Odisha and SAI in Semis of Jr Men Nationals (A-Division)

3 April 2014: Odisha and SAI confirmed their places in the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) being played in Chennai. Haryana and Punjab are already in the semi-finals to be played this Saturday.

Action during Odisha vs Mumbai match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Chennai

Action during Odisha vs Mumbai match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Chennai

Haryana will take on Punjab on Saturday in the first semi-final match and Sports Authority of India will clash against Odisha in the second semi-final match. It is yet to be seen who will keep their nerves and take the bus to the finale.

In Pool B match, Hockey Odisha continues its winning form and in its 3rd match of Pool B, the team beats Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd convincing to enter the next stage of the tournament. The team beat the opponents with a 4-0 margin and not giving them a single chance to open their scorecard. Continue reading →

Punjab and Haryana in the Semis of Jr Men Nationals (A-Division)

2 April 2014: Punjab and Haryana have qualified for the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) being played in Chennai. Haryana and Punjab will face each other in 1st semi-final on Saturday.

Action during Jharkhand vs Haryana match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Chennai

Action during Jharkhand vs Haryana match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Chennai

In a Pool C match, both Haryana and Jharkhand held their fort for a long time as they played a self-protective game and did not let each other go for the kill, until Haryana’s Karmbir managed to sneak in a field goal, as late as in the 42nd minute of the game. Shortly, Karmbir was supported by team-mate Nikhil Saroha in the 45th minute which gave Haryana a 2-0 lead over Jharkhand. With just a minute in hand before the final buzzer went off, Jharkhand’s Amit Bhengra sliced in a field goal which only helped the team in reducing the goal difference to 2-1. Haryana registered their second win in the championship and entered the semi-finals from Pool C. 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: Jr Women National Champions for 3rd Consecutive Time

23 March 2014: Defending Champions Harayna retained the title by defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 2-0 in final of the 4th Hockey India Jr. Women National Championship 2014 ( Division A ) at Chamundi vihar Astro turf Ground today. While Jharkhand defeated Odisha  to win bronze medal.

Best Goalkeepr Nisha N.N. (Karnataka)
Best Defender Rashmitha Minj (Odisha)
Best Mid Fielder Rajni Soreng (Jharkhand)
Best Forward Priyanka Wankhede (MP Hockey Academy)
Player of the Championship Jyoti Gupta (Haryana) 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 MPHA in final of Jr Women Nationals (A-Division)

22nd March 2014: Haryana defeated Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy overcame Hockey Odisha to enter the finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) to be played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground in Mysore tomorrow.

Haryana vs Jharkhand in the semi-final of 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Mysore

Haryana vs Jharkhand in the semi-final of 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Mysore

In the first semi-final played today, defending champions Haryana easily defeated Jharkhand 10-1. Haryana started off a destructive game from the very 5th minute of the game when Jyoti Gupta struck an impressive field goal, which was supported by Narinder Kaur, Pooja Rani and Reet in the 9th, 14th and 19th minute of the game showcasing a promising match. Continue reading →