Rail­ways claim Sr na­tional men’s hockey ti­tle

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - WORLD - Agen­cies

GWALIOR: Rail­way Sports Pro­mo­tion Board (RSPB) dished out a scin­til­lat­ing per­for­mance to stun de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Pun­jab 3-2 and lift the ninth Se­nior Na­tional Men’s Hockey Cham­pi­onship crown here on Sun­day.

Harsahib Singh (35th, 45th min­utes) scored a brace while Dil­preet Singh (57th) struck late for the win­ners. Rupin­der Pal Singh (23rd) and Ra­madeep Singh (60th) scored for Pun­jab.

Ear­lier, Petroleum Sports Pro­mo­tion Board (PSPB) beat Pun­jab & Sind Bank 4-1 to clinch the bronze medal.

KARNA, PUN­JAB WIN IN SR WOMEN’S NA­TION­ALS

HISAR,HARYANA: Kar­nataka, Mad­hya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Ma­ha­rash­tra and Pun­jab reg­is­tered wins in their re­spec­tive pool matches on the third day of the ninth Se­nior Women’s Na­tional Cham­pi­onship (Di­vi­sion A) here on Sun­day.

In Pool A, Kar­nataka reg­is­tered their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive win by beat­ing Hockey Coorg 3-0. Pun­jab de­feated Ker­ala Hockey 3-0 in Pool D. Mad­hya Pradesh Hockey Academy se­cured a 3-1 win over Hockey Bhopal in another match.

‘A’ TEAM BEATS FRANCE IN HOCKEY TEST

GO­RAKH­PUR, UP: The In­dia ‘A’ women’s hockey team came back from a goal down to beat France ‘A’ 3-2 in the sec­ond match of the series on Sun­day.

Mar­i­ana Ku­jur (19th minute), Lal­rem­si­ami (30th) and Mum­taz Khan (34th) scored to eke out the win for the hosts af­ter Mick­aela Lahlah had given France ‘A’ lead in the 14th minute.

The vis­i­tors scored their sec­ond goal through Gu­usje Van Bol­huis (58th), but the home team held on to reg­is­ter the series-lev­el­ling win.

WOMEN’S FOOT­BALL TEAM FACES NEPAL

BHUBANESWAR: Hosts In­dia would look to seal a place in the fi­nal of the Hero Gold Cup women’s in­ter­na­tional foot­ball tour­na­ment when they face Nepal in their sec­ond round-robin match here on Mon­day.

In­dia be­gan their cam­paign with a 1-0 win over Iran on Satur- day with Anju Ta­mang find­ing the net in the 48th minute and a win on Mon­day would take them to fi­nal of the four-team event.

AD­VANI WINS NA­TIONAL SNOOKER TI­TLE

IN­DORE: Ace In­dian cueist Pankaj Ad­vani on Sun­day claimed yet another Se­nior Na­tional Snooker ti­tle with a thump­ing win over young Lax­man Rawat in a one-sided fi­nal here. Ad­vani took his younger op­po­nent Rawat to the clean­ers with a 6-0 win in the fi­nal. Ad­vani an­nexed the na­tional ti­tle, this time in snooker, tak­ing his to­tal tally of In­dian cham­pi­onships to a whop­ping 32 gold medals.

LAKSHYA GUIDES AAI TO IN­TER-STATE FI­NAL

GUWA­HATI: Asian ju­nior cham­pion Lakshya Sen guided Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia (AAI) to the fi­nal of the 74th In­ter StateIn­ter Zonal Bad­minton Cham­pi­onships here on Sun­day. With a com­mand­ing 3-0 vic­tory over Andhra Pradesh, AAI will play Rail­ways in fi­nal af­ter the lat­ter beat As­sam 3-1 to re­turn to the fi­nal for the first time since 2011.

Sen beat Andhra’s Ja­gadeesh K 21-10, 21-13 in men’s sin­gles.

HI PHOTO

Rail­ways Sports Pro­mo­tion Board play­ers with the se­nior na­tional men’s hockey tro­phy.

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