Chennai: The 13th Men’s National Senior Hockey Championship is being held at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, Egmore, Chennai.
In the 5th day of this series in which 28 teams have participated, the teams of Punjab and Maharashtra in the ‘D’ category clashed in a league match held yesterday. In this, the Punjab team won with the score of 4-2. Jugraj Singh scored in the 26th minute, Simranjit Singh in the 41st minute, Dilpreet Singh in the 51st minute and Harmanpreet Singh in the 54th minute.
Valmiki Yuvraj scored in the 20th and 59th minute for Maharashtra. This was the 2nd win for Punjab. With this the team is at the top of their division with 6 points. The team will face Uttarakhand in their last league match on the 24th. Haryana defeated Chhattisgarh 13-1 in the ‘A’ league match. Sanjay scored 4 goals, Kohinoorpreet Singh 3 goals, Rajand and Deepak 2 goals each and Abhishek and Mukul Sharma scored 1 goal each for Haryana team.
In the league match held in the ‘G’ division, the teams of Kerala and Rajasthan clashed. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. In another match in the same division, Uttar Pradesh defeated Puducherry by 3-2. Manish Yadav, Sunil Yadav and Paras Mohammad scored one goal each for Uttar Pradesh. Arun Kumar scored 2 goals for Puducherry team.
Odisha beat Delhi 8-1 in the league match held in ‘H’ division. Amit Rohitas scored 3 goals, Ashish Kumar scored 2 goals and Rajin Khandulana, Neelam Sanjeep and Lagra Shilanand scored one goal each for Odisha.