Three matches were played on Friday at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore.
Punjab Colours routed Baluchistan 5-0 – The winners scored at regular intervals. Nida Asghar had a brace while Humera Rafi, Tabarqa Tariq & Sadaf Rafi found the target once each.
Islamabad and Sindh – the second tie between turned out to be the proverbial Game of Two Halves. Sindh went ahead early; in the fifth minute through Sidra. An interesting battle ensued but it stayed 1-0 when the half time hooter sounded. The second half was all Islamabad. They equalised in the 33rd minute and the floodgates opened. It was 5-1 for Islamabad at the end of 60 minutes. Ayesha Rafiq 2, Mahjabeen Arshad 2 and Sahil Malik shared the scoring honours.
United Women Hockey Academy trounced KPK – in the last match of the evening, the star studded 11-0.
No less than eight players had their names on the scoring sheet: Kalsoom Shahzadi 2, Aqeela Naseem 2, Kalsoom Naseer 2, Maira Sabir, Ayesha Bashir, Afsheen Noreen, Sidra Hakeem, Aqsa Ijaz