Imphal, Jan. 24: Hockey Union defeated Youth Club Cum Information Centre by 5-3 goals in the preliminary round of the 14th Dr Kanti Mukherjee memorial invitation hockey tournament organised by Hockey Manipur at Khuman Lampak hockey stadium here today.
Hockey Union's Ch. Bijen scored two goals in the 6th (field goal) and 14th minute (field gold). Teammate N. Jinene also scored two goals in the 13th (field goal) and 61st minute (penalty corner). L. Mantosh scored a field goal in 29th mintue.
Youth Club's L. Uttam scored two goals in 14th (field goal) and 24th minute (penalty corner) while Sunil Singh scored one goal in the 28th minute (field goal) of the match.
In the second match, Moral Educational Intellectual Renaissance and Athletics Association defeated Cosmopolitan Youth Club by 5-3 goals.
Moral Education's Th. Kirankumar scored two goals in 1st and 68th minutes (both field goal) while W. Jinjin scored two goals in 16th (field goal) and 32nd minute (penalty corner). Th. Tompok scored one goal in the 19th minute (field goal).
Cosmopolitan's Kh. Deveshore scored two goals at 15th and 30th minutes (both field goals) while L. Herojit scored one field goal in the 39th minute of the match.