Abahani, MSC Share Premier Hockey Title
Sunday, 25 July 2010

Abahani Ltd and Mohammedan Sporting Club became joint champions of the Green Delta Premier Hockey League. Abahani defeated Mohammedan 5-2 in the last league match at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

The result meant both teams finished on 36 points from 13 matches.

According to the by laws, the championship would have to be decided by a play-off match. But the league committee opted instead to announce them as joint champions after a meeting with both club officials.

In the day's match, Pakistani penalty-corner specialist Sohel Abbas and Puskar Kisha scored two goals each while Modasser Ali Khan netted the other goal for the winners.

Musa Mia and Mohammad Sabbir scored one goal each for the losers, both in the first half which ended 2-2.

Abbas opened the account for Abahani early in the seventh minute from a penalty corner, as he sent the ball home after taking it from Biplob.

Musa restored the parity for Mohammedan in the 23rd minute with a powerful hit off a Sabbir pass.

Abahani again went ahead in the 31st minute with Puskar scoring with a powerful hit off a close pass from Biplob.

Sabbir levelled again for Mohammedan in the 34th minute with a direct powerful hit taking advantage of a misunderstanding in the Abahani defence.

After the break, Abbas scored his second goal, the third for Abahani, in the 43rd minute again converting a penalty corner. He took the ball from Biplob and made no mistake to send the ball home.

Puskar further widened Abahani margin scoring his second goal, the fourth for his team, in the 57th minute with a powerful hit.

Modasser completed the winners' tally scoring the fifth goal for Abahani with a direct hit giving no chance to Mohammedan custodian Zahid Hossain.

Source: bdnews24.com

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