LAHORE - Pakistan Wapda, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Board, Pakistan Police and Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) Tuesday won their respective matches of the National Men Volleyball Championship being played at the POF Sports Complex.

According to information made available here, Wapda beat Balochistan 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-5), Pakistan Army humbled Railways 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-11), Pakistan Board defeated Punjab 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-17, Police beat Railways 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-16) and POF beat Pakistan Juniors 3-0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-23).

For defending champion Wapda, it was a good practice match against the minnows from Balochistan. It was a one-sided match, which Wapda players took casually. Balochistan boys had no clue about powerful smashes and strong serves of Wapda players comprising internationals Naseer Ahmed, Ali Abbas and Mohib Rasool Wapda. Only Anwar and Razzaq played well for Balochistan and earned some points but they failed to alter the results.

It was all round performance of Rana Amjad, Haider and Zaheer from Army whose combined efforts pushed Railways off the track. They played with good understanding, smashed strongly and blocked their opponents effectively. Railways lost a number of points because of their wrong serves.

Pakistan Juniors gave tough time to POF in their pool B match. They fought hard in the first game to lose it with a narrow margin. They lost the second with a big margin but bounced back ferociously in the third game which they lost by two points.

Today’s (Wednesday) matches: Pakistan Juniors vs Pakistan Air Force, Navy vs Islamabad, Pakistan Youth vs Wapda, Police vs Army and Wapda vs POF.