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7th Junior Men's C'ships: Hockey Odisha beat Bengal Hockey 6-2

ANI  |  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] 

Hockey beat Bengal Hockey Association 6-2 in the opening day of the 7th Junior National Championships 2017 (Men) 'A' Division at Aishbagh Stadium here on Thursday.

In the day's opening game from Pool A, Suraj Minz opened the scoring for Hockey in the 9th minute and doubled the lead and his tally with another in the 18th minute. Sudhir Kujur (28', 48') also scored a brace in Hockey Odisha's victory. Bengal Hockey Association's goals were scored by, Nitish Neupane (31') and Ritam Holme Chowdhary (67').

Meanwhile, Authority of defeated Hockey 3-0 in Pool C. Budu Tuti opened the scoring for Authority of in the 12th minute. It was the only goal of the half, as they took the lead into the half time. Raushan Kumar (53') and Mohd Umar (65') added two more goals in the second half, to give Authority of the victory.

In Pool C's second game of the day, Hockey beat Hockey Academy 5-2. Mohd Alishan opened the scoring for Hockey Academy in the 11th minute of the game. Within the next five minutes though, Hockey had hit back with two of their own via Maninder Singh (15') and Shahibjeet Singh (23'). Hockey Academy scored the leveler in the 26th minute with a Shreyas Dhupe PC conversion to go into half time level. In the second half, Hockey came out firing and Sanjay's hat trick (51', 56', 58') off a slew of penalty corner conversions turned the game in their favour, giving them the crucial 3 points.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 17:14 IST