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Kerala and Patiala play out exciting 4-4 draw

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: and played out an exciting 4-4 draw in a Pool 'E' match in the 9th Hockey Senior National Hockey Championship for men 'B' Division here Monday.

In other matches, Hockey Coorg beat Steel Plant Board 2-1 and Authority of defeated All Police Control Board 2-1.

There were also wins for Hockey HIM over Hockey 5-1 and Hockey Madhya Bharat walloped Goans Hockey 9-3.

With the league stage nearing completion, the standings saw Hockey top Pool A, Sashastra claim honours in Pool B, (pool C), Bengaluru Hockey Association (D).

In the first match today, Hockey and Hockey were involved in an intense battle for supremacy.

S Shijin (11th, 17th, 40th minutes) with a hat-trick helped take a 3-1 lead.

Rana Robindeep Singh, who scored in the 33rd minute, found the back of the net again in the 48th minute.

Rahul Sharma's 49th minute goal through a penalty corner equalised the score and Jaswant Singh's 56th minute goal gave Hockey a 4-3 lead.

M Nishant then scored for Kerala Hockey to secure a draw and split points.

In a Pool H match, Hockey Coorg beat Steel Plant Sports Board 2-1, while another closely-fought encounter saw Sports Authority of India edge out All-India Police Sports Control Board 2-1.

In Pool G, Hockey HIM outplayed Hockey 5-1 while Hockey Madhya Bharat beat Goans Hockey 9-3 in a one-sided Pool H match.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:10 IST