Odisha scored an emphatic 3-0 win to top the pool A of the Boys hockey competition of the Khelo India School Games at DhyanChand Stadium New Delhi today.
Chandigarh, as expected, emerged pool B leader trouncing Karnataka 7-2 for their third straight win.
Punjab, were stunned by Odisha, with captain AmandeepLakra converting two penalty corners in the 14th and 34th minutes to see his side 2-0 up at the half time. In the second half Odisha attacked and defended well frustrating Punjabs every counter move.
Both Punjab and Odisha had won two matches and lost one each but Odisha with much better goal aggregate 18-5 as against Punjabs 14-7 emerged as the Pool leader.
In other match Haryana outplayed Rajasthan 7-3 to take the third spot in the Pool A. Rimanshu (2) Pankaj, Yogesh, Pankaj (jr), Abhimanyu and Dashminder (one each) were the scorers for Haryana, while Shivam was the lone scorer for the losers.
In Pool B Uttar Pradesh took second place as they hammered Delhi 6-1. They led 2-0 at half time. Arun Sahani, ShardaNandTiwari, Suraj Singh, AnkitPrajapati, AmitYadav and Akhtar Ali scored a goal each.
In another one-sided game Chandigarh outplayed Karnataka, who however, surprisingly took the lead in the fifth minutes. Four minutes later the scores were alevel as Chandigarh got their first goal.
For the winners who were up 4-1 at the break, the goal getters were Harpreet Singh (2), Mandeep, HarpantPreet Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Gundeep Singh and Vishal Rana (one each). Tharun and Majji Ganesh scored a goal each for the losers.
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