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KOC Green remain unbeaten

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The KOC Ahmadi Park Hockey Grounds hosted another day of exciting finishes and a demonstration of skilled Field Hockey. One error by Kuwait Independence Hockey (KIH), leaving Dominic Savio striker Sherwin D’souza all by himself, let him score the only goal of the game; a zero angle Tomahawk goal in the 4th quarter of the game giving Dominic Savio a 3-point lead over KIH. Sunil Almeida, President of the Kuwait Expatriate Hockey Association (KEHA), and skipper of KIH commented, “It was a beautifully balanced game, both teams played very well. KIH played more of defense”.

Team Dominic Savio, the only team at present under KEHA to have women on their starting line-up, made consistent attacks right from the start. Leo, Mahmoud, Karl and Anna Tucker penetrated their defense, but couldn’t find the nets in the first 3 quarters; this, combined with 2 good attempts on goal by KIH were saved by the experienced Jayan leaving KIH goalless.

A week into the International Red Hockey Championship (IHRC 2018) and KOC Greens have proved their dominion winning 3-1 over their opponents, thus remaining unbeaten with 2 straight wins. For the Kuwait Hockey Kings (KHK), Hassan scored in the 4th minute, in what was a pleasant summer’s evening. Zahid replied with an equalizer within two minutes, giving him a lead with 4 goals within this championship. The other two goals came off Auranzeb and Mushtaque in the last quarter of this fast-paced Field Hockey match.

Fixtures for Friday Sept 21, 2018 are KOC Blues v/s KIH at 6:00 pm & Domnic Savio v/s International Red (the host team) at 7:00 pm.

The pleasant weather attracted a lot of spectators and some new players to the KOC Hockey Grounds. Further, should anyone be interested in playing or officiating Field Hockey matches, please feel free to contact Lawrence Alphonso on 66749174.

By Gaspar Baptista

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