Hockey: Pakistan edge past Oman

Sports Monday 22/October/2018 23:02 PM
By: Times News Service

MUSCAT: Hosts Oman who lost to India and Malaysia in their two earlier encounters were looking to make amends against a strong Pakistan side but never came to terms with the game as Pakistan beat Oman 8-1 at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament played at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat.
Pakistan right from the first minute put the hosts under tremendous pressure with a goal coming from Bilal Alieen in the first quarter.
In the second quarter Pakistan’s Bilal added another to his tally through a penalty corner, then Mohammed Irfan Jr. made it 3-0 in favour of the former world champions, by the end of the second quarter Ahmed Butt made it 4-0 at the half time period.
With extra time added in the third quarter Pakistan once again earned a penalty corner which was scored by Mohammed Irfan to take the score line to 5-0.
Pakistan looking to put the match beyond the control of the hosts Oman dominated the game right from the beginning never to let up for a minute.
At the end of the 3rd period Oman’s Mohammed Al Lawati earned a green card and was sent off, Pakistan looking to take advantage added two quick goals through Bilal Aileen who took his personal tally to three goals and Abu Mahmood.
With extra time added on to the 4th quarter and Oman’s Ahmed bait receiving a yellow card, Pakistan’s Mohammed Atiq continued the wrath by adding the eight goal of the match. Meanwhile Mohammed Al Lawati who was sidelined added a consolation goal for Oman in the final minute of the game.