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Oman crushes Singapore 5-1 to take 7th place

Hyderabad, Jul 17 (UNI) Oman staged a strong comeback to defeat Singapore 5-1 (2-1) and secure the seventh spot in the 6th Asian Junior Hockey Championships here today.

Oman, who were leading 2-1 at the break, stepped up their attacks in the second half to slam in three more goals.

Singapore had snatched an early lead when Yuhari converted a penalty corner in the 10th minute.

Yasir Jan Al Balushi of Oman levelled the score in the 15th minute when he capitalised on a good pass from Basim Rajab.

Oman grabbed the lead in the 33rd minute through Salah Al Saadi's deflection off a Basim Rajab pass from the left.

In the second half, Oman completely outplayed Singapore.

They increased the margin in the 61st minute through a field goal by Basim Rajab off a pass from Al Balushi.

Al Balushi was again in the thick of things a couple of minutes later when he slammed in a field goal (4-1).

In the 66th minute, Basim Rajab scored from a penalty corner to complete the tally.

Malaysia will take on Bangladesh for 5th and 6th place match later in the evening.


Story first published: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 20:35 [IST]
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