LAHORE – Punjab Colours outclassed Sindh Whites by 5-0 in a league round match on the third day of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship at National Hockey Stadium on Sunday.
Punjab Colours’ Sidra Hakeem, who scored three goals, was the main goal-scorer for the triumphant team. The remaining two goals were scored by Humera Rafi and Mahak Rasheed. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh along with Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, PHF Women Hockey Wing General Manager Ms Tanzeela Amir Cheema and Deputy Director Chand Perveen also witnessed the exciting matches at National Hockey Stadium.
In the next thrilling encounter, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) women hockey team scripted an upset victory against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (W) when they shocked their opponents by a thin margin of 3-2. Gilgit Baltistan women hockey team began their match in aggressive style and took 3-0 lead till the half time. Abida showed wonderful ball control and scored two beautiful field goals for the winning team while the third goal was scored by Kalsoom through her field effort.
In the second half, KPK (W) team bounced back and scored two goals through Reshma in 11th and 18th minute of the game but they could not change the fate of the match. KP (C) defeated Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by 7-1 in the next match. Areeba Yaqoob of KPK (C) was in superb form in the match and struck all the seven goals for the victorious team. Aksha scored the only goal for the losing AJK team.
The next match of the day was proved to be a one-sided affair in which Wapda rout Sindh (C) by a huge difference of 13-0. Army women hockey team thrashed Punjab (W) by 5-1 in the 5th match of the day. The last match of the day was played between Railways and HEC. Both the teams scored two goals each.
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