WAPDA women hockey team found tough resistance from Punjab University Club in the summit, which they eventually won by 3-2 score to claim 3rd All Pakistan Fatima Jinnah Gold Cup Hockey Tournament title at the District Hockey Ground in Multan on Thursday.
WAPDA team captain Amina Mir playd pivotal role in her team’s first two goals. While for PU Club Hina and Sehrish were outstanding. It was a thrilling final which was played in heated atmosphere during which both teams demonstrated aggression in their frequent attacks and brilliance in their skills.
Amina’s first straight hit from the 25 meter line in the 23rd minute was neatly deflected by Ambreen, the top scorer of the tournament, to give her team a goal lead. In the 31st Amina again struck an accurate hit which was ably deflected by Kalsoom to score the second goal for their team.
A thrilling and competitive game of hockey was played in the third quarter when PU Club, trailing by two goals reorganized their ranks and launched ferocious attacks amid short passes by Hina and Sehrish which surprised star studded WAPDA greatly.
In the 37th minute Hina took the ball, dodged two defenders to enter the D where her straight hit into the goal reduced the deficit.
In the 43rd minute Azra Naz scored the third goal for WAPDA. Unaiza of PU Club scored the second goal for her team. At 3-2 the match entered into an exciting stage as both teams fought hard to take control of the ball.
Hina and Sehrish maintained their speed and stamina while their colleagues were slow to move with their pace which deprived PU Club to level the score in the 56th minute.
WAPDA was leading the match 3-2 when referee blew the final and the team celebrated their title triumph.