Bhopal out of National Men`s Hockey Championship
Bhopal: Bhopal crashed out of 63rd
Rangaswami Cup Senior National Men`s Hockey Championship after
losing 2-3 to Mumbai in a match played at the Aishbagh Stadium
With this, three of the four teams from Madhya
Pradesh have been stamped out from the tournament and now
Madhya Pradesh State Hockey Academy (MPSHA) is the lone
qualifier for the quarter-finals from the State.
Earlier, Madhya Bharat and Madhya Pradesh from the
State were also eliminated from the championship.
Gyanendra Pandey scored two goals in the 27th and 41st
minutes while Jaish Yadav hit a brilliant field goal in the
25th minute for Mumbai and took a 3-0 lead yesterday.
For Bhopal, Abbassi converted two penalty corners in a
span of four minutes in the 42nd and 46th minutes and reduced
the margin to 3-2.
At breather, Mumbai led 2-0.
In another fixture, Chandigarh crushed Uttar Pradesh
5-1 and made its chances bright to reach the second round.
Gagandeep scored three goals in the 6th, 15th and 44th
minutes while Harmanpreet Singh (53rd minute) and Ramandeep
Singh (58th minute) hit one goal each for Chandigarh.
The lone goal for Uttar Pradesh was struck by
Suryanath Sharma in the 32nd minute.
At the end of first half, Chandigarh led 2-1.
In other matches, Karnataka humiliated Andhra Pradesh
17-0, Kerala defeated Vidharbha 4-2, Haryana beat Madhya
Bharat 4-1 and Manipur trounced Chhattisgarh 10-2.