Hockey Gangpur- Odisha registered their fourth consecutive win to stay on the top of Pool-C and stay strong contender of a place in semi-final of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship as they defeated Tripura by 9-0 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Lucknow today.
Gangpur-Odisha took an early lead in the 9th minutes with a field goal scored by Ashish Anmol Minz. Ashish struck four goals in the match, while William Xalxo scored three goals, Banamali Xess and Roshan Minz one goal each for their team. Hockey Gangpur- Odisha is heading the pool table with 12 points in 4 matches.
Earlier, N. Sellamuthu struck three goals to give Puducherry their first win in the championship against Assam 11-1 in the Pool C league match. Other scorers for Puducherry were M. Harikrishnan and N. Kamalakannan who scored two goals each, while R. Aravindn, S. Sivaganesh, V. Karthikeyan and G. Senthilkumar contributed a goal each. Vinod Kumar Mishra scored a goal for Assam.
In Pool D, Central Reserve Police Force defeated Kerala 2-1. Nimhas Khokha and Amaritvir Singh struck one goal each for CRPF, while Joshan George scored one goal for Kerala.
Today (2nd March)’s Results:
Pool C- Puducherry 11 N. Sellamuthu (16, 25, 57 min), M. Harikrishnan (28, 67 min), N. Kamalakannan (5, 40 min), R. Aravindn (53 min), S. Sivaganesh (32 min), V. Karthikeyan (59 min) and G. Senthilkumar (43 min) vs Assam 1 Vinod Kumar Mishra (58 min).
Hockey Gangpur-Odisha 9 Ashish Anmol Minz (9, 32, 59, 62 min), William Xalxo (24, 34, 44 min), Banamali Xess (68 min) and Roshan Minz (50 min) vs Tripura 0.
Pool D- CRPF 2 Nimhas Khkha (27 min) and Amaritvir Singh (56 min) vs Kerala 1 Joshan George (22 min).
Tomorrow’s Fixture (3rd March):
Pool D- Delhi vs Chhattisgarh (0800hrs), Vidarbha Hockey Association vd Maharashtra (930hrs). Pool C- Mizoram vs Bengal Hockey Association (1100hrs).