LAHORE - Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), who never won the national title in their 13-year history, failed to go clear at the top of Pakistan Premier Soccer League 2008 when their star forward line flopped against spirited KPT and suffered 1-2 defeat at KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi. PTV suffered yet another defeat when they wasted first half lead and conceded hat-trick in second session in 1-3 defeat against Afghan FC at PSB Ground near Hamidi Hall, Islamabad. Army hammered goals in both halves to beat KESC 2-0 at Army Stadium, Rawalpindi, The hero in PTV-Afghan FC clash was Chaman-born international striker Jadeed Khan who turned the tide within 15 minutes in second half after skipper Naimat Ullah's 24th minute goal was carrying PTV to their second win. Jadeed drew level in the 61st minute and added two more in the 67th and 76th minute, giving Afghan handsome 3-1 triumph. Both the teams completed 23 matches who started the game as two bottom teams. Afghan secured 26 points as compared to already-relegated PTV (5 pts). Army recorded authoritative 2-0 win over KESC giving no chance to break through their tight defence. Striker Adnan Bari, who represented Pakistan u21 team in Beijing Olympics Qualifiers, surged Army into well-deserved lead in the 21st minute with his second goal of the event while Faisalabad-born defender Tanvir Shahid doubled the margin in the 60th minute. Both the goals were spectacular giving KESC's keeper Omar Farooq no chance. Army collected 43 points from 22 matches while KESC registered 29 points from 24 outings. KPT leapt to second position in 14-team table with 2-1 win over other pace-setters KRL. The Muhammad Essa-led outfit had to blame themselves for defeat as their front-runners failed to capitalize on chances while the Portmen utilized two chances in both sessions. Skipper Naseer Ahmed opened the scoring in the 28th minute as KPT were 1-0 up at interval. Muhammad Ismail put the issue beyond home team with 71st minute goal. It was Ismail's first goal of the event becoming 120th player to score atleast a goal in the ongoing show. Disjointed KRL struck consolation goal in the final minute through their former skipper and stopper Saeed. League-leader KRL grabbed 45 points from 23 encounters while KPT managed 44 points from 25 matches. Sunday (23 November ) Fixture: PEL v HBL (Railway Stadium, Lahore : 2 PM).