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Senior National Hockey C'ship: Himachal edge past Kerala

ANI  |  Imphal (Manipur) [India] 

Himachal came from two goals down to defeat 3-2 in a nervy Pool F encounter on the fifth day of the 8th Hockey Senior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division) here last evening.

It was who took a 2-0 lead after 41 minutes through D Sarang (11') and Vineeth Muraleedharan (41'). However, Himachal went on to score three quick goals in the span of seven minutes to win the match 3-2. Naurvi Ram (53', 56') scored a quick brace for Himachal while Arman (60') scored the winner in the last minute of the match.

In another Pool F match, it was National who started their campaign with a win as they scored a 9-0 victory over Madhya

The victors started the match well as they scored two goals each in the first two quarters to maintain a 4-0 lead till half-time. National scored another four goals in the third quarter to kill Madhya Bharat's hopes of making a comeback.

Goals for National were scored by (15', 17'), Pardeep Mor (8'), Gagandeep Singh (28'), Summit Toppo (35'), Satender Dalal (39'), (43'), Naveen Antil (44') and Sanjay (60').

also came from two goals down to make a stunning comeback as they defeated Control Board 3-2 in Pool G.

Control Board started the match well as they scored two goals in the first 15 minutes through (6') and Ainul Haq (15'). However, produced an inspired comeback in the second quarter to equalise the scores as Amit (22') and Mukul Sharma (28') scored for them. then snatched the lead in the Pawan Singh Chauhan in the 44th minute, which proved to be the winner for them.

In a high-scoring encounter in Pool H, Coorg overcame the challenge put in front of them by and as they defeated them 6-4.

Coorg started the match well as they scored four quick goals in the first quarter itself, but and gave them a tough time in the second and third quarters as they scored three goals to make the scores 4-3 in Coorg's favour.

However, Coorg struck twice in two minutes in the last quarter to take their tally to six goals in the match, to which and could only reply with a goal in the 59th minute. The game ended 6-4 in Coorg's favour with I A Poovanna (6', 53'), (15', 52'), R Punith (5') and Harish Mutagar (9') scoring for them while (29', 40'), (38') and Prabjot Singh (59') scored for Hockey Jammu & Kashmir.

In the last Pool match for Central Secretariat, they kept their 100% record going as they won their fourth consecutive match when they beat Telangana 8-3 in Pool A.

In the first quarter, Telangana twice went behind and then twice equalised to make the scores 2-2 after just 11 minutes. However, showed their quality as they struck five goals to make the scores 7-2 in their favour. Telangana could only pull one goal back in the 49th minute as the match ended 8-3 in Central Secretariat's favour.

Goals for were scored by Jayesh Jadhav (33', 46', 58'), (3', 48'), Thimmanna S Puliyanda (7', 14') and Dharambir Yadav (35') while Ramkrishna Bodigum (4'), (11') and Abhimanyu Yadav Bura (49') scored for Telangana.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:39 IST