Chandigarh win Hockey India sub-junior men national C`ship

New Delhi: Chandigarh defeated Punjab 2-1 to lift the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Championship (North Zone) title at Sonepat.

Punjab took lead in the 20th minute through a field goal by Kawaljit Singh. But just three minutes later Manjinder Singh scored the equaliser for Chandigarh.

In the second half, Chandigarh controlled and dictated the pace. And finally a field goal by Harmeet Singh in the 64th minute helped his team emerge victorious.

Meanwhile, Haryana won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship (North Zone) after getting the better of Chandigarh, 3-1 in the final.

Two goals by Udita at 14th and 24th minutes saw Haryana leading 2-0 at half time.

Chandigarh though reduced the margin through Anjali in the 50th minute; Haryana`s Navpreet Kaur scored a field goal in the 61st minute to take the match out of Chandigarh`s reach.

Navneet Kaur of Haryana has scored maximum number of goals (9) in the championship.