Haldwani, Uttarakhand, 25 May 2014: Debutants Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defeated Sports Authority of India (SAI) to win the B-Division of 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014. Punjab finished at 3rd place by defeating Bhopal by a huge margin of 13-0, while the team from Gangpur-Odisha defeated SAI by 2-1 in final played here in Haldwani, Uttarakhand today.
In an exciting finals match today, Hockey Gangpur- Odisha beats Sports Authority of India by 2-1. Hockey Gangpur-Odisha fully dominated the first half of the match and did not let Sports Authority of India to score a single goal. Hockey Gangpur-Odisha looked pumped up from the initial minute of match and kept on attacking the opponent.
In the 7th minute of the match, Namrata Jasmin Bara opened the account for Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and helped the team to take an early lead 1-0 over Sports Authority of India. For the next twenty minutes both the teams defended pretty well against each other and no further goals were scored. In the 28th minute Janhabi Pradhan scored another goal for Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and took the lead to 2-0 till the half time.
In the second half, Sports Authority of India gave a tough fight and did not let Hockey Gangpur- Odisha to score any further goals. In the 61st minute of the match Sports Authority of India got a penalty corner and Mudita successfully converted the stroke into a goal to narrow the lead to 2-1. Sports Authority of India tried to level the score by Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defended well till the end and won the match by 2-1 on the scoreboard.
In the Bronze Medal match played between Punjab and Hockey Bhopal, the former emerged winner by a huge margin of 13-0. Punjab boys looked tough and started the attack from the very first minute of the match. In the 1st minute itself Kajal opened the goal account for Punjab through a field goal. It motivated the entire team and soon in the 2nd minute Punjab’s Amandeep Kaur scored another goal for the team taking the score to 2-0.
Hockey Bhopal was not able to defend the attack of Punjab and in the 5th and 18th minute, Rajwinder Kaur again scored a goal for Punjab taking the lead to 4-0. Hockey Bhopal looked really upset and they could hardly do anything to stop Punjab.On the other hand, Punjab was looking unstoppable and continued to attack.
In the 25th minute, Manjit Kaur scored another goal for Punjab through field goal. Soon Punjab’s captain Amrinder Kaur steered two goals from her stick in the 29th minute and 35th minute while Amandeep Kaur scored one more goal for the team in the 31st minute taking the lead to 8-0 till the half time.
In the second half, Punjab’s captain, Amrinder Kaur scored another goal for the team in the 40th minute of the match through field goal. Punjab fully ruled over Hockey Bhopal in the match. But this was not the end; Punjab’s Manjit Kaur added four more goals in teams account 48th minute, 54th minute, 60th minute and 66th minute through field goal and won the match by 13-0.
Result of the Day:
Hockey Gangpur Odisha 2 Namrata Jasmin Bara (7 min), Janhabi Pradhan (28 min) Vs Sports Authority of India 1 Mudita (61 min)
3rd Place Match:
Punjab 13 Kajal (1 min), Amandeep Kaur (2 min, 31 min), Rajwinder kaur (5 min, 18 min), Manjit Kaur (25 min, 48 min, 54 min, 60 min and 66 min), Amrinder Kaur (29 min, 35 min and 40 min) Vs Hockey Bhopal 0