Lahore Customs qualify for hockey tourney semis in style

Karachi: Mohammad Farhan scored a brilliant hat-trick and helped Lahore Customs Academy record a convincing 5-1 triumph against Ustad Aslam Roda Academy and qualified for the semifinals of 1st P.T. Yaqoob Memorial Hockey Tournament on Wednesday at Government College Gojra in Gojra.

Bilal Qadir and Fahad Qadir were the other scorers for Lahore Customs Academy. Mohammad Usman scored a consolatory goal for Ustad Aslam Roda Academy. Lahore Customs will face WAPDA in pre-finals today (Thursday).

In the second match of the day, SSGC overcame stubborn Police in penalty strokes by 4-2 score after regulation time ended in a 1-1 draw. Mohammad Rizwan scored for SSGC in the first half while Rana Atif scored equalizer in the second half.

Rizwan, Saleem Khalid, Zeeshan and Tofeeq scored in penalty strokes for SSGC while Shahbaz Junior and Mohammad Ali were scored for Police in penalty strokes. SSGC will battle with PIA for as place in the summit clash of the tournament.