Lahore : Defending Champions Punjab Colours would face the province’s second string in the final of the 5th National Under 18 Women Hockey Championships.
The two Punjab sides had contrasting wins at Lahore’s National Hockey Stadium.
Punjab Whites were fully stretched by the fighting Islamabad. It was 1-1 after 60 minutes. In the shoot out, Punjab team managed a 2-1 win.
Punjab Colours completely outplayed Pakistan Boards in the second semifinal, putting in a dozen goals without reply.
Punjab Colours defeated Pakistan Boards 12-0 . The holders and the runaway favourites completely dominated the proceedings. They attacked relentlessly and scored goals via open play as well as of penalty corners.
Hamra Latif, was again Punjab Colours’ main scorer with seven goals. Other goals were shared by Areeba Sarwar 2, Faiqa Riaz, Nida Asghar & Iqra Hanif
Final on Friday at 04:30 PM: Punjab Colours vs Punjab Whites
Third position match at 8:00 AM: Islamabad vs Pakistan Boards.
Punjab Whites defeated Islamabad on shoot out; it was 1-1 after the regular time
The first semifinal between Punjab Whites and Islamabad turned out to be a real cliff hanger. The two evenly matched sides were engaged in a good up and down battle.
Punjab Whites went ahead through their prolific scorer Sharika Sarwar in the 24th minute via a penalty corner.
But the girls from the federal capital were level within five minutes; also via a PC. Beenish Zafar was their goal scorer.
Half time: 1-1
The second half also saw a keenly contested game. Both sides had their chances but neither managed to avail any
Full Time: 1-1.
It came down to shoot out. Here, Punjab girls managed to prevail with a narrow 2-1 win.