Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup Hockey: IOC, BPCL enter semis

Bhopal: IOC and BPCL entered the semi-finals of the 65th All-India Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup Hockey tournament with lopsided wins over their opponents.

While IOC defeated Railways 4-1, BPCL overcame Namdhari XI 3-1 in the quarter-final matches played at the Aish Bagh stadium here last evening.

In a one-sided match, IOC was helped to a great extent by its captain Deepak Thakur, who scored goals in the 17th and 56th minutes.

Seven minutes after Thakur`s first goal, B R Ravinath chipped in with one of his own to make it 2-0 for IOC at the breather.

After Thakur made it 3-0, IOC loosened its grip on the match allowing Mohd. Aleem to score a goal for the Railways in the 59th minute.

But IOC`s Roshan Singh netted a goal in the 62nd to take the match beyond Railways.

In the second quarter-final match of the day, BPCL opened its account in the 13th minute when Gurpreet Singh converted a penalty corner.

In the 33rd minute, Amar Ayyamma scored a filed goal for BPCL making it 2-0 for his side at half-time.

In the 44th minute, Sher Singh scored a field goal for BPCL to make the score 3-0 in his team`s favour.

In the 47th minute, Hapreet scored a goal for Namdhari XI but that was not enough for his side to save the match.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close