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22nd March 2014: Air India Sports Promotion Board and Comptroller & Auditor General Of India beat Uttar Pradesh and Railway Sports Promotion Board respectively to set-up summit clash of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) to be played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow tomorrow.

Tushar Khandkar (UP) and Prabodh Tirkey (Air India) in action during the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

Tushar Khandkar (UP) and Prabodh Tirkey (Air India) in action during the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

In the first semi-final, a tough fight was witnessed between Air India Sports Promotion Board and Uttar Pradesh where both teams showed extraordinary skills throughout the play. A small mistake by Uttar Pradesh gave Air India Sports Promotion Board a penalty corner opportunity in the 13th minute of the game and Gaganpreet Singh made no mistake in converting it into a goal and helped the team take a much-needed 1-0 lead.

The equalizer goal came through Amir Khan of Uttar Pradesh in the 43rd minute of the game and tied the score at 1-1. With just 2 minutes in hand Air India Sports Promotion Board’s Shivendra Singh managed to sneak in like the wind and sliced in the winning goal in the 68th minute and carved the way for the team into the finals.

The second semi-final, was another nail-biting competition witnessed between Comptroller & Auditor General Of India and Railway Sports Promotion Board. Railway Sports Promotion Board scored the first goal of the match in the 23rd minute of the game through Amit Rohidas, which was immediately replied to in the 27th minute supported with a bonus in the 34th minute of the match through Comptroller & Auditor General Of India’s Darshan D.S, helping the team take the lead ahead with 2-1 on board by the end of the first half.

The second half of the match saw another challenging goal coming from Amit Rohidas in the 55th minute and equalizing the scores at 2-2. It was Chandan Singh’s perfect penalty corner conversion which helped the Comptroller & Auditor General Of India in registering their name in the finals along with Air India Sports Promotion Board.

The finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) is all set to take place between Air India Sports Promotion Board and Comptroller & Auditor General Of India, tomorrow at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, Lucknow.

Catch the Live telecast of the final match between Comptroller & Auditor General Of India and Air India Sports Promotion Board on DD Sports at 3:00pm.

Today (22nd March)’s Result:

Semi-Final 1 Air India Sports Promotion Board 2 Gaganpreet Singh (13 min) and Shivendra Singh (68 min) Vs. Uttar Pradesh 1 Amir Khan (43 min).

Semi-Final 2 Comptroller & Auditor General Of India 3 Darshan D.S (27 and 34 min) and Chandan Singh (64 min) Vs. Railway Sports Promotion Board 2 Amit Rohidas (23 and 55 min).

Tomorrow (23rd March) Finals’ schedule:
1300 HRS (HARD LINE) – UTTAR PRADESH HOCKEY V/s RAILWAY SPORTS PROMOTION BOARD
1500 HRS (FINALS) – AIR INDIA SPORTS PROMOTION BOARD V/s COMPTROLLER & AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA

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