Mariner Youngs Club began their Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League mission with a 4-0 win over Victoria Sporting Club at Maulana Bhasani National Stadium in Dhaka Saturday.
Mariner led the first half 3-0.
Hasin Arman gave Mariner the lead in just the third minute before Mamunur Rahman Chayan made it 2-0 from a penalty corner in the 20th minute.
Mariner’s third and fourth goals also came from penalty corners, courtesy fine strikes from Mainul Islam Kaushik and Hasan Jubair Niloy in the 30th and 68th minute respectively.
Usha Krira Chakra and Bangladesh Police Athletic Club were scheduled to face each other in the day’s second game at the same venue but none of the teams were present on the field before the kick off time.
It should be mentioned that a new fixture was drawn up Friday night after Usha failed to complete their registration formalities by the 8pm cut-off time.
As a result, Usha were ousted from the tournament, turning it into a 12-team competition.
Police were duly notified of the developments.
In Sunday's matches, Sonali Bank will take on Wari Club at 2:30pm, Bangladesh Sporting Club will face Sadharan Bima at 4pm and Abahani Limited will lock horn with Police at 7pm.
(Hasin 3, Chayan 20, Kaushik 30, Niloy 68) 0 Victoria
Sonali Bank v Wari, 2:30pm
Bangladesh SC v Sadharan Bima, 4pm
Abahani v Police, 7pm
All the games will be held at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka