Bangladesh Air Force Hockey Team reached the final of the Walton Victory Day Hockey Tournament playing a 2-2 goal draw with Army in the last league match at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. Debashish Roy and Sohanur Rahman Sabuj scored one goal each for Air Force while Manoj Babu netted a brace for Army.
In the day’s other match, Navy beat Sonali Bank by 4-2 goals at the same venue. Ashraful Islam scored twice, Mainul Islam Koushik and Din Islam Emon netted one goal each for Navy while Rajib Das and Rocky scored one each for Sonali Bank.With the day’s feat, Air Force secured the second highest 7 points trailing Navy who secured 12 points. They will lock horns in the final at the same venue on December 27 at 4:00pm. Among others, Army earned 5 points, Sonali Bank 4 while Police failed to bag any.
Meanwhile, defending champions Navy reached the final with one match to spare as they beat Army by 5-3 goals in a league match last Wednesday.
Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) organised the meet named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Mujib Barsho. This year, five teams are taking part in the league basis meet. Top two teams will play the final at the same venue on Dec 26.