Gangpur, Assam & Kerala won on Day 5 at Jr Women Hockey Nationals (B-Division) at Mysore

7 March 2014: Hockey Gangpur-Odisha, Assam and Kerala won their respective matches on the Day-5 of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at Chamundi Vihar Stadium in Mysore.

In the first half of the match between Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Jammu & Kashmir, the former took the lead over Jammu & Kashmir by 7-0 with the help of Namrata Jasmin Bara (1st minute), Mosmita Lugun (8th, 26th and 32nd minute), Janhabi Pradhan’s (28th and 31st minute) and Rinki Kujur (29th minute). In the second half of the game, Rinki Kujur (40th minute) and Janhabi Pradhan (47th and 58th minute) contributed three goals for Hockey Gangpur-Odisha. On the other hand, Jammu & Kashmir failed to score even a single goal against their opponents. Continue reading →

Assam, Gangpur and Gujarat win at Jr Women Nationals in Mysore

8 March 2014: Maxima Xalcxo and Phulwari Kandulana scored thrice for Assam which helped their team to register 7-0 win against Jammu and Kashmir in their first league match of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) held at the Astro-turf of Chamundi Vihar grounds in Mysore today.

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha vs Andhra Pradesh during Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha vs Andhra Pradesh during Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

In a group B match, Maxima Xalxo provided initial lead to her team in the 4th minute by scoring a field goal. Forward Phulwari Kandulana moving the ball from the right end of the court went on to score the second goal in the 21st minute. The defenders of Jammu and Kashmir tried hard to resist the front line players entering into the danger zone. However, in the second half of the game, Assam players successfully invaded the zone and pounded five goals and registered their win in the tournament. Continue reading →

Manipur and Chhattisgarh in Semis of Jr Women’s Nationals B-Division

07 March 2014: Manipur and Chhattisgarh have confirmed their places in the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground in Mysore today.

Manipur team in a huddle during  Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

Manipur team in a huddle during Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

In their last league match of Pool A, Manipur registered their third win in a row defeating Vidarbha Hockey Association 6-0.

Manipur took a decent 2-0 lead in the first half of the game when Sonia Devi scored at the 17th minute and Captain Gitarani Devi scoring at the 22nd minute. The second half of the game saw, Manipur girls going all out and closing the game with a 6-0 victory over Vidarbha Hockey Association, where Bidyarani Devi scored two goals at 39th and 47th minute and Sonia Devi took her total of goals to three by scoring two more goals at 49th and 60th minute. 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 →

Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh in Race for Semis Spot from Pool D

Today, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh won their respective matches in Pool D to keep themselves in race for a place in semis of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship being played at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow.

Action during Maharashtra vs Vidarbha Hockey Association match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Maharashtra vs Vidarbha Hockey Association match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

In the other match of the day, Bengal blanked Mizoram 5-0 with help of hat trick from Susheel Gupta in a Pool C league match. In the second consecutive win for Bengal, Asheesh Sengar and Sunil Shah scored a goal each to complete the tally. Bengal goalkeeper Bappa Saha denied any scoring opportunity to the opponents.

While during the match where Maharashtra took on Vidarbha Hockey Association, Kunal Jagdale struck three goals for Maharashtra to register a 6-1 win against Vidarbha Hockey Association in their Pool D league match. 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 →