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Khelo Hockey: Haryana, Punjab to contest U-17 boys final

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

take on in the boys Under-17 Khelo Youth Games hockey final to be played here on January 14.

In Saturday's semi-finals, were fortunate to get past a formidable Odisha unit on the strength of a 6-5 tie-breaker decision after the team were locked 2-2 at full time, a issued here said.

In the other semi-final, the boys found the target twice in the space of a few minutes to subdue a plucky side 3-2.

Odisha can consider themselves unfortunate to not have got the better of on the day as for long spells they held sway over the game.

The losing side dominated all aspects of the game and even led twice but were unable to get past the Punjab defence when it was most needed, especially as their target man Bikash Kujur missed what could have been the decider by inches.

In the tie-break, Odisha came up short, much to their dismay even as the Punjab boys celebrated.

In the other game, favourites and Uttar Pradesh were locked in a high-tension battle before the former prevailed when it mattered.

Results:Punjab bt Odisha 6-5 (tie-breaker); Haryana bt 2-1.

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

First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 20:55 IST
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