KARACHI: Mohammad Rasool hit a crucial brace as KESC downed Wapda 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL).
Seasoned-striker Arif Mehmood put Wapda in front in the 11th minute at the Railway Football Stadium in Lahore. However, their joy was short-lived as Jaleel Ahmed equalised 11 minutes later before KESC added another goal in the 24th minute through Rasool. Mohammad Essa made it 3-1 in favour of KESC as he struck moments before the half-time whistle.
But the see-saw match continued as Wapda pulled one back in the 76th minutes. But just when it looked that Wapda will equalise, KESC scored in the 80th minute courtesy Rasool. Wapda refused to throw in the towel as Mahmood struck in the 83rd minute to give them some hope. However, KESC held their nerve to gain three precious points.
Elsewhere, Army beat Afghan FC 1-0, while PMC Athletico Faisalabad held PIA to a 1-1 draw.
Army’s seasoned striker Imran Hussain scored in 30th minute against struggling Afghan FC Chaman to give his side the win at Army Football Stadium in Rawalpindi.
At PMC Ground in Faisalabad, PIA took the lead in 71st minute through Nadeem Tariq, only for substitute Zeeshan Butt to respond barely 7 minutes later for home side as struggling PMC Athletico got another draw to their name.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2012.
9th Pakistan Premier Football League-2012(9th PPFL-2012)
Match Results (Friday, October 12, 2012)
Match # 94
Army beat Afghan FC 1:0 @ 1530 PST @ Army Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Scorer Army: Imran Hussain (FW) 1 Goal @ 30 Mnt.
Yellow Card Army: Riaz Khan (FW) @ 86 Mnt, Muhabat Wali (FW) @ 83 Mnt and Rehman Ali (FW) @ 87 Mnt.
Yellow Card Afghan FC: Abdul Wali (DF) @ 89 Mnt.
Best Player: Aziz Ullah (MF) of Afghan FC
Best Scorer: Imran Hussain (FW) of Army
Match Commissioner: Salah-ud-Din Cell # 0302-5932197
Match # 95
KESC beat WAPDA 4:3 @ 1530 PST @ Railway Football Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Scorer KESC: Jaleel Ahmed (MF) 1 Goal @ 22 Mnt, M. Rasool (FW) 2 Goals @ 28, 80 Mnt and M. Eisa (FW) 1 Goal @ 45 Mnt.
Scorer Army: Arif Mahmood (FW & Captain) 2 Goals @ 11 Mnts through Penalty Kick , 83 Mnts and Zulifqar (FW) 1 Goal @ 76 Mnt.
Yellow Card KESC: M. Ibrar (DF) @ 11 Mnt, Musa (FW) @ 65 Mnt and Wali Khan (FW) @ 70 Mnt.
Best Player: M. Rasool (FW) of KESC
Best Scorer: Arif Mahmood (FW) of WAPDA
Match Commissioner: Rasheed Mahmood Butt Cell # 0333-
Match # 96
PMC Athletico Vs PIA 1:1 Draw @ 1530 PST @ PMC Football Ground, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Scorer PIA: Nadeem Tariq (MF) 1 Goal @ 71 Mnt.
Scorer PMC: Zeeshan Butt (Subs & MF) 1 Goal @ 78 Mnt.
Best Player: Shahram Babar (DF) of PIA
Best Scorer: Zeeshan Butt (subs & MF) of PMC
Match Commissioner: Mian Bari Cell # 0300-7890300
Tomorrow 9th PPFL-2012 Fixture :( Saturday, October 13, 2012)
Match # 97 Wohaib FC Vs HBL @ 1530 PST @ UMT Football Ground, Lahore, Pakistan
Match # 98 KRL Vs KPT @ 1530 PST @ Railway Football Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
|#||Team||MP||W||D||L||F||A||D||P||Last 5 matches||H2H|
|1||KESC||13||7||6||0||26||9||+17||27||W D D D D|
|2||National Bank||14||6||7||1||17||7||+10||25||W L W D W|
|3||Pakistan Army||12||7||3||2||13||3||+10||24||W W W W D|
|4||KRL||10||6||4||0||17||6||+11||22||W W D D D|
|5||Pakistan Air Force||12||6||3||3||19||9||+10||21||W W W D W|
|6||Muslim||13||4||6||3||12||14||-2||18||L W D L D|
|7||WAPDA||12||4||5||3||18||14||+4||17||L D D L D|
|8||Pakistan Airlines||12||3||7||2||9||7||+2||16||D D D D D|
|9||Karachi Port Trust||12||4||3||5||12||16||-4||15||L D W W D|
|10||Pakistan Navy||13||3||5||5||11||12||-1||14||D L L D W|
|11||Habib Bank||13||2||6||5||7||16||-9||12||L W W D D|
|12||PMC Athletico||11||1||7||3||11||11||+0||10||D W L L D|
|13||ZTBL||11||1||5||5||7||17||-10||8||D L L W L|
|14||Afghan FC||10||2||1||7||7||13||-6||7||L W L L L|
|15||Baloch||12||1||4||7||4||23||-19||7||L L L L D|
|16||Wohaib||10||0||4||6||4||17||-13||4||L D D L L|