Defending Champions ONGC defeated BPCL (5-2) to confirm their place in the semi-final of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012. ONGC are on the top of Pool A with 8 points from 4 matches with 2 wins and 2 draws.
Earlier, in the first match of the day at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, Army XI defeated PNB (3-2) in a close encounter to inch closer to the semi final birth. Now, Army XI need just a draw against IOB, who are yet to win a game in the tournament.
While Air India defeated Customs (5-2) in the last match of the day to make it 3 wins of 3 matches and joined IOC from Pool B for a place in the semi-finals.
IOC became the first team to confirm their berth in the semi-final, when they defeated Indian Railways 5-3 in a well fought match yesterday. However, the Pool B winner will be known only after the last match of Pool stage, to be played between IOC and AIR India, who are already in the semi finals.
Results of the matches completed till 12th Sept and full schedule of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012:
|#||Date||Time||Team 1||vs||Team 2||Pool|
|1||06-Sep||16:00||PNB||1 – 1||BPCL||A|
|2||06-Sep||17:45||INDIAN RAILWAYS||0 – 4||AIR INDIA||B|
|3||07-Sep||16:00||ONGC||3 – 2||IOB||A|
|4||07-Sep||17:45||IOC||12 – 1||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||B|
|5||08-Sep||14:15||BPCL||4 – 0||IOB||A|
|6||08-Sep||16:00||INDIAN RAILWAYS||1 – 0||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||B|
|7||08-Sep||17:45||AIR INDIA||7 – 1||ICF||B|
|8||09-Sep||14:15||BPCL||3 – 3||ARMY XI||A|
|9||09-Sep||16:00||IOC||15 – 3||ICF||B|
|10||09-Sep||17:45||ONGC||3 – 3||PNB||A|
|11||10-Sep||16:00||ONGC||1 – 1||ARMY XI||A|
|12||10-Sep||17:45||PNB||1 – 1||IOB||A|
|13||11-Sep||16:00||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||6 – 2||ICF||B|
|14||11-Sep||17:45||IOC||5 – 3||INDIAN RAILWAYS||B|
|15||12-Sep||14:15||PNB||2 – 3||ARMY XI||A|
|16||12-Sep||16:00||ONGC||5 – 2||BPCL||A|
|17||12-Sep||17:45||AIR INDIA||5 – 2||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||B|
|21||15-Sep||16:00||WINNER ‘A’||vs||RUNNER ‘B’|
|22||15-Sep||17:45||RUNNER ‘A’||vs||WINNER ‘B’|