Srinagar, December 11: It was star striker Aakif Reshi again as top football side of J&K, J&K Bank registered 3-1 hard fought comeback win against Downtown Heroes FC in the match of the Premier League J&K at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground on Friday.
On Friday morning it was clash between newly formed rising team Downtown Heroes FC and the powerhouse of J&K football, J&K Bank in the league.
As expected the match turned out as keenly contested affair with Downtown Heroes FC almost making a upset.
It was Downtown Heroes FC who scored first goal of the match. They had earned penalty which was converted into goal by Shakir on a rebound.
Just before halftime, J&K Bank were able to score equaliser through penalty which was converted by Aakif. At halftime score was 1-1.
In second half, J&K Bank came out with change of tactics that took Downtown Heroes FC by surprise. The contest was still equal with both going for the goal. In one such move J&K Bank earned second penalty. Though the refree decision to award penalty against Downtown Heroes was questionable but Aakif made no mistakes in converting that into goal. J&K Bank got the 2-1 lead and were looking to score more. Before the end of allotted time Aakif went in to score his sides third goal and also complete his hat-trick. It was the only open goal scored in the match. J&K Bank emerged winner by 3-1 goals.
The win showed the character of the J&K Bank who bounced back after falling behind. It was first major test for the team this season and they showed they are the team to beat.