KOC Green emerge victorious
KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Kuwait Independents Hockey kicked off the 2019 tournament on March 1, 2019 at the KOC Ahmadi sports complex.
The tournament consists of seven teams, namely: Kuwait Independents Hockey (KIH), Don Bosco Oratory (DBO), KOC Green, KOC Blue, International Red, Kuwait Hockey Kings (KHK) and Mumbaikars, will be played on a league-cum-knock out basis with the top four teams contesting the semifinals.
Three matches were played on the opening day.
1st match was played between KOC Green & International Red.
The game was well balanced and both teams missed a couple of chances. KOC Green were awarded a penalty which was converted by Aurangzed. KOC Green emerged victorious by a solitary goal.
Debutants Mumbaikars played Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) in the 2nd match of the day.
The game was played at a fast pace. Mumbaikars tried hard to score but the DBO defense stood firm.
A brace by Philip, who scored a goal each in the first two quarters, gave DBO a well-deserved lead.
Mumbaikars rallied and went all out but their luck deserted them. Eventually, Ronny scored in the 4th quarter to reduce the margin.
DBO put the result beyond doubt with an opportunist goal by Brandon. DBO won 3-1.
KOC Blue & Kuwait Hockey Kings (KHK) contested the final match of the day.
KOC Blue were too strong for the depleted KHK. KOC Blue went on a rampage and scored at will.
KOC Blue won by 7 goals to nil. The scorers were Mohammed Husni (3), Mahmood (3) and Yousuf Waseem (1).
Matches scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2019:
Kuwait Independents vs KOC Green
International Red vs Don Bosco
KOC Blue vs Mumbaikars