Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Mizoram outclass Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 2-1 in the 4th Hockey Sub- Junior Men National Championship (Division A)

  • Chandigarh Olympic Association goes down to Haryana 1-3 
  • Punjab registers win over Uttar Pradesh 5-0
  • Manipur beats Maharashtra 8-2
New Delhi, 20th May 2014: In the 4th Hockey Sub- Junior Men National Championship (Division A) held at Ranchi, Jharkhand,  while Mizoram registered a well- deserved win over Madhya Pradesh Hockey Association, HaryanaPunjab and Manipur continued its dominance by wining its match. 

In a Pool D match, Mizoram again showed an outward appearance and succeeded Madhya Pradesh Hockey Association with a score of 2-1 on board after playing a draw in its first match. In the first half of the game, with a span of just 14 minutes, when Mizoram failed to block the penalty strike, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Association utilised this scoring opportunity and stroked in a goal which came through Ravi Panche. Hereon, both the teams tried scoring but failed to leverage the opportunities that they got and leaving the scorecard at 1-0 at half time.
In the second half, Mizoram’s Lalchhantluanga hit a field goal in the 46th minute and levelled the scores by 1-1. Mizoram took another lead and which helped them with the win in the 60th minute.
In another Pool D match, Chandigarh Olympic Association goes down to Haryana with a score of 1-3 on the board.  The first half of the game went tough for both the teams until, in the 33rd minute, Haryana’s Amit pierced in a field goal not allowing the opponents to take over the game and taking the lead to 1-0.
Giving a fine start to the second half of the game, Haryana did not lose its calm and stroked in two goals within a span of 2 minutes which came through the stick of Abhishek in 38th minute and Deepak in 40th minute moving the scores to 3-0 on the board. The score line was indicative of Haryana’s win by now but Chandigarh Olympic Association did not allow the pressure to rule over them when Manjinder Singh stroked in its first field goal in 46th minute declaring a comfortable win for Haryana with a goal margin of 3-1.

In a Pool C match, Punjab beats Uttar Pradesh with an exciting goal margin of 5-0. The match started on a good note when in the first half, Punjab’s Shubhkarman Singh stroked in a goal in as early as the 9th minute of the game.

The entire second half of the game went in the favour of Punjab as Pargat Singh scored in a field goal in the 38th minute taking the lead to 2-0. The game went tighter for Uttar Pradesh, while, Mehkeet Singh, making full use of the penalty corner, pierced in a goal in 53rd minute.  Two more goals were followed by Dilpreet Singh and Pargat Singh in the 60th and 68th minute respectively, declaring a clear win for Punjab with a score of 5-0 on the board.

In another Pool C match, Manipur defeated Maharashtra by 8- 2 in an exciting clash between the two teams. The first half of the match witnessed the goal coming from Manipur’s Monish Singh in the 5th minute. Furthering adding to the goal score, Captain, Dhananjoy Singh and Monish Singh hit two goals in 11th and 19th minute respectively taking the lead to 3-0.

Continuing to its winning streak, Manipur scored three more goals coming from the stick of Ibung Singh, Stelin Singh and Dhananjoy Singh in 37th, 44th and 50th minute, respectively.  After struggling hard for a long time, it was Ajinkya Jhadav who opened the score card for Maharashtra in the 54th minute through a penalty corner. Back in its form, Thoungamba Meitei scored a goal for Manipur in the 55th minute taking the lead to 7-1. Rahul Shinde proved they are not less from the opponents and stroked in a goal in 63rd minute. But, it was Manipur who emerged as the winners of the game when Thoungamba Meitei pierced in the winning goal in 66th minute.

SCHEDULE FOR TOMMORROW

  • 0700 HRS POOL A HOCKEY ODISHA V/s HOCKEY UNIT OF TAMIL NADU
  • 0830 HRS POOL A CHHATTISGARH HOCKEY V/s HOCKEY KERALA
  • 1430 HRS POOL B HOCKEY BHOPAL V/s HOCKEY ANDHRA PRADESH
  • 1600 HRS POOL B HOCKEY JHARKHAND V/s HOCKEY KARNATAKA