RSPB stun Pun­jab to lift hockey ti­tle

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES SPORT -

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.

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