Mumbai thrashed Rajasthan to score 8-0 victory and enter the final of the under 17 boys’ National Hockey Championship conducted by Indian Hockey Federation. While Punjab recorded a 2-1 victory over Karnataka in the other semifinal.
The goal-scorers for Mumbai in the match, where they led 4-0 at breather, were Nikhil Pujary (3), Jarryd Nunes (2), Ganendrajt Ranjit, Anup Valmiki and Moses Pullanthara, who scored a goal each. In the Punjab-Karnataka clash, the former led 2-0 through goals from Karan Kumar, off a penalty corner, and Navraj Singh. Karnataka fought back to reduce the margin in 53rd Minute through S A Basavaraj and then missed quite a few chances.
Finals will be played between Mumbai and Punjab on Wednesday (8th June, 2011) at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium, Mumbai.