Holders Lahore Lions will face Peshawar Deers in the final of theĀ 2nd Women Hockey Super League after the conclusion of the league matchesĀ at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore.
Interestingly three teams, Lahore Lions, Peshawar Deers, and Karachi Dolphins, were allĀ in contention for the final before the last day of the league phase with none of them assured of the spot.
Post todays matches, the team wise position is as follows:
Lahore Lions: 10
Peshawar Deers: 7
Karachi Dolphins: 6
Quetta Panthers: 2
Islamabad Shaheen: 1
Lahore Lions defeated Quetta Panthers 1-0
First match was between the reigning champions Lahore and last year’s runners up Quetta Panthers.Ā In a hard fought game, Lahore’s Sidra Parvaiz scored in the 18th minute which remained the only goalĀ of the match. Thus, Lahore topped the table with 10 points
Sidra Parvaiz
Peshawar Deers drew Karachi Dolphins 1-1
The last match of the league stage was between Peshawar Deers and Karachi Dolphins sitting onĀ six and five points respectively.Ā To get into the final, Karachi required a win; for Peshawar a draw would have sufficed.Ā As expected an intense encounter was witnessed.Ā In the 26th minute, Peshawar’s star forward Maira SabirĀ  put her side ahead. Their lead remained intact when the third quarter ended.Ā Karachi’s captain Afshan Naureen brought hope for her team when she equalised in the 48th minute.
Last 12 minutes saw Karachi desperately looking for the winner while Peshawar defended their castle.Ā It was 1-1 when clock ran out.
Peshawar: Maira Sabir
Karachi: Afshan Naureen
SundayĀ Schedule:Ā 
Final:Ā Lahore Lions vs Peshawar Deers atĀ 11:30 AM

3rd Position play off: Karachi Dolphins vs Quetta Panthers atĀ 8:00 AM


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