TN, UP, Namdhari XI & Railways score big wins
Pune: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy pulled off a dominating 5-1 win over Chhattisgarh in their Pool B league match of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship here on Wednesday.
This is second consecutive win for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy. Arman Quershi struck twice while Raju Singh (1), Sarfraj Khan (1) and Vikas Choudhary (1) scored a goal each. Prince Yadav (1) scored for Chhattisgarh at Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium, Prmpri in Pune.
In the other match of Pool B, Puducherry defeated Tripura 7-5. Puducherry for whom Tamilarasan A (3), Manthena Pradyumnavarma (2), Rajesh K (1) and Kamala Kanan N (1) scored, posted their first win while Tripura`s reply came from Rehan Khan (2), Khursheed Ahmad (2) and Zafar Iqbal (1).
In Pool F, Namdhari XI trounced Jammu & Kashmir 10-1 in their first league match played at Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex.
For Namdhari XI, Gurpreet Singh topped the scorers list with three goals, followed by Gurvinder Singh (2), Karamjit Singh (1), Harpreet Singh (1), Didar Singh (1), Gurpreet Singh (1) and Sher Singh (1) while Rajinder Singh scored the only goal for Jammu & Kashmir who lost their second match in a row.
In the other match of Pool B, Puducherry defeated Tripura 7-5. Puducherry for whom Tamilarasan A (3), Manthena Pradyumnavarma (2), Rajesh K (1) and Kamala Kanan N (1) scored, thus posted their first win in their Pool while Tripura?s reply came from Rehan Khan (2), Khursheed Ahmad (2) and Zafar Iqbal (1).
Railways brushed aside challenge of Sashastra Seema Bal 13-1 to register their second consecutive win in Pool F. Jasjeet Singh scored maximum number of 4 goals for Railways followed by Captain Sanjay Bir (3), Vinood Kumar Singh (2), Gagandeep Singh (2), Irshad Mirza (1) and Narad Bahadur (1) while Pankaj Nath Sharma scored the only goal for Sashastra Seema Bal who lost their second game in a row.
Last year’s semi-finalist Haryana beat Mumbai Hockey Association Limited 5-3 in their Pool D league match. Haryana scored through Bharat Chikkara (2), Ranjeet (1), Jitender Saroha (1) and Jagwant (1) while Faheem Khan (2) and Dhananjay Mahadik (1) were on target for Mumbai Hockey Association Limited.
In the other match of Pool D, Uttar Pradesh defeated the hosts The Hockey Maharashtra 3-0. For Uttar Pradesh, Chandan Singh scored (2) and Siddartha (1) goal.
Tamil Nadu hammered Assam 8-2 in their league match of Pool H.