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IOC, ONGC register easy wins in Murugappa Gold Cup hockey

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

outclassed 4-0 Sunday in a Pool 'B' match in hockey tournament here.

& Sind Bank defeated 4-2 in another match in the same group, while defending champion got its campaign back on track with a 4-0 thrashing of Hockey Association in Pool 'A'.

IOC's win today has put Chennai HA's chances of advancing to the knockout stage in jeopardy.

gave Indian Oil the lead in the 10th minute but the local team kept the rival forwards at bay with some resolute defence to keep 1-0 at half-time.

In the second half, IOC scored thrice through former international V R Raghunath (50th minute) through a penalty corner conversion, (55th) and Gurjinder Singh (62nd) to secure a comfortable win.

& Sind Bank, which led 1-0 at half-time put it across the team 4-2 thanks to a brace from Jaskaran Singh. Gaganpreet Singh and Parvinder Singh were the other scorers for the bankmen.

For Navy, the goals came through (37th minute) and Ranjot Singh (47th minute).

which was held to a 3-3 draw by the Central Secretariat team yesterday, went on the attack against HC from the onset and went ahead in the 17th minute through Shilanand Lakra.

put the reigning champions ahead 2-nil by putting one past the in the 26th minute.

added two more to the tally, by scoring in the 38th and 70th minutes through and respectively.

Results : Pool 'A': bt 4-0.

Pool 'B': IOC bt 4-0, & Sind Bank bt Indian Nacy 4-2.

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First Published: Sun, September 09 2018. 21:30 IST