Pakistan beats Canada 3-1 to finish 7th in Commonwealths hockey event


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan came from behind to defeat Canada 3-1in the 7th/8th position match at the hockey competition of XXI Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia on Friday.
Canada went ahead in the first quarter through James Kirkpatrick goal in open play, according to information received here.
The North Americans kept the lead intact till the end of the second quarter.
Pakistan were the far better side in the second half.
Arslan Qadir equalised before Mubashar Ali, who ended Pakistan’s top scorer in the competition with four goals, put his team ahead off a penalty corner.
In the last quarter, M. Irfan Junior completed the tally with his third goal of the event.
Pakistan: Arslan Qadir, M.Irfan Junior, Mubashar Ali (Penalty Corner)
Canada: James Kirkpatrick


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