PREMIER HOCKEY

MSC a point away from title

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jun 07,2018 | Updated: 23:16, Jun 06,2018

 
 

Mohammedan Sporting Club will take on defending champions Mariner Young’s Club in the final Super Five match of the Premier Division Hockey League today with a hope of winning the title after a gap of six years.
The crucial match will kick-off at 3:30pm at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium.
The traditional Black and White outfit needs only one point to regain the title that they last won in 2012.
On the other hand, Mariner must win the tie to keep their back-to-back title hopes alive.
Currently Mohammedan shared the top position of the points table along with Abahani Limited with 39 points, three points clear of Mariner.
If Mariner win today’s match, then the title will be decided following play-offs.
Mariner interim coach Ashikuzzaman said they would give their best to win the match.
‘We missed a great chance to beat Abahani in our previous match, but this time we would give our best to keep our title hopes alive,’ Ashik said.
‘In the last match we spoiled a lot of scoring chances from penalty corners. When you make such mistakes against strong opponents, then you have to pay for that.’
Mohammedan, who finished the first round as the only unbeaten side, made the things complicated after suffering a 1-2 defeat against arch-rivals Abahani in the Super Five round.
However, Mohammedan coach Moududur Rahman Shuvo claimed that his charges were confident to celebrate the title with an outright win today.
‘I think we will go into the match as favourites since we need only a draw,’ said Shuvo.
‘But we are only looking for a win and celebrate the title.’ 

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