6 June 2013: Defending champions Punjab along with Manipur and Jharkhand has entered the Quarter-Finals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 being played in Pune. Chandigarh, Railways, Haryana and Air India are the other teams who have already qualified for the Quarter-finals.
Deepak Thakur scored 5 goals for Punjab
Riding on form of former Indian captain Deepak Thakur, who scored 5 goals, Punjab defeated Delhi 9-2 in their last league match of Pool A to emerge pool toppers.
In addition to 5 goals of Deepak for unbeatable Punjab, Vikramjit Singh scored thrice while Davinder Pal Singh found the target once. Pawan Singh Chauhan and Avtar Singh Mann scored a goal each for Delhi to reduce the margin to 9-2.
In Pool C, Karnataka registered their third consecutive win, as they defeated Bihar 8-1. Karnataka scored through S K Uthappa (11 min), Nikkin Thimmaiah (22 min), S K Chingappa (29, 31 min), M K Muddappa (39 min), Vickram Kant (43 min), B S Bidappa (51 min) and M G Poonacha (52 min) while Bihar’s only reply came from Satnam Singh (56 min). Karnataka will now take on Services Sports Control Board in their last league match which will decide the quarter-finalist team of Pool C. Continue reading →
6 June 2013: Hosts Haryana, Punjab and Sports Authority of India (SAI) won respectively matches on 4th day of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat. These are the 1st set of the teams of who have qualified for the knock out stage (quarter-finals) of the tournament i.e. 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013.
Parvinder Singh and Gurjant Singh scored twice each as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 7-2 in their last league match of Pool A. Punjab scored through Harsahib Singh (2 min), Parvinder Singh (5, 67 min), Gurjant Singh (11, 15 min), Lovepreet Singh (17 min) and Ajit Pandit (64 min) while Mangra Bhengra (37 min) and Sumanta Hemrom (48 min) scored for Jharkhand. Continue reading →
June 5, 2013: Services Sports Control Board, Jharkhand and Odisha won their league matches on the 9th day of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013.
Diwakar Ram scored hat-trick for Jharkhand
In Pool C, Services Sports Control Board won their third consecutive match, as they defeated Sports Authority of India 6-1.
In Pool E, Jharkhand scored a resounding 12-2 win over Bengal with Diwakar Ram scoring a hat trick in the 6th, 14th, 37th minutes. Continue reading →
5 June 2013: Hosts Haryana registered their second consecutive win in Pool C, as they defeated Mizoram 16-1 in the Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013 being played at Motilal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat (Haryana).
Haryana scored through Nikhil Saroha (4, 67, 70 min), Satinder (14, 31, 33 min), Sahil (18, 45, 66 min), Sunil (18, 45, 66 min), Lovepreet (40 min), Mohit (43, 49 min) and Own Goal (52 min) while Lalhmangaihzuala (55 min) scored for Mizoram. Continue reading →
4 June 2013: Punjab registered their second consecutive win, as they defeated Mumbai Hockey Association 3-2 in their Pool A league match of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013 played at Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Rai, Sonepat on Tuesday.
Punjab scored through Simranjeet Singh (30 min), Varun (65 min) and Lovepreet Singh (67 min) while Manpreet Singh (9 min) and Rajat Sharma (33min) were on target for Mumbai Hockey Association limited. Continue reading →
4 June 2013: Delhi defeated Gujarat 11-1 in their Pool A league match on the 8th day of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013. Defending Champions Punjab, Karnataka and Manipur also won their respective matches of the day in the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 being played in Pune.
File Photo of Deepak Thakur who scored 4 goals for Punjab
The goal scorers for Delhi were Own Goal (3min), Mohit 5, 14, 16 (min), Parveen Kumar (20min), Parshant (26min), Kabir Sharma (27min), Kuldeep (28min), Pradeep Kumar (45min), Anil Kumar (55min) and Rajbir Yadav (58min) while Rohit Thakur (35min) scored the only goal for Gujarat.
In the other match of Pool A, defending champions Punjab registered their second win beating Association of Indian Universities 8-4. Punjab scored through Deepak Thakur (3, 28, 31, 60, 63 min), Vikramjit Singh (24, 49 min) and Ravi Pal (33 min) while Ramandeep Singh (16 min), Razin Kandulana (37, 45 min) and Hardeep Singh 66 min) scored for Association of Indian Universities. Continue reading →