Pakistan handed 4-1 drubbing by Great Britain

GB took the lead right at the beginning by scoring a goal on 3 minutes.

Web Desk August 03, 2012
Pakistan handed 4-1 drubbing by Great Britain

LONDON: Missing out on a number of  chances to score, Pakistan lost against Great Britain (GB) in the men’s hockey tournament on Friday.

Playing at the Riverbank Arena in London, GB took the lead right at the beginning by scoring a goal on 3 minutes. By half time, the hosts were leading by two goals.

Pakistan played comparatively better in the second half, trying to force the issue, but wastefulness in front of goal cost them dear as well as leave gaping holes at the back. No surprise then that Pakistan, who looked in danger of ending the match having failed to score, pulled one back through penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas in a trademark strike.

Pakistan had earlier drawn its inaugural match against Spain 1-1 and won the second match against Argentina 2-0.

Team Green will play South Africa on August 5 and Australia on August 7 in what could shape whether they remain in the competition or bow out without a medal.


the Skunk | 11 years ago | Reply

The English team played a better professional game of technique and coordination. No single player kept the ball very long and passed it effortlessly to his teammate. There were also no protests or fouls ups from them. On the other hand, our team looked subdued from the beginning when England scored a field goal in three minutes. In spite of getting penalty corners our expert did not score and the English team effortlessly scored another goal by a display of coordinated passes thus leading the Pakistanis by two goals. After that, the result was obvious to the onlookers. Best of luck and Salams

Ibrahim | 11 years ago | Reply

Must be a western conspiracy

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