League match of women`s hockey tournament ends in draw

Bhopal: The league match of All-India
Women`s Hockey Tournament played between Madhya Pradesh Hockey
Academy and Shahabad Academy ended in a 1-1 draw at the
Aishbagh Statium here.

In another fixture, Orissa XI trounced Uttar Pradesh
XI by 7-4.

In the first match, Ramneek Kaur of Shahabad Academy
scored a brilliant field goal in the 15th minute for her

Shahabad Academy led 1-0 at the breather.

But in the second-half, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy
played an attacking game and converted a penalty corner to
level the score 1-1 through Jamila Bano in the 52nd minute.

In the second match, Poonam Barla of Orissa XI scored
two goals in the 15th and 24th minutes in the first-half. The
first was a brilliant field goal while the second was scored
off a penalty corner.

Rashmi Singh of Uttar Pradesh XI scored the first goal
for her team in the 32nd minute and reduced the margin to 2-1.

At the breather, Orissa XI led 2-1.

In the second-half, Poonam scored her third goal in
the 51st minute while Anupa Barla hit two goals in the 38th
and 54th minutes for Orissa.

Later, Binita Kindo, captain of Orissa XI scored two
goals in the 57th and 69th minutes.

Prakash Choudhary of Uttar Pradesh got the first
hat-trick of the tournament by scoring three consecutive goals
in the 59th, 61st and 68th minutes for her team but despite
this Uttar Pradesh lost the match by a margin of 4-7.