Wapda, Navy, POF, Army vic­to­ri­ous

ABL Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

ISLAMABAD—LAHORE, May 12 (APP): Pak­istan WAPDA, Navy, Pak­istan Ord­nance Fac­tory and Pak­istan Army marched ahead af­ter win­ning their re­spec­tive open­ing matches of the 49th Al­lied Bank Na­tional Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship that com­menced at the Li­aqat Gym­na­sium here on Thurs­day.

De­fend­ing Cham­pion WADPA started its cam­paign on a suc­cess­ful note beat­ing FATA in a straight game in the 25-14, 25-15 and 2515, said the in­for­ma­tion made avail­able here.

In the sec­ond match NAVY out­classed Sindh in an­other straight game 25-5, 25-10, 25-7. Sindh of­fered lit­tle re­sis­tance through­out the match.

In the third match POF faced tough rop­po­si­tion from Balochis­tan, par­tic­u­larly they were al­most los­ing the sec­ond set but wrong serves of their op­po­nents in the cru- cial mo­ments gave them a straight win 25-11, 27-25, 25-20.

In the fourth match, Army also strug­gled to beat Rail­ways in the first set 25-22. But in the next two sets the Rail­ways of­fered some re­sis­tance as Army men won the match 2522, 25-16, 25-13.

Be­fore the fourth match both team were in­tro­duced to the Chief Guest Capt (retd) Muham­mad Ali Gardezi, Sec­re­tary In­ter Pro­vin­cial Co­or­di­na­tion Min­istry. Chair­man Pak­istan Vol­ley­ball Fed­er­a­tion Ch. Mo­ham­mad Yaqoob, Al­lied Bank’s Chief Com­mer­cial Bank­ing Tahir Yaqoob Bhatti were also present on the oc­ca­sion.

Matches for To­mor­row (Fri­day) Matches: Pun­jab vs FATA, KPK vs AJK, POA vs Sindh, NAVY vs Balochis­tan, ARMY vs Po­lice, HEC vs Rail­ways.—APP

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