LAHORE - National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) routed Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) 2-0 to clinch the title of the 1st CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2016 which concluded on Thursday.
Both the finalists played well but NBP managed to stamp their authority throughout the final as they not only attacked well but also defended superbly which helped them lift the coveted trophy. NBP earned two penalty corners while SSGC gained three penalty corners but both couldn’t get benefits from them.
The winners’ first goal came from Dilber who struck the field goal in the 13th minute in the first quarter while the second and third quarter remained goalless. The fourth and last quarter then Bilal Qadir field goal witnessed another goal from NBP when Bilal Qadir hammered field goal in the 51st minute to help his team finish as triumphant.
PIA defeated Navy 6–3 on penalty shutouts to secure third position. Both the teams gave tough time to each other and were at 2-2 when the final whistle was blown and the match was then decided on penalty shootouts.
Only penalty shootouts, Navy could score only one goal through M Asif while PIA slammed four goals one each by Haseem Khan, M Zubair, Rana Sohail and M Irfan.