Real Kashmir FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Kashmir Maharaja FC in premier division match of annual football league at synthetic Turf TRC ground here on Saturday.
Real Kashmir started the match on aggressive note putting early pressure on Maharaja defence and nearly scored an early goal but Maharaja keeper made an excellent save. Despite attacks and counter attacks from both sides, first half ended in a goalless draw but aggressive play from both teams resulted in one player each of Maharaja and Real Kashmir being booked for serious offences and were shown red cards.
Although both sides were reduced to 10 men by the end of the first half, yet the second half did not lose any steam as both the teams kept on playing aggressively and looking for the goals. And in the 66th minute of second half, Maharaja FC were able to break the deadlock as Shahir made no mistake in opening the account for the side. Making a brilliant counter move, Real Kashmir equalized within a minute. Match ended in 1-1 draw.
Earlier in the super division match, Hyderiya FC and J&K SRTC XI played 1-1 goal.
The tournament is organized by Srinagar District Football Association.