Army, Navy reach final in Nat’l Hockey

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 17 May 2017, 22:07:34

Army, Navy reach final in Nat’l Hockey

Two services teams -- Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy -- reached the final of the 31st ATN Bangla National Hockey Gold Cup Tournament' 2017 eliminating their rivals in the semifinals at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Wednesday, reports UNB.

The two teams will play the final on Thursday at 3:15 pm while two losing semifinalists will meet each other in the 3rd place-deciding match on the same day at 11 am.

In the day's first semifinal, Bangladesh Army outplayed Dhaka District by 4-0 goals after dominating the first half by 2-0 goals.

National colour player Pishkar Khisa Mimo put the Army men ahead in the 13th minute while Shafiqul Islam scored the 2nd goal in the 23rd minute (3-0).

Manoj Babu scored the 3rd goal in the 45th minute while Shafiqul Islam sealed the fate of the match scoring his 2nd and the 4th goal for Army in the 64th minute (4-0).

In the other semifinal, coming from behind, national star-studded Bangladesh Navy managed a hard-fought 4-3 goals victory over Dhaka Education Board at the same venue. Promod Dewan scored first for Dhaka Board in the 8th minute from a penalty corner while Shawon Sheikh doubled the margin in the 22nd minute (2-0).
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