All KP Shama
Inter-District Soccer Mardan, Hangu book semis berth
MARDAN: Mardan Red stunned Peshawar by 2-0 and Hangu upset Buner 3-1 to enter into semi-finals of the All Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shama Inter-District Football Tournament played here at Younis Stadium on Wednesday. In the first quarter-final, Peshawar and DFA Mardan Red played attacking game and soon center striker of the Mardan Red Zahoor Khan slammed in a beautiful goal on a field attempt. After taking the lead, Mardan Red, having support of the cheering home spectators, played well and scored another goal in the 66th minute when center striker Zahoor Khan scored his second and team second goal as well to make the tally 2-0. Peshawar forwards played well but failed to score any goal due to individual attacks. Peshawar forwards missed three easy goal-scoring chances and thus failed to reduce the margin. Mardan Red on the other hand won the match by 2-0 before scoring one each goal in the first and second half through center striker Zahoor Khan. Thus Mardan Red moved to semi-finals. In the second quarter-final, Hangu defeated Buner by 3-1 in a thrilling match. The second-half of the match was also disrupted by rain but later on after a 20-minute break, the match was re-started in which Hangu secured 3-1 victory. Right-winger Fayyaz scored the first goal by DFA Hangu in the first minute of the match. - APP ������������