Coorg continue winning run

Bengal, Namdhari XI score easy wins

Coorg continue winning run

Hockey Coorg continued their fine run at the 7th Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship (Division ‘B’) with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Citizens XI here on Tuesday.

Coorg, who had drubbed Vidarbha in their first match on Monday, led by a goal in the first half before netting four more in the second in a dominant display.

In the Pool C match, Coorg took the lead through Yashwanth K M in the 25th minute. After half-time, Vinesh Poovaiah struck in the 37th minute and added another in the 70th. In between, Ashik Uthappa (45th) and Chetan M K (65th) netted to boost Coorg’s tally.

In the same pool, Bengal scored a 4-1 win over Hockey Himachal while the other two teams in the pool, Vidarbha HA and Telengana Hockey, who lost their respective matches on Monday, drew 2-2.

The last match of the day between Vidarbha and Telangana was an intense affair. Numerous goal scoring opportunities were created by both the teams but they failed to convert them into goals.

Skipper Kaustubh Badaria opened scoring for Vidarbha in the 25th minute from a set piece. Raunak Choudhary doubled it in the 30th minute. Telangana retaliated with a 35th minute penalty corner goal by their captain Ravi Teja Cheekati. They drew level in the 66th minute through a goal from Rohan Yemula.

Former internationals Allan Schofield, Ramesh Parameshwaran, Jude Felix and Ashish Ballal were felicitated on the day.

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Results: Pool B: Namdhari XI: 20 (Hanspal Singh 2nd, 3rd, 64th, 69th, Jaskaran Singh 28th, 31th, 57th, 70th, Hardeep Singh 42nd, 48th, 52nd, Surpreet Singh 46th, 47th, 55th, Princepal Singh 13th, 20th, Akashdeep Singh 15th, Gurpreet Singh 38th, Abhijeet Singh 50th, Akashdeep S  66th) bt Goans Hockey: 0; Mumbai Hockey Association: 8 (Hritik Gupta 15th, 48th, Aifaz Sayyed 20th, 59th, Faraz Thadvi 39th, 42, Raj Patil 7, Mohammed Tausif Qureshi 64th) bt Hockey Puducherry: 1 (Robert James 56th); Hockey Madhya Bharat: 4 (Mudassar Qureshi 27th, 53rd, Shubam Ahir 50th, Irbaz Khan 60th) drew with Sports Authority of Gujarat: 4 (Shyamprakash Yadav 34th, 41st, Dhruv Patel 39th, Vishal Patel  44th).

Pool C: Bengal Hockey Association: 4 (Sagar Kumar 3rd, 48th, Kallu Ali 50, Sagar Kumar Shaw 52 ) bt  Hockey Himachal: 1 (Sahil 20th); Hockey Coorg: 5 (Yaswanth KM 25th, Vinesh Pooviah 37th , 70th, Ashik Uthappa 45th, Chetan MK 65th) bt Citizens Hockey XI 5-0; Vidarbha Hockey Association: 2 (Kaustubh Baradia 25th, Raunak Choudhary 30th) drew with Telengana Hockey: 2 (Ravi Teja Cheekati 35th, Rohan Yemula 66th).

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