Jalandhar November 7, 2014: Star Studded Rail Coach Factory (RCF Kapurthala) clinched the title in women section of 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here by beating Haryana XI via penalty shoot-out by 3-2.
Both teams were locked 1-1 at the end of stipulated time. The winners bagged Rs One Lakh and glittering trophy where as Runners-up got richer by Rs 51 thousand and trophy from the Chief Guest of the match Olympian Pargat Singh (MLA Jalandhar Cantt). At this occasion Rest of Pakistan women’s team was also honoured by the Society.
In the finals both teams displayed controlled and well combined hockey. In the 20th minute of the match RCF girls wasted first penalty corner. In 25th minute Haryana girls earned first penalty corner, their captain Kiran sounded the board with a cracking shot to take lead. Haryana girls had one goal advantage going into the lemon break.
In the second half RCF girls made some good moves to equalize but not able to convert any chance. In the 66th minute of the play RCFs International star Deepika converted the penalty corner from left flank to equalize the score and take the match in penalty shoot-out. In which Rail Coach Factory’s Deepika and Kirandeep Kaur scored where as for Haryana Jyoti Gupta alone could score.
On Saturday Men section semi finals will be played. Both semi finals will be live telecast by PTC Channel from 5:30PM onwards.
Semi finals (men section) tomorrow (8th November, 2014):
Punjab & Sind Bank v/s Army XI : 5:30 PM
Punjab XI (Paksitan) v/s Indian Oil : 7:00 PM