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ONGC beats Indian Railways in a thriller in Murugappa Gold Cup

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Defending champion pulled off a dramatic 4-3 win over Indian Railways in a Pool 'A' match of the All MCC Gold Cup hockey tournament here Monday.

defeated 3-2 in another Pool 'A' match.

The encounter between and Railways saw action from the word go.

Ranjan Kundulna drew first blood for the Railways in the second minute.

Seven minutes later, restored parity as Gurjant Singh slotted home from a penalty corner.

The two strong teams showed a lot of intent, but there were no further goals as they went into the interval at 1-1.

The second half saw a flurry of goals as Railways went on the attack and scored twice in the 41st and 43rd minutes through Sayyad Niyaz Rahim and Harsahib Singh respectively.

The defending champion came roaring back and reduced the margin in the 45th minute through Gurjant Singh's strike.

The battle for supremacy continued till the very end with both sides looking to score.

scored in the 67th minute as ONGC levelled the score.

Gurjant scored his third goal of the game in the dying minutes to secure a win for ONGC in a thriller.

Army led 1-0 at half-time through a strike from Sukhdeep Singh in the 28th minute.

Army went 2-0 up when scored in the 41st minute.

pulled one back in the 52nd minute when successfully converted a

Army increased the lead in the 66th minute when Rajnath sounded the boards from a penalty corner.

reduced the margin to 2-3 as Pawan Kumar scored from a penalty corner.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 20:46 IST