Monday, May 21, 2012

BIS #2934 INDEPENDENT HOCKEY CLUB WIN DON BOSCO ORATORY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - 2012

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BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2934


INDEPENDENT HOCKEY CLUB WIN DON BOSCO ORATORY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT – 2012

Francisco Pereira sdb

 

AHMADHI, MAY 21, 2012: After electrifying victories over K.O.C Green in the semi finals the Kuwait Independent Hockey (KIH) Gold was all set to be taken on K.O.C Blue in the fourth Don Bosco Oratory Open Hockey Tournament Finals for men. The tournament was played at K.O.C Hockey ground at Ahmadhi.


KOC Blue were completely overshadowed by KIH Gold who took control of the game in the mid field for the entire first half.  And in the eleventh minute managed to find the net through Bobby Rodrigues from a lovely cross by KIH star centre half Mustan.

 

KIH Gold had been in a splendid form from the start of the tournament with a lot of changes to the side, with some new faces being added to the team. This has been the best KIH Hockey side fielded since the last four years. Where as KOC Blue missing their veteran Pakistan National centre half Mr. Shoukat central defence Abdulghafar and right wing Tanveer all back home in Pakistan on their vacation showed clear sign of the vacuum that could not be filled. Yet, they (KOC) had a lot to prove and had to adapt strategies to thwart differing the challenges.


KIH Gold's aggressive forwards topper, Bobby, Flo and Shervin were kept at bay by then strong and well organized defence supported by Mr. Wassim (KOC Blue). The second halves have seen much more aggression from KOC Blue team. Similar to what KIH Gold did in the first half.  With KOC blue further tighten their defence strategy to take down KIH, who were looking at winning their first tournament this season. A Big blow hit KIH Gold into the fourteen minutes in the second half, when Flo was show the red card for misconduct on a KOC defender; this added the pressure on KIH defence. It was only because of some great defending by Eddie, Reggie and some brilliant goalkeeping managed to keep the score 1/0 until the final hooter.


The Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Blany Pinto sdb, and the Guest of Honour Rev. Fr. Francisco Pereira sdb had witness a good game of hockey. Players on the field had mufti-nationals participating and playing in the true spirit of the game. The tournament results were all the "K's"

KIH - Gold            Winners
KOC Blue             Runners up
KOC Green          Third Place
KOC White           Fourth Place

 

Other participating teams were, International Red, KIH - Black and Don Bosco Oratory.

The organizers thanked the Kuwait Oil Company for the use of the ground facilities, the match officials led by Mr. Shafique and the Kuwait Hockey Sub Committee for the support and organizing the tournament. And thanking all the club managers for the encouragement who kept check throughout the tournament. And look forward to organize an inter-school event here in Kuwait, this sport of Hoceky will be kept alive and promoted by DBO.

 

The next tournament will be conducted by KOC - Blue, which commence on May 18, 2012.


BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email: bis@donboscomumbai.org
 

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