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Five times winner Indian Oil into final by beating Indian Navy 6-4, at the 'Gooncha 57th Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament'!

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The first semi-final of the 'Gooncha 57th Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament', being hosted at the SCR Sports Complex, Secunderabad, was played between the winner from Pool 'A' Indian Oil and the runner-up from Pool 'B' Indian Navy. The tournament favourite Indian Oil beat spirited Indian Navy during regulation time and moved into finals to be played tomorrow.

Indian Navy, the underdogs who rose from the ranks by qualifying in both the knock out and the league stage, opened their account in the first quarter with a field goal netted by Jugraj Singh, one of the best goals scored in the tournament, in the 12th minute. Another field goal was added in the seconds quarter by Kuldeep in the 20th minute and Indian Navy went for half time with a comfortable 2-0 lead. In the second half, Indian Navy continued to exert pressure on the Indian Oil defence, but it was Manpreet Singh who brought Indian Oil into contention in the third quarter with a field goal in the 42nd minute. Later in the fourth quarter Talwinder Singh equalised the score for Indian Oil, through a field goal in the 48th minute. With both the teams remaining 2-2 at the end of game, the match had to be extended into regulation time for a shoot-out, to decide the winner.  

 

Manpreet Singh converted the first shootout for Indian Oil, Sunny Malik failed to equalise for Indian Navy. Talwinder Singh increased the lead for Indian Oil to 2-0; Rajbhar Pawan of Indian Navy reduced the margin to 2-1; Raheel Mohd., pumped in a goal to tilt the score in favour of Indian Oil by 3-1. Nitesh made it 3-2 for Indian Navy. Vikramjit Singh of India Oil exceeded the time and the goal was disallowed, Parteek Singh of Indian Navy missed the opportunity and Sumit Kumar clinched the match for Indian Oil by scoring a brilliant goal. Indian Oil led by 4-2 after the shoot out and won the match against Indian Navy by 6-4. Goal Keeper of Indian Oil Pankaj Rajak, was declared the Man of the match.

 

The star studded India Oil with two Olympians and four World cup players in its ranks, has an enviable legacy in this Tournament, they won the cup 5 times, never been a runner up, they won every time they made it to finals. This is their 6th entry into the finals and an exciting finish to the tournament is on the cards.

 

ResultsIndian Oil - 6 (Manpreet Singh – 42nd minute – field goal; Talwinder Singh – 48th minute – field goal; Shootout - Manpreet Singh, Talwinder Singh, Raheel Mohd. & Sumit Kumar) beat Indian Navy – 4 (Jugraj Singh – 12th minute – field goal; Kuldeep – 20th minute – field goal; Shootout - Rajbhar Pawan & Nitesh). 

Green Card : Jaspal Singh, Indian Navy – 16th minute & Rajat Sharma, Indian Navy – 26th minute

 

Man of the match : Pankaj Rajak, Goal Keeper, Indian Oil.

 

Game – 2:  Indian Railways vs PNB

Indian Railways chugs into the final for a face-off with Indian Oil, at the 'Gooncha 57th Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament'!

 

Hyderabad, November 22nd, 2021: In the semi-final match between Pool 'B' winner Indian Railways and Pool 'A' runner-up Punjab National Bank, at the 'Gooncha 57th Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament', being hosted at the SCR Sports Complex, Secunderabad; Indian Railways overwhelmed PNB by 4-0 and set up an exciting final with Indian Oil, tomorrow.

 

The match seemed one-sided right from the word go, with Indian Railways persistently attacking the defence of PNB. PNB seemed hapless today against the sustained assault of Indian Railways. For Indian Railways Pardeep Singh opened the score with a field goal in the 15th minute, Ajmer Singh increased the lead with another field goal in the 28th minute and Indian Railways went for halftime with 2-0 lead. Pardeep Singh came back to score his second field goal and teams 3rd in the 51st minute and in the dying moments of the match Ajay Yadav sealed the game with a field goal in favour Indian Railways with 4-0 score.  Pardeep Singh of Indian Railways was named the Man of the match, for his two brilliant goals.   

 

ResultsIndian Railways 4 (Pardeep Singh - 15th minute – field goal; Ajmer Singh - 28th minute – field goal; Pardeep Singh – 51st minute – field goal & Ajay Yadav – 53rd minute – field goal) beat PNB – 0

Green Card : Seshe Gowda, Indian Railways – 13th minute & Naveen Anil, PNB – 13th minute. Yellow Card : N Jen Jen SinghPNB – 47th minute.

 

Man of the match : Pardeep Singh, Indian Railways

 

 

In the final Indian Oil will take on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Indian Railways at 3.00 pm, tomorrow.   

 

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