Nagpur Star Football Club edged out Maverick FC 2-1 in the inaugural match of the JSW Senior Division Football League tournament, organized by the Nagpur District Football Association, at the Suyog Nagar Football ground here on Wednesday.
Babu Francis opened the account in the fifth minute for Nagpur Star FC. The lead was increased eleven minutes later by Sankalp Kawade. Nagpur Star FC were leading by a couple of goals at the half-time.
After resumption, Maverick FC tried hard to reduce the margin but could not get success. Just when it looked like the match would end with 2-0 score in favour of Nagpur Star, Maverick FC struck late in the 86th minute. Kapil struck a consolation goal for his team, minutes before the final whistle.
The inauguration was done by veteran official Salim Baig, chairman of the disciplinary committee. NDFA president Harish Vora, Iqbal Kashmiri, Abid Khan, Khalid Ansari, Stanley Gregory, Eugene Norbert, Atmaram Pandey, Mohammad Mubin, Vinod Tiwari, Abdul Latif, Hemant Sahani, Sanjay Kathale, Ramu Naidu and other NDFA officials were present on the occasion.
On Thursday, Rahul Academy will take on Green Flag at 1 pm, while in the second outing Ansari FC will lock horns with Al Fateh FC.