Peshawar Deers Edge Past Quetta Panthers 3-2 in a Thriller
The fortunes swung either way throughout.
It remained goal less till four minutes before the end of the first half.
Peshawar’s skipper Zakia Nawaz broke the deadlock in the 26th minute convertinga penalty corner.
Six minute into the second half, Quetta’s Iqra Hanif equalised thorugh a field goal.
However, very next minute, Peshawar restored the lead when celebrated international Maira Sabir scored via a penalty corner.
Quetta, last year’s runners up , again restored the parity as their captain Kulsoom Shahzadi made it 2-2 also through a PC.
In the 47th minute, Peshawar went ahead the third time when Faiqa Riaz found the target in open play.
And the Deers managed to hold on to their lead this time when 60 minutes ended.
Peshawar: Zakia Nawaz, Maira Sabir & Faiqa Riaz
Quetta: Iqra Hanif & Kalsoom Shahzadi
Karachi Dolphins Brush Aside Islamabad Shaheen 4-0
In contrast, the other match of the day turned out to be one sided.
Karachi Dolphins with a goal in each quarter, had an easy victory over Islamabad Shaheen.
Esha Akbar, Sadaf Rafi, Tehmina & Zarqa Bashir
Matches for Saturday:
Lahore Lions vs Quetta Panthers
Karachi Dolphins vs Peshawar Deers