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Senior National Hockey C'ship: SAI taste defeat on Day 1

ANI  |  Imphal (Manipur) [India] 

defeated Authority of (SAI) 3-2 in the closely-fought Pool A match in the opening match of the Day One at the 8th Hockey Senior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division).

It was Central Secretariat, who took an early 2-0 lead with goals from Jayesh Jadhav in the 7th minute and Thimmanna Puliyanda in the 9th minute.

found a breakthrough in the 49th minute, thanks to a well-converted penalty corner by BN Sridhar. The following minute saw Dharambir Yadav sore in 50th minute taking Central Secretariat's lead to 3-1. Though scored in the 52nd minute for SAI, it was not enough to win the match.

In the following Pool A match, triumphed over with 8-3 win.

It was and who scored hattrick of goals giving a winning start. Feroz Bin Farhajh and Prasnth Kallem too scored in their victory. For Assam, and scored.

In another Pool B match, lost to 2-5.

scored twice in the team's win with , and scored a goal each to help register winning points. For Vidarbha, and scored.

In Pool C, lost to Food Corporation of (FCI) 8-4. Maximum goals for FCI came through well-executed penalty corners by Lakhwinder Singh. Ningombam Jen Jen, Ganendrajit and Munish Rana were the other goal scorers for the winning team.

For Madhya Pradesh, scored all four goals but lack of good defence from his team gave FCI the winning edge.

beat Central 3-0 in Pool B. Goals were scored by Somanna Karineravanda , KP Somaiah and GN Pruthviraj that helped their team get off to a winning start

In another Pool D match, Authority of beat 3-2 in a close encounter.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 11:25 IST