Ahmedabad: Zonal Round of Gujarat for Hero Sub-Junior League 2018-19 began on Monday 15th April with the first match being played between two top teams of Ahmedabad – ARA FC and Kahaani Sports Academy. The match was held at the home ground of ARA.
Kahaani FC had a perfect start when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 4th minute of the match. Skipper Kaivan Trivedi was successful in converting this golden chance into a superb goal. With their confidence pumped up, Kahaani players raised their attacking and created a couple of wonderful chances but failed to extend their lead.
Taking advantage of a minor mistake by Kahaani, ARA’s skipper Dhruv Patel scored an amazing goal to equalize the score at the 15th minute.
Both the teams geared up their game instead of getting pressurized. They fought hard, creating chances and pushing every second to get a breakthrough.
Same story continued in the second half, both the teams put up an exciting battle, entertaining the fans with some great saves, close chances and some wonderful skills.
As the final whistle was approaching, everyone at the ground sensed a goal was about to happen. Amazing chances were created for both the teams in the last 15 minutes of the half but defenders and goalkeeper of both the teams did pretty well. As the referee blew final whistle, players shook hands and fans applauded and cheered for all the players. The match ended with both the teams getting one point each. The match saw the attendance of 140 (approximate) fans supporting the teams.