LAHORE - Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Whites), Wapda and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) registered victories against their respective matches in the ongoing 35th National Junior Hockey Championship here at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday.

SSGC humiliated Islamabad 14-0, KP (Whites) beat Punjab (Colours) 4-2, Wapda routed Baluchistan 6-0 and NBP thrashed Punjab (Whites) 10-0.

Hat-tricks by Rana Sohail and Naved Alam guided SSGC to humble Islamabad in the opening match. Rana netted three beautiful in the 2nd, 3rd and 10th minutes respectively. Naved scored field goals in the 18th, 23rd and 44th minutes. Hassan Anwar (11th & 42ndminutes) converted two penalty corners.

Asad Mehmood struck a penalty corner in the 53rd and netted a field goal in the 60th minute. Ali Raza, Adeel Latif, Ghulam Moheyuddin and Usman Rafiq scored one goal each in the 6th, 8th, 14th and 2oth minutes respectively. Zahod Hameed and Irfan Ali were the field umpires. Punjab Colours lost their grip on the match after scoring the first goal in the 5th minute through Ali Raza and conceded two goals in the first quart. Shahbaz of KP (W) levelled the score through a field goal in the 8th minute. KP (W) played got a penalty corner in the 12th minute which their captain Zahidullah successfully converted. Another goal on penalty corner in the 20th minute was converted by Amjad to consolidate their position. Punjab bounced back in the 24th minute when their forward Mudassar Ali netted a beautiful field goal. KP scored their fourth goal in the 40th minute through Khairullah. Msahmood Ali and Yasir Khursheed supervised the match.

Though Baluchistan lost their match against superior Wapda but they played extremely well. Their goalkeeper and defenders tackled their opponents bravely in the circle and saved a couple of attempts. Their forwards also made some advanced but lack of experience and skill prevented them to finish. Junaid Manzoor scored two field goals in the 15th and 27th minutes. Sohail Anjum, Rana Abdul Waheed, Bilal Mahmood and Umar Hamidi struck one goal each in the 25th, 29th, 33rd and 51st minutes respectively. Faisal Ismail and Abdul Mannan supervised the match.

NBP got an easy win in the last match of the day against Punjab (W). It was a good practice session for the bankers who netted the ball at will. Atif Mushtaq scored two field goals in the 12th and 22nd minutes. Bilal Qadir, Azfar Yaqoob, M Atiq and M Naveed score field goals in the 2nd, 45th, 49th and 50th minutes respectively. Amad Shakeel, Abubakr Mehmood, Faizan and M Dilber converted penalty corners in the 15th, 21st, 28th and 29th minutes. Haroon Rasheed and Sohail Janjua were the field umpires.