Zubair stars in PIA triumph


Karachi: Recovering from one goal deficit, Mohammad Zubair fired two goals to help PIA record a 2-1 victory against Ustad Aslam Roda Academy in inaugural P. T. Yaqoob Memorial Hockey Tournament on Sunday at Government College Gojra in Gojra.

After barren 25 minutes of play, Mohammad Usman of Ustad Aslam Roda Academy broke the ice to help his team take a 1-0 lead.

But Mohammad Zubair levelled the arrears three minutes later after converting a penalty corner for PIA. Zubair again converted a penalty corner scoring in 50th minute, which eventually proved to be the decisive goal of the match.

Meanwhile, SSGC tamed Gojra Star registering a 2-0 win. Mohammad Taufeeq and Khalid Saleem scored one goal each for the side.

In another match, Lahore Customs defeated Tahir Zaman Academy by 2-0 score. Mohammad Zeeshan and Aamir Ali scored one goal apiece for the winning side.