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Madhya Pradesh clinch thrilling win in Sub-Junior Men's Hockey Nationals

Published at :March 30, 2022 at 7:06 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : Hockey India)

Shaunak Ghosh

The victors, along with Army Boys, Roundglass Punjab and Vivek Singh Academy reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

 Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Army Boys Sports Company, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy and Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy on Tuesday stormed into the Semi-Finals of the 2nd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men's Nationals 2022 with remarkable victories here in  Ghumanhera, New Delhi.

In the first Quarter-Final, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy held their nerves to register a thrilling 4-3 win in the shootout against Har Hockey Academy following a dramatic 0-0 draw in regulation time. Sohil Ali, Aashir Aadil Khan, Captain Telem Deynick Singh and Subhan Abid converted their attempts, while goalkeeper Zuber Beg stood tall in the shootout to help his team Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy advance to the Semi-Finals of the second edition of the Sub-Junior Men's Hockey Nationals.

In the second Quarter-Final, Army Boys Sports Company registered a clinical 4-0 win over Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre to book their place in the Semi Finals. Ankit Ekka (19', 31') starred with a brace, while Nitesh Sharma (42') and Danish (60') contributed a goal each as Army Boys Sports Company progressed to the next round.

In the third Quarter-Final, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy registered a 3-0 win over Naval Tata Hockey Academy – Jamshedpur to seal a spot in the Semi-Finals of the tournament. Captain Gursewak Singh (7', 44') bagged a brace and Lovepreet Singh (57') scored a goal for Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy.

In the fourth Quarter Final, Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy recorded a slender 1-0 victory over S.G.P.C. Hockey Academy to progress to the last four of the ongoing 2nd Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022. The only goal of the match was netted by Sajan Yadav in the fifth minute.

The Semi Finals of the 2nd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men's Nationals 2022 will be played on Thursday, 31st March 2022.

Semi-Final line-up:

SF 1: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy vs  Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy at 1700 hrs IST

SF 2: Army Boys Sports Company vs Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy at 1900 hrs IST

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