Hockey Nationals: Third win for Services

Pune, June 5 (IANS) Services registered their third win by defeating Sports Authority of India 6-1 in a Group C match of the third Hockey India senior men’s National championship here Wednesday.

Two goals apiece by Lovepreet Singh and Sanwar Ali after early strikes by Armugam and Siraju AP featured in Services’ easy win while SAI replied through Neeraj.

In Group E, Hockey Jharkhand scored a resounding 12-2 win over Bengal Hockey Association, with penalty corner specialist Divakar Ram scoring thrice. In another match, Hockey Odisha edged out Comptroller and Auditor General 3-2.

Jharkhand and Odisha will take on each other Thursday to decide who will move into the last eight from the group.

The results (league):

Group C: Services Sports Control Board 6 (S Arumugam 5min; Siraju AP 19min; Lovepreet Singh 37,67min; Sanwar Ali 50,51min) beatSports Authority of India 1 (Neeraj 38min). Group E: Hockey Jharkhand 12 (Own goal 1min; Divakar Ram 6,14,37min; Anil Xaxa 12,49min; Roshan Minz 20min;Shashi Topno 47min; Banmali Xess 53min; Welson Minz 58min; Amarjeet Ekka 62min; Arvind Kunjur 65min) beatBengal Hockey Association 2 (Md Riyazuddin 33min; Vrinder Singh 34min); Hockey Odisha 3 (Deepak Ekka 50,67min; own goal 51min) beat Comptroller and Auditor General 2 (Tribeni Prasad 44min; own goal 54min).

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