Pool D opens up as Tamil Nadu beat FCI in Sr Hockey Nationals (A-Division)

13 March 2014: Tamil Nadu registered their first win in the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) being played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow, as they defeated Food Corporation of India 4-3 to open up the competition in Pool D.

Also, after suffering a 5-2 loss in their first game against Uttar Pradesh, Hockey Odisha registered their first win by defeating Karnataka by 3-1 on board. Continue reading →

FCI beat Haryana 4-1 at the Sr Nationals (A Division)

12 March 2014: Food Corporation of India (FCI) stunned Haryana by 4-1, Uttar Pradesh and Railways registered their 2nd wins while Bhopal started on winning note on the Day-2 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) beign played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Malak Singh of Railway trying to snatch the ball from Tamil Nadu defender at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

Malak Singh of Railway trying to snatch the ball from Tamil Nadu defender at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

Food Corporation of India made an impressive comeback on the second day after losing their first match against Railways yesterday and registered their very first win in the championship as they defeated Haryana by an inspiring 4-1 on board in Pool D. FCI was in no mood to settle down or give away goals to their opponent. The dominating attitude was visible from the very first half of the match as the Food Corporation of India led by 3-0 with Ganendrajit Ningomban, Sunil and Vikram striking a goal each in the 6th, 18th and 22nd minute of the first half, respectively. Continue reading →

Hosts UP start Sr Hockey Nationals on Winning Note

11 March 2014: Hosts Uttar Pradesh opened their account on a winning note by defeating Odisha 5-2 on the opening day of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Surender Kumar (Food Corporation of India) attempting to intercept an areal ball against Indian Railways at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

Surender Kumar (Food Corporation of India) attempting to intercept an areal ball against Indian Railways at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

In other matches of the day, Jharkhand and Indian Railways defeated their respective opponents Bhopal and Food Corporation of India by the same scorelines of 3-0. While Tamil Nadu got walk over as Andaman & Nicobar failed to show up in Pool D.

Uttar Pradesh dominated the first half of the game by 2-0 with one field goal by Amir Khan in the 10th minute and Diwakar Ram converting a penalty corner in the 33rd minute of the game. Continue reading →