as both teams shared 1 point each. In other game, Pakistan Army continued its resurgence as they came from behind beat Baloch FC Nushki 3-1. Habib Ullah gave Baloch club a 1-0 lead before half-time with a 30th minute goal. Army then fought hard to overcome the deficit as goals from Sharjeel Vicky (64′), Muhammad Shabbir (83′) and Mubashir Hussain (90+2′) helped them win 3-1 at the end.
Tomorrow Fixture: (Tuesday, November 15, 2011)
Match# 184 PAF vs PEL @ 1200 Hours PST @ Municipal Football Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Match# 185 Navy vs HBL @ 1430 Hours PST @ Municipal Football Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
|#||Team||MP||W||D||L||F||A||D||P||Last 5 matches|
|1||KRL||21||17||4||0||40||7||+33||55||D W W D W|
|2||Afghan FC||23||13||7||3||39||18||+21||46||L W L W D|
|3||Karachi Electric||24||14||4||6||37||24||+13||46||W W L W W|
|4||Pakistan Airlines||24||13||6||5||47||26||+21||45||W W D D D|
|5||Muslim||25||13||6||6||35||23||+12||45||D L W D D|
|6||National Bank||24||12||2||10||36||21||+15||38||L D L W W|
|7||Habib Bank||25||10||8||7||33||22||+11||38||L D W D L|
|8||Pakistan Army||21||11||3||7||25||21||+4||36||W W L D W|
|9||Karachi Port Trust||24||8||4||12||31||42||-11||28||L L D L L|
|10||WAPDA||17||7||2||8||19||19||+0||23||W W L W L|
|11||Pakistan Police||24||7||2||15||27||47||-20||23||L W L D W|
|12||Baloch FC||24||5||7||12||19||29||-10||22||L L L W W|
|13||Pakistan Navy||20||3||8||9||16||24||-8||17||W D D D L|
|14||PMC Athletico||21||4||5||12||10||28||-18||17||W W L D L|
|15||Pakistan Air Force||20||2||9||9||9||23||-14||15||W D L L L|
|16||PEL||25||1||5||19||10||59||-49||8||L L L L D|