Navy, BAF in last eight
Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force emerged champions with their third straight wins in their respective groups to move into the quarterfinals of the ATN Bangla National Hockey Championship at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday.
Fresh from their 31-0 and 43-0 wins over Gazipur and Narail respectively, the national players-studded Bangladesh Navy posted another big 27-0 win over Meherpur to raise their total goal tally to 101 in three matches. Farhad Ahmed Situl (five goals), Deen Islam (five goals) and Roman Sarker (four goals) slotted hattricks while Fazle Rabbi scored four and Mamunur Rahman Chayan and Rimon Kumar struck three goals each. Imran Hasan Pintu, Kamruzzaman Rana and Krishna Kumar also put their names on the scoresheet scoring one goal each.
Bangladesh Air Force maintained their hundred percent winning run by beating Patuakhali 11-0 while Rajshahi mauled Khulna 12-0 and Gazipur thrashed Narail 8-0.