Haryana Enter Semi-Finals of Men’s Senior National Championship (India)

Bangalore, Sept 30: Scoring twice in each half, defending champions Haryana defeated Manipur 4-2 to become the first team to enter the semi-finals of Hockey India’s senior men’s National hockey championship here today.

Bharat Chhikara (Haryana) socred two goals against Manipur in Quarter Final of Senior National Championship 2012

Bharat Chhikara (Haryana) socred two goals against Manipur in Quarter Final of Senior National Championship 2012

Spearheading the Haryana charge was India forward Bharat Chhikara who opened the scoring with goals in the third and sixth minutes while Mandeep Antil (43rd) and Didar Singh (44th) netted one apiece from penalty corners.

Manipur, playing in their maiden quarter-final game at this level, went down fighting with penalty corner goals by Jayantakumar Meitel (31st, 60th) keeping them in the frame, but Haryana held their ground in the last 10 minutes. Continue reading →