NBP, SSGC set final date in CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament

Karachi: NBP and SSGC won their respective semifinal matches with contrasting results in the inaugural CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament here Wednesday at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium.

In the first semifinal encounter NBP thrashed PIA recording a convincing 3-0 triumph to secure a berth in the final of the tournament. Mohammad Amir, Shan Irshad and Mohammad Dilber scored one goal each for NBP.

Meanwhile, SSGC overcame stubborn Navy registering a 5-4 win after a penalty-shoot battle. Navy took the lead in the 23rd minute of the match when Akbar Ali converted a penalty corner. SSGC produced equalizer in 52nd minute when Rizwan Ali scored a field goal.

The match was locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time. SSGC surpassed Navy in penalty shoots after four of its players managed to score while Navy’s three players managed to net the ball.