Gojra, Karachi notch wins in Inter Academy Hockey


Gojra, Karachi and Bahawalpur won their matches in the second PHF Inter Academy Hockey Tournament here at the Sialkot Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Gojra beat Lahore 1-0 and the winning hit was made by Gojra’s Mohammad Qasim in the 21st minute. Karachi had an easy sailing against Quetta when they got 4-1 win.
Karachi took lead in the first half through Sohail Abbas in the 13th minute and the remaining goals came in the second session.
After Quetta leveled the score in the 36th minute through their forward Qasim, Karachi responded with another three goals in the 42nd minute with goal scored by Mohammad Ibrar (PC), Hamza Ali 46th minute (PC) and Salman Khursheed 52nd minute (FG).
In the final match of the day, Bahawalpur beat Bannu 6-1. The first half was in Bahawalpur’s control but only one goal was scored.
Bahawalpur got their goals through Sohail Yousuf (three goals 24th, 41st & 57th minutes, FG), Zohaib Khan 39th minute (FG), Moadid Ali 49th minute (FG) and Umar Hamdi 53rd minute (FG) while Bannu scored their only goal when Jamil Babar scored in the 42nd minute (PC).
Meanwhile, Tournament Director Aamir Shafique has imposed one match ban on Mujahid Afzal, coach Lahore Hockey Academy, and Irfan Mahmood, Manager Gojra Hockey Academy, for their misconduct during the match between Lahore and Gojra academies.