Karnataka beat Jharkhand 3-1 in today’s match to remain unbeaten and stay on the top of Points’ Table of 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup being played at KSHA Hockey Stadium in Bangalore.
At the half time the score was 1-1. Karnataka scored through their captain Deepak Beijwad who converted a penalty corner in 21 minute and Jharkhand equalized through Deepak Soreng who scored a stinging shot from the top of the circle which Karnataka custodian had no answer.
The 2nd Half saw rejuvenated Karnataka coming back strongly and made several in roads into Jharkhand territory. N. S. Rajesh picking up a solo run and went inside the circle and scooped over the charging goal keeper to give a lead in the 36th minute. The Penalty Corner specialist Deepak Beijwad scored once again in the 40th minute neatly converting a PC with a direct flick.
Karnataka set up several chances in the second half and could have scored atleast half a dozen goals but most of their forwards adopted selfish approach and let go easy chances. Md. Nayeemuddin, Boney Marshall, Kush have muffed atleast two chances each.
Karnataka plays Punjab in its last league outing tomorrow and that will be decider for qualifying to the final.
Tomorrows Schedule (Full Schedule, Points Table and Results):
1230pm: Uttar Pradesh Vs Jharkhand
230pm: Manipur Vs Mumbai
430pm: Punjab Vs Karnataka