Tamil Nadu beat Mumbai 4-3 in IHF Federation Cup

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu edged past Mumbai 4-3 while Punjab and Uttar Pradesh played out a three-all draw on the opening day of the IHF Federation Cup hockey, here today.
In the first match of the day, Mumbai got off to a good start as they took a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes but were unable to sustain the momentum as Tamil Nadu made a strong comeback.

The two teams were tied at 2-2 at half time but the Tamil Nadu side displayed greater discipline and prevailed over their opponents at the Shivaji Stadium here.
For Mumbai Sandeep Singh, Rajat Sharma and K Jayanta score a goal a piece, while Stalin David, Adam Sinclair, Sathya and Vinod Rayer scored a goal each for Tamil Nadu.

In the other game, Punjab came from two goals behind to manage a 3-3 tie against Uttar Pradesh.

Till 45 minutes into the match, UP were leading 3-1.

The equaliser from Punjab came at the very last minute of the game through a penalty corner.
For Punjab Varun Kumar, Parvinder Singh and Ajit Pandit scored a goal each while Diwakar Ram scored a couple and Sunny Sonkar netted one for UP.


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