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Mariner lift first ever hockey title

  • Published at 08:24 pm July 1st, 2016
  • Last updated at 05:48 pm October 5th, 2016
Mariner lift first ever hockey title

Mariner Young's Club came from behind to earn a historic 3-2 victory over Usha Krira Chakra in the final match of the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Friday.

In the process, Mariner wrapped up their first ever domestic top-flight title.

A draw would have been enough for Mariner to clinch the title while Usha needed three points to retain their crown.

And it was Usha who started strong, racing to a two-goal lead at the beginning of the game before Mariner staged a brilliant comeback to seal a famous victory.

Mariner finished at the summit with a five-point lead as they accumulated 43 points from 16 matches while holders Usha, who were at the top after the conclusion of the round robin league, ended as the runners-up with 38 points.

Abahani Limited finished third with 36 points while arch-rival Mohammedan Sporting Club concluded their campaign at fourth with a point less.

It was Usha who went ahead in the 13th minute when Hasan Jubair Niloy broke the deadlock with a powerful hit to beat Mariner goalkeeper Mehrab Hossain Kiron. They doubled the lead just two minutes later and this time, Pushkor Khisa Mimo collected Niloy's angular hit before sending it home with a reverse hit.

Following the second goal, the Mariner supporters showed their fury, breaking a number of chairs in the gallery.

However, Waqas Sharif gave the fans some relief in the 25th minute by pulling one back.

The game rolled forward with Mariner going all-out for the equaliser while Usha seemed disorganised. They earned two penalty corners in the 45th and 46th minutes but failed to convert any before Arshad Hossain levelled the margin four minutes later following a push by Ishtiaque Ahmed.

Just a minute before the end of stipulated time, Ishtiaque killed off any hopes that Usha were harbouring of retaining their title.

We are very happy. Locals, foreigners, everyone played as a unit and performed really well. We trained hard during Ramadan and some were even fasting during the practice sessions and the games. We got the result of our hard work,” said Mariner captain Mainul Islam Kaushik.

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