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Haryana to meet Odisha at men's U-21 hockey final at KIYG

IANS  |  Pune 

Favoured Odisha and took their places in the final of the mens Under-21 hockey final of the Khelo Youth Games (KIYG) 2019 as the latter outplayed neighbours 3-1 while the former defeated 2-1.

In the men's U-21 semis, rode on goals from (12th minute), Yashdeep Siwach (45th) and Kuldeep (46th) to get the better of 3-1 with some ease. For the losing side, Karajwinder Singh (23th) scored a consolation goal.

The second semi-final was a much closer affair with Odisha having to work hard for their 2-1 result against UP. Odisha rammed in two goals within the opening six minutes through Nilam Sanjeep Xess (4th) and (6th) to set UP on their heels, but the latter thereafter mounted steady pressure in search for goals.

Odisha were stretched in holding on and could not deny in the 42nd minute, which was the closest UP got to an equalizer.

On Tuesday, UP and play the third place classification match at 2 pm with the Odisha-final at 4pm.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 20:26 IST