Sanwar, Jaspreet star as IAF win big

Sanwar, Jaspreet star as IAF win big

Sanwar Ali and Jaspreet struck a brace each as Indian Air Force (IAF) crushed Fortis 6-1 in the Ozone Group - KSHA National Hockey League championship at the KSHA stadium on Tuesday. 

This was IAF ’s second win and they now have six points from nine matches. Fortis remain static on seven points from 10 games, crashing to their seventh defeat.  

Sanwar’s goals came in the 3rd and 16th minutes while Jaspreet struck in the 24th and 34th minutes, Topno M (41st) and Lovepreet Singh (62nd) struck the other two goals. Vikramjith Singh hit Fortis’ only goal in the 64th minute.

SAI held

In the day’s second game, Sports Authority of India (SAI) drew Army Red 2-2. SAI have eight points from 9 matches while Army Red are on 13 from 9 games with one match each to go.

Meanwhile, heavy downpour led to the postponement of league leaders’ ONGC’s crucial match against Air India to Wednesday.

ONGC, with 21 points from eight games, have the opportunity to be crowned champions if they can seal victory against Air India (18 points from eight matches) and beat IAF in their last match on Thursday. 

Second placed IOCL and third placed BPCL, both in contention, with 19 points each will clash in Wednesday’s last game. 

Results: IAF: 6 (Sanwar Ali 3rd, 16th, Jaspreet 24th, 34th, Topno M 41st, Lovepreet Singh 62nd) bt Fortis: 1 (Vikramjith Singh 64th); SAI: 2 (Darshan 6th, Nikin Thimmaiah 61st) drew Army Red: 2 (Dhananjay Mahadik 15th, 40th).

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