Peshawar, Karachi victorious in women super hockey league

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LAHORE, Feb 09 (APP):Peshawar Deers carved out a narrow
3-2 win over Quetta Panthers and Karachi Dolphins outshone
Islamabad Shaheen 4-0 and all sailed ahead in the 2nd Women
super league here on Friday at the national hockey stadium.
In the match between Peshawar and Quetta the fortunes
swung either way throughout the tie. It remained goal less
till four minutes before the end of the first half.
Peshawar’s skipper Zakia Nawaz broke the deadlock in the
26th minute converting a penalty corner. Six minute into the
second half, Quetta’s Iqra Hanif equalised thorugh a field
goal.
However, very next minute, Peshawar restored the lead
when celebrated international Maira Sabir scored via a penalty
corner.
Quetta, last year’s runners up, again restored the parity
as their captain Kulsoom Shahzadi made it 2-2 also through a PC.
In the 47th minute, Peshawar went ahead the third time when
Faiqa Riaz found the target in open play. And the Deers managed
to hold on to their lead this time when 60 minutes ended.
Scorers, Peshawar: Zakia Nawaz, Maira Sabir & Faiqa Riaz
Quetta: Iqra Hanif & Kalsoom Shahzadi.
Karachi and Islamabad contrast turned out to be one sided.
Karachi Dolphins with a goal in each quarter, had an easy
victory over Islamabad Shaheen.
Scores, Esha Akbar, Sadaf Rafi, Tehmina & Zarqa Bashir
Matches for tomorrow, Saturday:
Lahore Lions vs Quetta Panthers
Karachi Dolphins vs Peshawar Deers