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Teams continued their good show at the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) ‘’A’’ division today

–          Hockey Haryana trounced Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu by 7-0

–          Steel Plant Sports Board beats Uttar Pradesh Hockey 2-0 

Mysore (Karnataka), 18 April 2015: The 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) ‘’A’’ division today witnessed two matches as Hockey Haryana trounced Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu by 7-0 and in the second match Steel Plant Sports Board took a convincing win over Uttar Pradesh Hockey of 2-0.

Hockey Haryana playing against Hockey Unit if Tamil Nadu made their intentions clear from the word go. They scored as early as the 4th minute as Sahil Dabas in a field effort edged the ball past the goalkeeper and giving his team the lead in the game 1-0. Hockey Haryana continued its dominance as in the 18th minute the score was doubled in their favour as Somjeet added another to the tally. While Hockey Unit if Tamil Nadu tried to keep the opponents at bay Hockey Haryana added two more goals before the end of first half and was leading the game 4-0. The second half yielded the same story as Hockey Haryana scored their fifth goal in the 40th minute Sanjay converted through the penalty corner opportunity. Already on a high with their 5 goal lead, Hockey Haryana scored two more goals in the 48th and 68th minute as they went on to win the match 7-0.

The second match between Steel Plant Sports Board and Uttar Pradesh Hockey was a one sided affair as Steel Plant Sports Board maintained their attack on the opponents to score two goals and win the match. The match was an intense clash as both teams put pressure on each other but it was Steel Plant Sports Board who scored the first goal in the very 6th minute as Santosh Baxla slammed the ball into the nets and ensuring that the penalty corner did not go a waste. Post the initial goal both teams failed to add any more goal to the scoreboard and leaving the first half scores at 1-0. Second half again was the same story as both teams looked to cash in on the opportunities. Again it was Steel Plant Sports Board who scored and doubled the lead as Santosh Baxla again scored on the penalty corner. This proved to be the winning goal for the team as they beat Uttar Pradesh Hockey 2-0.

Results of the day-

Pool C Hockey Haryana 7 Sahil Dabas (4 min-FG, 29min-FG), Dharmender (18 min-FG), Sanjay (27 min-PC, 40 min-PC), Rajant (48 min-FG), Ravi Chaudhary (68 min-FG) vs Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 0

Pool C Steel Plant Sports Board 2  Santosh Baxla (6min- PC, 37 min-PC) vs Uttar Pradesh Hockey 0

TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE (Saturday, 19 April 2015) 

10.30 am Pool D Sports Authority of India V/S CHHATTISGARH HOCKEY
12.30pm Pool D Hockey Himachal V/S HOCKEY JHARKHAND


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