Lahore: Punjab beat MPCL by 4-2 in Penalty Shootouts to lift the trophy of 5th National Tray Hockey Championship.
In an exciting final clash, Punjab and MPCL held half-time draw without a goal being scored. Punjab came up with two back-to-back goals in the 3rd quarter with Ahmer Ali opening the account in 36th minute. Arsalan scored in 43rd minute to take the lead 2-0 over MPCL.
In 4th quarter, Yaqoob scored two goals in quick successions to equalize the lead for MPCL. The match ended in a 2-2 draw and Punjab won the Penalty Shootouts.
On the other hand, PAF Beat HEC by 4-2 to win third position in the tournament.
It must be noted here that Punjab and MPCL had qualified for 66th National Senior Hockey Championship which will be played at Mari Petroleum Hockey Stadium, Ayub Park, Rawalpindi from November 5 to 20, 2020.