Male', MALDIVES - Victory SC has confirmed a spot in the finals of the President's Cup 2012, after beating Maziya Sports and Recreation Club by 3 - 2 . Victory SC will meet New Radiant SC in the final match of the tournament.
Goalkeeper Faisal produced a good save on Ahmed Rasheed's shot from close range in the 7th minute.
Few seconds later Maziya got the lead of the game when Niyaz (Bokury)'s shot hit the post and bounced back in to the goal after hitting Victory SC defender Rilwan Waheed.
Victory SC was awarded with a penalty kick in the 17th minute as Umair was brought down inside the penalty area, Umair himself converted the spot kick in to the goal and leveled the game.
Umair shot from inside the penalty area was well saved by keeper Imran in the 24th minute. Umair matched with Awilo's through pass and shoots on target but was not enough to beat Imran.
Ahmed Rasheed missed his shot in the 38th minute. His shot from edge of the penalty area went inches away from the far post.
In the final minute of the first half, Easa and Assadhullah created a good scoring chance. After a build up Assadhullah got the final pass from Easa and sent a curving lower shot from inside the penalty area, but Faisal dived and caught the ball.
Six minutes in to the second half Umair scored his second of the night and gifted the lead for Victory SC after finishing Akram's lower cross in to the goal.
Akram missed a open chance in the 58th minute, Umair gave a pass to Akram and his shot from edge of the penalty area went out from near the post.
Ahmed Rasheed leveled the game for Maziya in the 63rd minute of the game. Rasheed superbly ended Bokury's cross in to the goal from close range.
With a wonderful goal by Akram, Victory SC regain the lead in the 77th minute. Akram's powerful shot from outside the penalty area found the top roof of the goal.
In the final minute of the game, Ahmed Rasheed missed a free header from Bokury's cross.
Victory SC substitute player Fasir, beats two defenders and sent a dangerous ball towards Maziya goal, but it went inches away from the post.
Ahmed Rasheed could have leveled the game for Maziya in the dying minutes of the game. When Rasheed was left unmarked inside the box he got the ball all alone but the shot went over the crossbar.