Services start on a rousing note

Services started their campaign in the Hockey India Senior National Men’s Championships on a rousing note, crushing Goa 28-0 in their Pool C league match at the Shiv Chattrapati Sports Complex here on Saturday.

Services scored through Siraju AP (7th, 13th, 25th, 26th, 32nd, 61st minutes), Ved Prakash (16th, 69th), Sanwar Ali (22nd, 31st, 33rd, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 56th, 57th), Ignace Tirkey (23rd, 28th), Lovepreet Singh (29th, 34th, 38th, 49th), Johnny Jasrotia (48th), K Hera Singh (54th, 59th), Rajesh Kumar (58th) and S Arumugam (62nd, 64th).

In another Pool C match, Sports Authority of India (SAI) defeated Bihar 9-0.
Namdhari XI continued their winning streak, easing past Sashastra Seema Bal 8-2 to register their third consecutive win in Pool F.

Gurpreet Singh scored five goals for Namdhari XI followed by Gurpreet Singh (1), Harpal Singh (1) and Manpreet Singh (1) while Arif Ansari and Vinay Biswakarma scored a goal each for Sashastra Seema Bal.

In Pool B, Chhattisgarh beat Tripura 7-3. Pareek Ravi and Ajajus Salam scored two goals each for Chhattisgarh.

In Pool H, Assam hammered Rajasthan 10-0 while Tamil Nadu drew 2-2 with
Chandigarh in the same pool.

Results: Pool B: Chhattisgarh: 7 (Pareek Ravi 2nd, 52nd, Sushil Kumar 10th, Rajesh Nirmalkar 25th, Jahangir Khan 35th, Ajajus Salam 56th, 58th) bt Tripura: 3 (Khursheed Ahmad 23rd, 46th, OG 60th).

Pool C: SAI: 9 (Pal Raju 1st, Sunil Yadav 7th, Neeraj 10th, 19th, 45th, 63rd, Kamlesh Yadav 34th, Fazal Mabood 56th, Deepak Yadav 60th) bt Bihar: 0; Services: 28 (Siraju AP 7th, 13th, 25th, 26th, 32nd, 61st, Ved Prakash 16th, 69th, Sanwar Ali 22nd, 31st, 33rd, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 56th, 57th, Ignace Tirkey 23rd, 28th, Lovepreet Singh 29th, 34th, 38th, 49th, Johnny Jasrotia 48th, K Hera Singh 54th, 59th, Rajesh Kumar 58th, S Arumugam 62nd, 64th) bt Goa: 0.

Pool F: Namdhari XI: 8 (Gurpreet Singh 7th, Gurpreet Singh 26th, 54th, 60th, 66th, 68th, Harpal Singh 35th, Manpreet Singh 70th) bt Sashastra Seema Bal: 2 (Arif Ansari 15th, Vinay Biswakarma 57th).

Pool H: Assam: 10 (Pawan Malik 7th, 14th, 24th, 29th, 33rd, 41st, Karanbir Singh 17th, Sanjay 50th, Rishi Kumar 51st, 69th) bt Rajasthan: 0; Tamil Nadu: 2 (Vinod Rayer 22nd, 40th) drew with Chandigarh: 2 (Lovedeep Singh 29th, Ravinder Singh 60th).

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