Riding on hat-tricks of Indian International star players, Air India and IOCL scored big wins on 2nd day of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 being played at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai, while IOB defeated Army XI in final game of the day.
Star forward Prabhjot Singh and ace drag flicker V R Raghunath scored 3 goals each; Deepak Thakur (29″-FG) and Didar Singh (37″-PC) added one each for IOCL to beat Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) 8-1 in Pool A. SS Bundela scored lone goal for CAG in 31st minute on a penalty corner. Raghunath scored in 24th, 26th and 67th minutes on penalty corners while Prabhjot was on target in 34th, 44th and 49th minutes in open play.
Air India put 10 goal past Indian Bank as 7 of their players registered on score sheet including 1 hat-trick from experienced Shivendra Singh, whlie V. Raja pulled two back for the bankers in 18th and 43rd minute via Field Goal and Penalty Corner respectively.
Air India scored via Shivendra Singh (8″-FG,15″-FG, 69″-PS), Arjun Halappa (20″-FG), VS Vinaya (29″-PC), Armaan Qureshi (32″-FG); Somanna Pradhan (34″-FG, 56″-FG), Joga Singh (65″-FG) and Sameer Dad (68″-FG).
In the third game on the day: Indian Overseas Bank defeated Army XI 3-1. The bankers scored three field goals through V Shanmugam in 27th and 52nd minute and Adam Sinclair in 32nd minute after Armymen had taken lead in 22nd minute through a field goal by Euazer Lakra.
Tomorrows Matches (September 14,2013) at MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament:
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK V/s SAIL – 2.15 PM
BPCL V/s INDIAN BANK – 4 PM
ARMY XI V/s CAG –5.45PM