| Jagdesh Singh | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 24 Sept 2015 | Asia Samachar
By Jagdesh Singh
Pulapol Eagles, decked in majestic white, took the honours of winning the opening match of the inaugural Akaal Premier League (APL), thoroughly dominating their opponents Iron River Kings with a 10 goalfest.
The following match saw a tensed one goal stalemate between Kampung Pandan Lions Beruntung Hills Twin Lions.
Then came the pulsing 3-1 win for Rawang Akaal Warriors, after having given the unassuming impression to the rest of the other teams due to the younger nature of their players, beating Titiwangsa Panthers, no walkover team as well.
This were the opening salvos today (Sept 24) at the under-13 APL league organised by the Akaal Sports Academy.
The 6-team league was launched with a modest opening ceremony but the excitement quickly picked up as the first matched was kicked off by the match official Kuldeep Singh.
The teams, comprising of boys and girls, are vying for the ultimate prize of being the first champions ever under the APL banner.
APL RESULTS: MATCH DAY 1
Iron River Kings 0 – 10 Pulapol Eagles
Kampung Pandan Lions 1 – 1 Beruntung Hill Twin Lions
Rawang Akaal Warriors 3 – 1 Titiwangsa Panthers
Beruntung Hill Twin Lions 1 – 0 Iron River Kings
Pulapol Eagles 0 – 2 Rawang Akaal Warriors
Titiwangsa Panthers 0 – 1 Kampung Pandan Lions
TOP SCORERS (After Match Day 1):
5 goals: Rishipal Singh (Pulapol Eagles)
3 goals: Kabir Singh (Pulapol Eagles), Manvinderjit Singh (Rawang Akaal Warriors)
2 goals: Jagveer Singh (Rawang Akaal Warriors), Sarabjeet Singh (Kg Pandan Lions), Aqaalpreet Singh (Beruntung Hill Twin Lions), Akesh (Pulapol Eagles)
1 goal: Ishwardev Singh (Titiwangsa Panthers)
The second round of matches started immediately as the heat and humidity of the morning started to rise, with Beruntung Hill Twin Lions amending their earlier results with a slim 1-0 win over Iron River Kings, also desperate for a win after their earlier disappointment.
Rawang Akaal Warriors continued their impressive run after a stunning and convincing win over the now favorites of the tournament, Pulapol Eagles. The crowd cheered loudly as the second goal went in, with an upset all the more confirmed by the announcer.
Finally, the day came to an end, as Kampung Pandan Lions toiled a 1-0 win over the Titiwangsa Panthers, as the tired players from each team start their preparations for the next round in the coming weekend. Competition is intensive, hard work is required.
APL continues with the second match day on Oct 14. The following match days have been fixed on Nov 1, Nov 15 and Dec 6.
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