Jalandhar November 6, 2014: Haryana-XI will take on RCF Kapurthala in Women Finals of the 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament, while in Men’s Semi finals defending champions Punjab & Sind Bank will face Army XI and Punjab XI (Pakistan) will lock horns with Indian Oil Mumbai on 8 November at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium.
Today Haryana XI beat Rest of Pakistan by 5-0 to jump ahead of Punjab XI on the basis of better goal average and booked a place women’s finals against RCF Kapurthala will be played on 7th November at 5-00 PM. Punjab-XI and Haryana-XI earned 4 points each from three outings each.
Though in the Pakistani girls lost this match by 5-0, but today their exhibited good hockey, well coordination but for their poor finishing, they failed to score. The Haryana girls were leading by 3-0 at half time and the scorer were Pritam Siwach (2), Jyoti, Devika and Preet one goal each.
In today’s men section last league matches Punjab & Sind Bank and CAG locked horns with 3-3 draw, both team earned one point each. In second match Punjab XI (Paksitan) beat ONGC by 3-1 to enter semis.
In men section in Pool D’s last league outings defending champions Punjab & Sind Bank and CAG displayed good hockey. In the 6th minute of the play Bankers took early lead with field goal from the stick of Gurinder Singh. In the 18th minute of the play Bank’s Vikramjit Singh converted the first penalty corner to double the lead. In the 30th minute of the play CAG mounted the pressure and earned penalty corner their Chandan Singh reduced the margin by netting the ball (1-2). At half time Bank was leading by 2-1.
In second half ‘s 47th minute CAG earned the penalty corner. Their Chandan Singh scored once again to equalize from the rebound of the goal keeper to equalize. In the 47th minute of the play CAG’s Chandan Singh scored his third goal for his team and took 3-2 lead. Two minutes later Punjab & Sind Bank equalized with field goal of Prabhdeep Singh from right flank (3-3). With this draw Both teams shared a point each. Punjab & Sind Bank Delhi earned 4 points from two league outings where as CAG earned two points from two outings.
In the last league match of men section in Pool C Punjab XI (Pakistan) and ONGC displayed good game. In the 8th minute of the game Punjab XI Pakistan’s Olympian Waqas scored the goal from left flank (1-0). At half time Pakistan was leading by 1-0.
In the second half’s 36th minute Pakistan’s Waqas scored second goal for his team from the pass of Dogar (2-0). In 52nd minute International star Diwakar Ram converted the penalty corner for ONGC (1-2). In the dying minutes of the match Pakistan’s Tousiq converted the penalty corner to complete 3-1 tally.
7th November 2014 Fixture:
Haryana-XI to meet RCF, Kapurthala in Women Finals at 5.00 PM