Surjit Hockey Tournament: Punjab Police Jalandhar beat Army XI 1-0, enter semis

Surjit Hockey Tournament: Punjab Police Jalandhar beat Army XI 1-0, enter semis

Punjab Police (in red) defeated Army XI 1-0 in the 38th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Jalandhar Cantt Katoch AstroTurf Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. Photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 27

Punjab Police Jalandhar entered the semi-finals of Surjit Hockey Tournament by beating Army XI 1-0, with six points from two outings. In another match, Indian Air Force Delhi registered their first victory by beating Border Security Force Jalandhar 4-1 to earn three points in league stage.

In Pool C, the Border Security Force stared in very fast note. In the very first minute, their Sanjeev Kumar scored a field goal (1-0). After that the Indian Air Force controlled the game. In the 21st minute of the play, Air Force’s Cariappa MB equalised (1-1).

In the 22nd minute, Indian Air Force’s Manip Kerketta put its team ahead by 2-1. In the third quarter of the game, Indian Air Force’s Sukhdev Singh netted the ball from the right flank (3-1). In the last minute, Indian Air Force’s Cariappa MB completed the score sheet (4-1).

With this win, Indian Air Force bagged three points in the league stage as they lost their first match to Punjab & Sind Bank Delhi. BSF have to play their last league match on October 29 against Punjab & Sind bank Delhi.

The second match in Pool B between Punjab Police and Army XI was played on a very fast note. The first quarter was goalless. In second quarter’s 19th minute, Punjab Police took the lead with the field goal scored by Raman from right flank (1-0). Armymen wasted two golden chances to equalise. At half time, Punjab Police were leading 1-0.

After lemon break, the Army team mounted pressure and earned five penalty corners but they were not able to equalize. With this win, Punjab Police topped the Pool B and reserved berth in semis. Earlier Punjab Police beat Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala in their first league match.

October 28 matches

  • Indian Railways v/s CAG Delhi at 2pm
  • Indian Oil Mumbai v/s Punjab National Bank Delhi at 3.30pm

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