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Hockey Mizoram and Hockey Patiala book themselves for the Final of the 5th Sub-Junior Hockey India National Championship 2015 (Women) Division B

 –          Hockey Mizoram defeats Chandigarh Olympic Association 3-2 to book a berth in the Final

–         Hockey Patiala attains a 3-0 triumph over Hockey Bhopal and marches to the Final  

Ranchi, 25 May 2015The 5th Sub-Junior Hockey India National Championship 2015 (Women) Div B saw two exciting semi final clashes where the four teams played their best with an aim to reach the B-Division finals.

Hockey Mizoram will face Hockey Patiala in the finals tomorrow, whereas, Chandigarh Olympic Association and Hockey Bhopal will fight for the 3rd /4thposition.

The first semi final clash between Hockey Mizoram and Chandigarh Olympic Association was a hard fought battle won by Hockey Mizoram who defeated the opponents by 3-2 confirming a berth for tomorrow’s Final match. Followed by this was the second semi final clash where Hockey Patiala attained victory of 3-0 against Hockey Bhopal shining out as the finalists.

The first crucial battle between Hockey Mizoram and Chandigarh Olympic Association was an interesting session where Hockey Mizoram pulled down Chandigarh Olympic Association by 3-2 and made their way to the Final. The proceedings for the day were started by Chandigarh Olympic Association when Shalu Mann through a field effort helped the team to open their account in the 7th minute of the game. The remaining first half witnessed continuous efforts from both the teams, where Hockey Mizoram was striving to open their account on the other hand Chandigarh Olympic Association worked towards adding another goal to the score card. The first half ended in favour of Chandigarh Olympic Association leading by 1-0. Hockey Mizoram made sure to mark a good beginning in the second half by scoring a field goal in the 38th minute coming from the stick of F Lalawmpwii which helped the team to open their score card and equalising the game 1-1. Very soon in the 49th minute Hockey Mizoram scored their second field goal which was beautifully smashed by Lalaremsiami taking the team towards a lead of 2-1. Chandigarh Olympic Association did not delay in answering this with a field goal and equalising the score in the 65th minute when Akshita Yadav from the team smartly entered the opponents’ defence. However in the very next minute Hockey Mizoram took the lead again with a field goal coming again from Lalremsiami and declared themselves as one of the finalists fortomorrow.

The second semi-final clash proved to a be one sided affair as Hockey Patiala scored a total of three goals and not allowing Hockey Bhopal to score any easy goal which helped them win the game by 3-0. While the first half seemed a tough battle as both teams kept a good attack on each other and even defending well in the process. When it seemed that the session will be a dry run , 33rd minute yielded the first goal of the match as Hockey Patiala’s Baljinder Kaur scored a brilliant field goal. With the lead in their kitty, Hockey Patiala increased the momentum of attack and 39th minute saw the team doubling the lead as Jasmine Kaur ensured that she capitalised on the penalty corner. just second left into the game Hockey Patiala slammed their third goal to take the win 3-0 ad advance to the Final match tomorrow.

Results of the Day

Semi Final 1 : Hockey Mizoram 3 F Lalawmpwii (38min-FG), Lalremsiami (49min-FG, 66min-FG) vs Chandigarh Olympic Association 2 Shalu Mann (7min-FG), Akshita Yadav (65min-FG)

Semi Final 2 : Hockey Patiala 3 Baljinder Kaur (33min-FG), Jasmine Kaur (39min-PC), Navjot Kaur (70 min-FG)  vs Hockey Bhopal 0

Schedule (26 May 2015)


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