Maharashtra in Semi Finals of B Div-Sr Hockey Nationals

Maharashtra played out a tough 3-3 draw against Delhi at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow on day-7 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) to secure themselves a place in semi finals.

Hockey India LogoPost the match both Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh are placed with 11 points each on the table in Pool D. But Maharashta piped Chhattisgarh in points table on the basis of goal difference to qualify for the semi-finals. While Hockey Gangpur – Odisha, having 15 points in their kitty, have entered the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship from Pool ‘C’.

The first match between Bengal and Assam witnessed Bengal leading with 1-0 score till half time. Assam played a better game in the first half but lost control in the second half and gave away 2 more goals and lost the match by 3-0 to Bengal. Continue reading →

Gangpur March into Semis of B Division of Sr Nationals

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha registered 5th consecutive victory in as many matches to seal their place in semi-final of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship being played in Lucknow.

Kerala trying to stop a goal during their match against Chhattisgarh at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Kerala trying to stop a goal during their match against Chhattisgarh at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Chhattisgarh defeated Kerala in a thriller to reach the top of Pool D, but their place in semi final will be dependent on the result of the match between Maharashtra and Delhi to be played tomorrow. Chhattisgarh will be in semis if Maharashtra fails to score a victory, otherwise Maharashtra will be through to final four.

In the first match of the day the audience witnessed Chhattisgarh Hockey defeating Kerala in a thrilling match. At half time when the scores were 2-0 with Hockey Kerala leading the scoreboard nobody could have expected Chhattisgarh to make a strong comeback and going on to win the match 3 goals to 2. Continue reading →

Debutants Gangpur Stay on Top of Pool C in B Division at Nationals

Hockey Gangpur- Odisha registered their fourth consecutive win to stay on the top of Pool-C and stay strong contender of a place in semi-final of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship as they defeated Tripura by 9-0 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Lucknow today.

Action during Assam vs Puducherry match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Assam vs Puducherry match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Gangpur-Odisha took an early lead in the 9th minutes with a field goal scored by Ashish Anmol Minz. Ashish struck four goals in the match, while William Xalxo scored three goals, Banamali Xess and Roshan Minz one goal each for their team. Hockey Gangpur- Odisha is heading the pool table with 12 points in 4 matches. Continue reading →

Gangpur Continues the Winning Run in Hockey Nationals

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha scored a 10-0 victory over Assam in a Pool C league match to continue winning run in the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Action during Delhi vs CRPF match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Delhi vs CRPF match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Ashish Anmol Minz struck three goals for Gangpur-Odisha, while Amarjeet Ekka and Banamali Xess added two goals each, while William Xalxo, Shushil Kiro and Kishor Lakra contributed one goal each.

In the other Pool C match, Mizoram registered their first win against Tripura 6-1. Mizoram took an early lead in the 6th minute with a field goal scored by Ramtharanghaka. Continue reading →

Gangpur Register their 2nd win at the Sr Nationals in Lucknow

Delhi registered their first win in Pool D as they defeated Kerala 4-1 on day-2 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow today.

Action during Delhi vs Kerala match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Delhi vs Kerala match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

After losing their first game against Vidarbha Hockey Association on the opening day of the championship, Delhi seemed a much better side today and scored twice in each half of the game. Manish Kumar, Shyambir, Abhishek and Praveen Kumar contributed a goal each in Delhi’s victory.

In the second match of Pool D, Shaheed Shaikh, Prince Yadav and Amulya Minj scored a goal each helping Chhattisgarh to register a 3-1 win over Vidarbha Hockey Association. Continue reading →

Debutants Gangpur and Vidarbha Start Nationals on Winning Note

Hockey India LogoDebutant teams Hockey Gangpur- Odisha and Vidarbha Hockey Association started their campaign on a winning note in Division B of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship commenced at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow on today.

As many as 42 teams, including four debutants namely Hockey Gangpur- Odisha, Vidarbha Hockey Association, Central Reserve Police Force and Food Corporation of India, are participating in the 2014 edition of the championship which is being played on a league cum knockout basis at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow. Continue reading →