The first match of the day between
Academy and Hockey Rajasthan concluded
in favour of
who beat Hockey Rajasthan with an interesting goal margin of
17-0. The very first minute of the match saw Madhya
score the first goal of the match coming from the stick of Upasana Singh.
Just four minutes after the first goal, Neeraj Rana notched a second field goal
in the fifth minute to increase the lead to 2-0. Madhya Pradesh
The ninth minute saw an effectively converted penalty stroke by Ishika Chaudhary which was followed by a chain of 5 excellent goals by Suman Devi Thoudam which took the lead to 9-0 in support
In the 35th minute
’s Sadhana Sengar
landed the ball into the nets and added the tenth goal for her team. By the end
of the first half, the scorecard read 10-0 in favour of Madhya
After the change of the ends, Madhya Pradesh
Hockey Academy kept on its
scoring spree and bagged 7 more goals to take the winning lead to 17-0. Madhya
Punjab in their
match against Hockey Maharashtra showcased a very confident game as they
successfully dominated and did not allow the opponents a single opportunity to
score. The intention of the team was made clear in the very 1st minute when
Amrinder Kaur found the nets through a field effort.
Amrinder Kaur, keeping the momentum of attack from her end was seen in action at the D and in the 12th minute she yet again successfully broke the defence shackles to score the second goal for her team. This helped her team to have a 2-0 lead on the game at the end of first half. Looking at strengthening their stand, Hockey Punjab added another goal to the tally in the 57th minute as a penalty corner was converted by Reet. The team scored two more goals in the 60th and 64th minute before registering the game in their favour by 5-0.
Hockey Jharkhand registered a thumping victory over Bengal Hockey Association today by 19-0. Sangita Kumari’s mammoth nine goals along with braces by Sushma Kumari, Albela Rani and Pinki Ekka helped in reaching this massive score line. Taking early lead over the opponents, Sangita Kumari’s field goals in the 1st and 11th min, for Hockey Jharkhand took the scorecard to 2-0.
Following their team mate, Alka Dungdung and Salima Tete scored in the 12th and 13th minute giving a further lead to the team. Within two minutes, Hockey Jharkhand did it again as Sangita Kumari dribbled past the defence and scored a straight field goal further strengthening the team’s hold on the game. Hockey Jharkhand dominating the match added two more goals to their kitty, thanks to the support by Albela Rani in the 17th and 23rd minute.
Sangita Kumari further helped strengthen Hockey Jharkhand’s stand by adding five goals to the tally in the 18th, 19th, 20th, 27th and 30th minute respectively. Bengal Hockey Association deployed all its tactics to open its account but failed to penetrate the superior line of defence of Hockey Jharkhand. Hockey Jharkhand’s Pinki Ekka and Sushma Kumari’s goals in 41st, 50th, 51st and 64th minute along with skipper Simta Mins goal in the 48th minute increased the lead to 17-0. Before the final whistle, Hockey Jharkhand added two more goals to the tally beating Bengal Hockey Association by 19-0.
In another match it was a close contest between Sports Authority of India and Uttar Pradesh Hockey where the former edged past the latter with a narrow margin of 4-3. The match proved to be an intense clash as both the teams came all attacking and showcased a fast paced game. It was Sports Authority of India who managed to open its account in the seventh minute of the game through Anu. In search of an equaliser, Sonal Tiwari of Uttar Pradesh Hockey struck a beautiful field goal in the 20th minute to level the scores at 1-1. But the equaliser was short-lived as Sports Authority of India came back in full throttle and notched a 22nd and 32nd minute field goal by Kavita and Rajni respectively to take the scores to 3-1.
Hema Navait of Uttar Pradesh Hockey slammed the nets in the 40th minute reducing the margin by 2-3, shortly it was very capably answered by Sunita the captain who scored for Sports Authority of India, taking the scores to 2-4. In the 60th minute Sonal Tiwari scored again for Uttar Pradesh Hockey but it was too late as Sports Authority of India won the game 4-3.
Results of the day-
Pool A Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 17 Upasana Singh (1min- FG, 48min- FG, 59min- FG) Neeraj Rana (5min- FG), Ishika Chaudhary (9min- PS, 39min- PS), Suman Devi Thoudam (14min- FG, 16min- FG, 21min-FG, 32min-PC, 34min-PC, 52min-PC), Meena Chakre (28min- FG), Sadhana Sengar (35min- FG, 37min-FG), Yogita Verma (41min-FG), Seema Verma (43min-PC)
Pool A Hockey
5 Amrinder Kaur (1min-FG, 12 min-FG, 60 min-FG), Reet (57 min-PC, 64
min-PC) vs Hockey Maharashtra 0
Pool B – Hockey Jharkhand 19 Sangita Kumari (1 min-FG, 11 min-FG, 15 min-FG, 18 min-FG, 19 min-FG, 20 min-FG, 27 min-FG, 30 min-FG, 67 min-FG), Alka Dungdung (12 min-FG), Salima Tete (13 min-FG), Albela Rani (17 min-FG, 23 min-FG), Pinki Ekka (41 min-PC, 51 min-FG), Simta Mins (48 min-PS), Sushma Kumari (50 min-FG, 64 min-FG), Reema Baxle (65 min-PC) vs Bengal Hockey Association 0
Pool B Sports Authority of India 4 Anu (7min- FG), Kavita (22min- FG), Rajni (32min- FG), Sunita (57min- FG) vs Uttar Pradesh Hockey 3 Sonal Tiwari (20min- FG, 60min-FG), Hema Navait (40min- FG)
HI Press release