RSPB stun Punjab to lift hockey title
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.
Punjab’s goals came from the sticks
Badminton’s unique problem
of Rupinder Pal Singh (23rd) and Ramadeep Singh (60th). Both the teams rallied cautiously in the first quarter as they kept their defence tight and didn’t allow space in their striking circles.
With no potential circle penetrations made, the first quarter ended in a stalemate but it was the defending champions who made the first breakthrough in the 23rd minute. It was Rupin- der, who gave Punjab the lead with a perfect dragflick.
Win for MP, Punjab in women’s hockey
Hisar: 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.