ONGC and Mumbai XI Win in Surjit Hockey

Jalandhar 15 October 2013: ONGC defeated Punjab National Bank by 5-0 in Pool B in Quarter Finals League stage of the 30th Servo Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here today, while Mumbai XI beat Indian Overseas Bank 7-5 to finish the tournament on high note.

Yuvraj Walmiki of Mumbai XI in action against IOB (Courtesy: Surjit Hockey Society)

Yuvraj Walmiki of Mumbai XI in action against IOB (Courtesy: Surjit Hockey Society)

The team of ONGC needed a win to stay on track for the place in Semi Finals, and they outclassed the PNB who had won their previous match against BSF.

In the 8th minute of match International player Diwakar Ram converted a penalty corner to open the scoring for his team. In the 10th minute of the play ONGC’s Bikash Toppo netted the ball from right flank to double the lead. In the 17th minute of the play Preetinder Singh scored field goal with reverse stick from top of the circle to make it 3-0 in favour of ONGC. Continue reading →

Army XI and IOCL March into Surjit Hockey 2013 Semi Finals

Jalandhar, October 14 : Army-XI and IndianOil, Mumbai entered the semi finals of the 30th IndianOil Surjit Hockey Tournament 2013 being played at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park here today.

Army XI vs Mumbai XI in Surjit Hockey Tournament 2013 (Courtesy: Surjit Hockey Society)

Army-XI defeated Mumbai XI 5-2 in their 2nd outing to top the Pool-C with 6 points. With the help of hat-trick from Deepak Thakur, the defending champions IOCL beat Indian Air Force 5-2 to top the Pool-A with 6 points from two wins from as many matches. Army and IOCL will play in the first Semi Final on 17th October.

The Armymen scored two goals in quick succession through Milan Muthappa to lead 2-0. Vishva Thakur added another goal for Army in 26th minute on their first penalty corner. Continue reading →