Services beat Goa 28-0 in national hockey

Pune, June 1 (IANS) Services started their campaign in the national hockey championships on a winning note Saturday, defeating Goa 28-0 in their Pool C league match at the Shiv Chattrapati Sports Complex here.

Services scored through Siraju A.P. (7th, 13th, 25th, 26th, 32nd, 61st minutes), Ved Prakash (16, 69), Sanwar Ali (22, 31, 33, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57), Ignace Tirkey (23, 28), Lovepreet Singh (29, 34, 38, 49), Johnny Jasrotia (48), K. Hera Singh (54, 59), Rajesh Kumar (58) and S. Arumugam (62, 64).

In another Pool C match, Sports Authority of India (SAI) edged past Bihar 9-0.

Namdhari XI continued their winning streak, defeating Sashastra Seema Bal 8-2 to register their third consecutive win in Pool F.

Gurpreet Singh scored five goals for Namdhari XI followed by Gurpreet Singh (1), Harpal Singh (1) and Manpreet Singh (1) while Arif Ansari and Vinay Biswakarma scored a goal each for Sashastra Seema Bal.

In Pool B, Chhattisgarh beat Tripura 7-3. Pareek Ravi and Ajajus Salam scored two goals each for Chhattisgarh.

In Pool H, Assam hammered Rajasthan 10-0 while Tamil Nadu drew 2-2 with Chandigarh in the same pool.

Results:

Pool B: Chhattisgarh 7 (Pareek Ravi 2, 52, Sushil Kumar 10, Rajesh Nirmalkar 25, Jahangir Khan 35, Ajajus Salam 56, 58) beat Tripura 3 (Khursheed Ahmad 23, 46, Own Goal

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Pool C: SAI 9 (Pal Raju 1, Sunil Yadav 7, Neeraj 10, 19, 45, 63, Kamlesh Yadav 34, Fazal Mabood 56, Deepak Yadav 60) beat Bihar 0

Services 28 (Siraju A.P. 7, 13, 25, 26, 32, 61, Ved Prakash 16, 69, Sanwar Ali 22, 31, 33, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, Ignace Tirkey 23, 28, Lovepreet Singh 29, 34, 38, 49, Johnny Jasrotia 48, K. Hera Singh 54, 59, Rajesh Kumar 58, S. Arumugam 62, 64 ) beat Goa 0

Pool F: Namdhari XI 8 (Gurpreet Singh 7, Gurpreet Singh 26, 54, 60, 66, 68, Harpal Singh 35, Manpreet Singh 70) beat Sashastra Seema Bal 2 (Arif Ansari 15, Vinay Biswakarma 57)

Pool H: Assam 10 (Pawan Malik 7, 14, 24, 29, 33, 41, Karanbir Singh 17, Sanjay 50, Rishi Kumar 51, 69) beat Rajasthan 0

Tamil Nadu 2 (Vinod Rayer 22, 40) drew with Chandigarh 2 (Lovedeep Singh 29, Ravinder Singh 60)

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