LAHORE: Pakistan Army and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) fashioned out victories while Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) managed a draw against fancied WAPDA in the main round of national hockey championship here on Thursday at National hockey stadium.

In tray championship, KESC, Pakistan Air Force and Steel Mills marched ahead after winning their respective matches.

Soldiers were 1-0 at half time, finally claiming 3-1 win over Habib Bank Limited.

Army proved too good for bankers with greater anticipation and agility. Bankers were mainly focused on guarding their area and they rarely challenged their opponents by landing in their striking circles and most of such ill-planned sitters ended in frustration.

On the other hand, Army were at peak and they put in hard work to avail most of the scoring chances which come across their way.
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