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Hockey Karnataka score over South Central Railway

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Hockey Karnataka, struck a winner at the fag end to edge past South Central Railway, 2-1 in a Pool A league match of the 51st All Bombay Gold Cup Hockey Tournament here today.

In the second match of the day, National Bank, Delhi, recent winners of the All Surjit Singh Memorial Tournament, were made to work hard for their 2-1 win by a plucky XI in Pool C at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium.

National scored through Satinder Dalal in the 4th minute and Sumit Toppo in the 32nd minute, while XI got the lone goal through Sahil Gill in the 5th minute.

In the first match, the outfit's goalkeepers, Jagdeep Dalal and Mahan Gowda, made some brilliant saves to restrict the men to just one goal.

The Railway side was dominant in the second session but was unable to beat the rival custodian even from clear scoring opportunities.

forged ahead when Kunjappa tapped Rathan Muthanna's forward hit from the right side of the circle in the 34th minute.

The outfit finally found success when Arjun Yadav, with a measured through pass, found Mayank James in the clear and the latter trapped the ball and coolly pushed past onrushing custodian Gowda in the 60th minute.

The men continued to press for another goal but wasted the chances that came their way and paid the price as hit the target for the second time in the final minute.

Sahil Gill did well to deflect home Vijay Kumar Maurya's square pass from the right to help the side clinch a win.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 19:57 IST