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1st win for Sashastra Seema Bal in hockey championship

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

won their first match of the tournament when they edged out Hockey Madhya Pradesh 5-4 in the Senior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division), here today.

Naveen Kumar (17, 30), (18), Ashutosh Kumar (43) and Agandeep Singh (43) scored goals for while Meet Singh Thakur (18, 48), Sushil Maharashi (20) and Prakash Singh Rawat (33) scored for Hockey

In the opening match of the day, Authority of defeated Hockey with a comprehensive 8-0 margin in Pool A to secure their second consecutive victory of the competition.

Pravakar Minz (15, 41), (3), B N Sridhar (26), Pramod (28), (41), Mangra Bhengra (44) and Abhishek (60) scored for SAI.

In the second Pool A match of the day, Hockey defeated Hockey 5-0 to register their first victory of the competition.

Goals for Hockey were scored by Harvir Singh (38, 42), Junaidul Islam (4), Niranjan (58) and Papumoni Saikia (60).

In a Pool B match, produced a great performance to win their third consecutive match of the competition to defeat Hockey 4-1.

scored twice in the 12th and 23rd minutes to take a 2-0 lead but Hockey pulled a goal back in the 35th minute through Venkata Sree Balaji Aripeneni.

However, scored twice again to secure a 4-1 victory. Nikkin Thimmaiahs brace (23, 37) and a goal each from G N Pruthviraj (12) and K P Somaiah secured the win for Canara Bank.

In another Pool C encounter, of registered their second victory in three matches when they beat Hockey 9-2.

Central Industrial Security and Vidarbha Hockey Association played out a 3-3 draw in Pool B which meant that both the teams remain winless in the competition.

looked like they would run away with the match as they took a 3-1 lead but Central Industrial Security scored two goals in the last ten minutes to play out a 3-3 draw.

Goals for Central Industrial Security were scored by (28, 50) and (57) while Vidarbha Hockey Associations goals were scored by (12), (41) and (43).

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 17:15 IST