UP, Railways, Air India and CAG in Semis of Sr Nationals (A-Div) in Lucknow

20 March 2014: Hosts Uttar Pradesh, Railways and Air India Sports Promotion Board along with Comptroller & Auditor General Of India reached the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A).

SAI vs Manipur during the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

SAI vs Manipur during the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A-Division) at Luckhnow

It will be Air India Sports Promotion Board Vs. Uttar Pradesh and Comptroller & Auditor General Of India Vs. Railways, this Saturday.

In a Pool A match, Air India Sports Promotion Board bagged an easy win over Andhra Pradesh as they out righted the latter with a 3-0 lead till the half time of the match. The first damage of the day for Andhra Pradesh came in as a field goal in the very 5th minute of the match through Osaf Ur Rehman of Air India Sports Promotion Board supported by two more goals in the 20th minute as a field goal by Armaan Qureshi and in the 34th minute as a successful penalty corner conversion through Gaganpreet Singh. Continue reading →

Haryana vs Jharkhand and Railways vs Punjab in Semis at Bhopal

20 March 2014: Railways, Haryana, Jharkhand and Punjab qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (A Division) in Bhopal at Aish Bagh and MDC stadium.

Railways' Joydeep Kaur hitting during a penalty corner against Bihar at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Railways’ Joydeep Kaur hitting during a penalty corner against Bihar at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) in Bhopal

Haryana will meet Jharkhand in the first Semi-final and Punjab will take on Railways in the second semi final to be played this Saturday.

In a pool B match, Railways¬†defeated Bihar with a massive goal difference of 24-0 including 20 Field Goals and four penalty corners. The first goal was scored by Rani in the 5th minute. Rani emerged as the highest scorer of the match scoring in the 8th, 34th, 46th and 62 minute. By half time, Railways had consolidated 11-0 lead over Bihar. Railways continued their dominance in the second half as well where they scored additional 13 goals to take the score further ahead to 24-0. Team Bihar failed to convert any of the opportunities into goals. Continue reading →

UP and Railway in Semis of Sr Men Nationals (A-Division) in Lucknow

16 March 2014: Uttar Pradesh and Railway Sports Promotion Board have confirmed their places in the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) being played in Lucknow.

Diwakar Ram is on goal scoring spree in ongoing 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) at Lucknow.

Diwakar Ram is on goal scoring spree in ongoing 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) at Lucknow.

On a winning streak, the unstoppable Uttar Pradesh today recorded their fourth consecutive win in the Championship 2014 as they defeated Bhopal with an astounding 6 goals to 1.

In a pool C match, played between Uttar Pradesh and Bhopal, the undefeated Uttar Pradesh bagged yet another victory in the championship today and defeated the latter 6-1. Diwakar Ram’s goals scoring spree for the team today started as early as in the 5th minute of the game, followed by his second in 18th minute and ended with piercing the last the goal of the match in the 63rd minute. Continue reading →