Debutants Hockey Gangpur-Odisha Won Sub Junior Nationals 2014 – Women (B Division)

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.

Hockey Gangpur- Odisha: the Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Women (B-Division) at Haldwani

Hockey Gangpur- Odisha: the Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Women (B-Division) at Haldwani

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. Continue reading →

Railways beat Haryana 4-0 to Win Sr Women Nationals (A-Division)

23 March 2014: Railway Sports Promotion Board defeated the defending Champions Haryana by 4-0 in the finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) to emerge champions, while Jharkhand defeated Punjab 5-0 to finish 3rd the in the championship.

Individual Awards:
Top Scorer Navneet Kaur, Haryana
Best Forward: Poonam Balra, Jharkhand
Best Defender Deepika Railway Sports Promotion Board
Best Goalkeeper Savite, Haryana
Best Player of the Tournament: Monika Haryana

Railways: Champions of 4th National Hockey Sr. Women National Championship (Division A)

Railways: Champions of 4th National Hockey Sr. Women National Championship (Division A)

Coming into the match as the favorite for the title, Haryana could not live upto the expectations and allowed the pressure to seep in. Taking advantage of this Railway Sports Promotion Board kept the attack on the opponents in the entire first session. Their consistency saw results in the 25th minute when experience Indian forward Vandana Katariya scored a field goal for the team. Just before going into the break Railways Sports Promotion Board scored their 2nd goal in the 34th minute when Captain TH Chanchan pounded the ball past the goalkeeper and converted a field goal. Going into the break Railway Sports Promotion Board  was leading 2-0. Continue reading →

Haryana-Railway face off for Sr Women Nationals Title (A-Division)

22nd March 2014: Defending Champions Haryana and Railway Sports Promotion Board prove their mettle in their respective semi-final matches to enter the finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) to be played in Bhopal at Aish Bagh stadium tomorrow.

In the first semi-final, Haryana triumphed over Jharkhand with a handsome margin of 7-3. Though it was Jharkhand, who scored the first goal of the match and open their account in the 10th minute coming as a field goal through Poonam Barla, the Defending Champions Harayana reciprocated the favour within a minute when Manjit Kaur made no mistake in converting a penalty corner in the 11th minute itself. Followed by a field goal in the 13thminute coming from Navneet Kaur and in the 31st minute from Navjot Kaur, Haryana took over the game by 3-1. Jharkhand showed signs of a challenging battle when in the 33rd minute Poonam Barla again struck a goal for Jharkhand and reduced the margin to 3-2 by the end of the first half. Continue reading →

Haryana vs Jharkhand and Railways vs Punjab in Semis at Bhopal

20 March 2014: Railways, Haryana, Jharkhand and Punjab qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (A Division) in Bhopal at Aish Bagh and MDC stadium.

Railways' Joydeep Kaur hitting during a penalty corner against Bihar at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Railways’ Joydeep Kaur hitting during a penalty corner against Bihar at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Haryana will meet Jharkhand in the first Semi-final and Punjab will take on Railways in the second semi final to be played this Saturday.

In a pool B match, Railways defeated Bihar with a massive goal difference of 24-0 including 20 Field Goals and four penalty corners. The first goal was scored by Rani in the 5th minute. Rani emerged as the highest scorer of the match scoring in the 8th, 34th, 46th and 62 minute. By half time, Railways had consolidated 11-0 lead over Bihar. Railways continued their dominance in the second half as well where they scored additional 13 goals to take the score further ahead to 24-0. Team Bihar failed to convert any of the opportunities into goals. Continue reading →

Day 2 of Sr Women Hockey Nationals (A-Division) at Bhopal

19 March 2014: Hosts Bhopal, Odisha, Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand won their respective matches on 2nd day of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) today being playe in Bhopal at Aish Bagh and MDC stadium.

Madhya Pradesh vs Haryana during the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh vs Haryana during the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Hockey Bhopal defeated Mumbai Hockey Association with final score line of 14-1 in Pool C. Bhopal built an early pressure on the opponent as Rashmi Singh scored the first goal in the very first minute of the game. Rashmi went on to score a total of four goals including both opening and closing goal of the match. Bhagyashree Agarwal of Mumbai managed to sneak in a goal in the 18th minute to bring the score to 3-1 in the first half of the match and gave a hint for a tough fight coming up, but team Mumbai failed to keep the momentum and lost with an infamy 14-1 margin. Continue reading →

Assam Clinches Sr Women Nationals B-Division Title, Delhi 3rd

19 March 2014: Assam clinched the title of 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) as they managed to beat Himachal Pradesh 3-2 in a hard-fought final played at the Aish Bagh Stadium in Bhopal.

Assam: The winner 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B), Bhopal

Assam: The winner 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B), Bhopal

Himachal Pradesh gave a challenging start to the game when Ravita Chauhan scored the very first goal for the team in the 4th minute of the game itself. Assam took no time in returning the favour and found the target twice in 6th and 8th minute with the help of Dolly Yadav and Maully Yadav, respectively and took away lead from Himachal by the end of the first half at 2-1. Continue reading →