Pakistan colts held by Egypt

Junior hockey team draw 2-2 in second match of series.

Express August 08, 2011


Pakistan junior hockey team’s winning run lasted just one match after Egypt held them to a 2-2 draw in the second match of the series in Cairo.

Pakistan, who won the opening game 2-1, were made to fight hard for the points in the second. All four goals were scored in the first-half with Waseem Abbas and Mohammad Dilbar contributing for Pakistan.

The second half was a dull affair with the hosts adopting a defensive approach in a bid to avoid conceding. Pakistan made several attempts on goal but to no avail as the score remained locked at 2-2 at the final whistle.

The tourists lead the five-match series 1-0 with the third game to be played today at the same venue.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2011.