Pakistan beat Scotland to keep alive in CWG hockey

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BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan hockey team on Wednesday defeated Scotland 3-2 to keep alive in the Commonwealth Games men’s hockey competition here at the University of Birmingham hockey centre.
Pakistan now stretched their points to four and will face Australia in their fourth and final group game on Thursday (today0.
Pakistan started in aggressive fashion and could have scored in the first few minutes but the frontline failed to capitalize on the opportunities. Scotland got onto the scoresheet in the ninth minute when Golden Cammy converted a penalty corner. And at the end of the first quarter Scotland were leading 1-0.
Pakistan levelled the score through Afraz’s field goal in the 22nd minute. In the 23rd minute Abdul Shahid found the net to enable Pakistan take a 2-1 lead.
In the third quarter Scotland struck a field goal through a fine effort from Walker Struan to level the score 2-2.
Rooman, however, hit the decisive goal for Pakistan in the 55th minute to earn crucial four points for the Green-shirts.

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