AFL Match Analysis: Manjeet Cotton makes wining start
On April5, 2011, Bhupendra Singh Rajpal's Manjeet Cotton XI scored an remarkable, solitary goal victory in excess of Samir Mehta's RK Constro Bulls in a Group 'A' Match of the AMP Infra Pvt. Ltd. Presents Lokmat Samachar's AFL at the Divisonal Sports Complex. Playing to a 4-4-2 formation, Manjeet Cotton XI conquered the proceedings to put pressure on the rivals. However, they suffered a setback when their captain Shaikh Laeeque received means he would be out of the next match.
Manjeet Cotton XI strikers in particular Amjed Khan, dished out superb soccer and was ably assisted by the team's foreign player Hashim. After missing a couple of goal scoring opportunities, Amjad Khan lastly gave his team the all-important lead when he capitalized on a weak defence, darted past a couple of defenders as well as sent one past his teammates and supporters.
Unlike the first half, the second was boring, with the game mostly confined to the midfield. RK constro Bulls had a golden chance of finding the equalizer but Shaikh Mazhar Shaikh Babar failed in his attempts.
Contrary to expectations, RK Constro Bulls, who also played to a 4-4-2 formation, didn't live up to the expectations. Their forwards never looked meaning and to pull up their shocks and play next matches with a improved game plan.
On the other hand, Manjeet Cotton XI impressed, but for that unnecessary red card acknowledged by Laeeque.
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