6 June 2013: Hosts Haryana, Punjab and Sports Authority of India (SAI) won respectively matches on 4th day of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat. These are the 1st set of the teams of who have qualified for the knock out stage (quarter-finals) of the tournament i.e. 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013.
Parvinder Singh and Gurjant Singh scored twice each as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 7-2 in their last league match of Pool A. Punjab scored through Harsahib Singh (2 min), Parvinder Singh (5, 67 min), Gurjant Singh (11, 15 min), Lovepreet Singh (17 min) and Ajit Pandit (64 min) while Mangra Bhengra (37 min) and Sumanta Hemrom (48 min) scored for Jharkhand.
The host Haryana qualified for the quarter-finals by beating Chhattisgarh 9-2. Haryana’s Nikhil (35, 40, 49, 52 min) scored four goals while Gurpreet Singh (11 min), Lovepreet Singh (38 min), Sunil (46 min), Pawan (47 min) and Karanbir (60 min) added one each. Taufik (51 min) and Vinay (58 min) scored for Chhattisgarh to reduce the margin.
Sports Authority of India (SAI) registered their third consecutive win in Pool E to reach the quarter-finals, as they routed Rajasthan 14-0. Sandeep Kumar Singh scored maximum four goals for SAI.
In the other match of Pool A, Mumbai Hockey Association limited defeated Kerala 8-1 in their concluding league match. Vishnu VV and Swaraj T scored two goals each for Mumbai Hockey Association limited to register their second win in the championship.
In the other match of Pool C, Bengal drew 1-1 with Mizoram, while Karnataka defeated Manipur 3-1 in Pool E.
Pool A- Punjab 7 (Harsahib Singh 2, Parvinder Singh 5, 67, Gurjant Singh 11, 15, Lovepreet Singh 17, Ajit Pandit 64) beat Jharkhand 2 (Mangra Bhengra 37,Sumanta Hemrom 48)
Pool A- Mumbai Hockey Association Limited 8 (Mohammed Marzoo 4, Vishnu V V 21, 34, Jithin K 29, Anandhu M T 54, Rahul 58, Swaraj T S 67, 68 ) beat Kerala 1 (Sandeep SP 18)
Pool C- Haryana 9 (Gurpreet Singh 11, Nikhil 35, 40, 49, 52, Lovepreet Singh 38, Sunil 46, Pawan 47, Karanbir 60) beat Chhattisgarh 2 (Taufik 51, Vinay 58)
Pool C- Bengal 1 (Vicky Kumar 35) drew Mizoram 1 (RamdinLuanga 11)
Pool E- Sports Authority of India 14 (Sandeep Kumar Singh 4, 44,60, 61, Arjun Yadav 9, Saurabh Kumar Singh 12, Manpreet 18, Ajit Pandey 22, Nitesh Kiro 24, 34, Kuldeep Nain 32, Navpreet Singh 35, 64, Navdeep Singh 59) beat Rajasthan 0
Pool E- Karnataka 3 (Bopana M S 21, Ganapathy M B 44, Sanjib Dung Dung 66) beat Manipur 1 (Dayananda Chanamthbam 45)
Fixture for Friday 7 June 2013
Pool G- Uttarakhand vs Assam (0630hrs) and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (1700hrs)
Pool D- Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi (0800hrs) and Andhra Pradesh vs Arunachal Pradesh (1530hrs)
Pool F- Himachal Pradesh vs Gujarat (0930hrs)
Pool B- Tamil Nadu vs Hockey Bhopal (1400hrs)