KARACHI: Pakistan registered their second win of the Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2023 as Abdul Rehman’s 5 targets helped Inexperienced Shirts outclass Thailand by 9-0 in a one-sided Pool A encounter in Salalah, Oman, on Wednesday.
Abdul Rehman was adjudged the most effective participant for his good efficiency in the course of the match.
Within the first quarter, Thailand’s line of defense did effectively to maintain issues tight earlier than Abdul Shahid broke the impasse by netting a well-crafted area aim simply earlier than the hooter.
Within the second quarter, Thailand’s defenders nonetheless confirmed sufficient power as Pakistan managed to attain two targets. Abdul Rehman scored a area aim within the nineteenth minute, whereas simply forward of the half-time whistle Abdul Wahab’s area aim made it 3-0.
Within the third quarter, just one aim was scored as Abdul Rehman scored his second aim within the forty first minute to place Pakistan 4-0 forward.
Nonetheless, Thailand’s defence line choked huge time within the fourth quarter, conceding 5 targets. Within the forty sixth minute, Abdul Rehman accomplished his hat-trick and scored two successive targets within the forty eighth minute.
The groups have been divided into two swimming pools. Pool A includes Pakistan, India, Japan, Thailand, and Chinese language Taipei, whereas Pool B consists of Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.
Pakistan had gained their first match in opposition to Chinese language Taipei 15-1 on Tuesday.
Pakistan’s remaining matches are in opposition to India on Could 27 and Japan on Could 29.
The occasion will conclude with the ultimate on June 1.
Earlier, crew’s advisor Roelant Oltmans mentioned that every one he needed was to see Pakistan making it to the semi-finals.
“I’m right here because the junior crew advisor and my first problem is to see Pakistan qualifying for the World Cup to be held later this 12 months in India. If we achieve making it to the semi-finals from Group A, we’d be ready to qualify for the World Cup,” he mentioned.
“It’s a powerful process as there are some robust groups in Group A. I’ve very restricted time at my disposal — nearly 16 days right here and some days after reaching Oman. We need to make the most effective use of accessible time in an effort to get the beneficial outcomes. My efforts are to assist the crew make most use of their skills. For that efforts can be made on focused coaching. I’ll be sure to enhance that aspect of the gamers’ high quality which might assist them get higher leads to the Asia Cup,” he added.