Punjab and Sind Bank also started off their campaign with a win at the competition against CISF.

The 1st Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2021 witnessed some really good action on Day-2 here in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

In the first match of the day, Punjab & Sind Bank started their campaign with a thumping victory against Central Industrial Security Force by 3-1. Both the teams showed tough defence during the first quarter resulting in no goals scored at the end of the first quarter. Prabhjot Singh started the proceedings for Punjab & Sind Bank in the 23rd minute ending the first half with a lead of 1-0. Maninder Singh scored a fabulous goal in the 39th Minute followed by another jaw-dropping strike by Prince in the 41st minute. Anjel Minz scored first goal for Central Industrial Security Force in the last five minutes.

Plenty of chances but no finished product

Second match was played between Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board and Sashastra Seema Bal where we witnessed raining goals. A total of 9 goals were scored by both the sides. Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board secured their first win of the tournament after beating Sashastra Seema Bal comfortably by 6-3. Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board started off very firmly in the first quarter where Mohd. Umar scored the first goal in the sixth minute followed by another brilliant goal by R Manikandan in the ninth minute. Both Mohd. Umar and R. Manikandan were looking in a tremendous form and scored again in the 21st and 25th Minute. Gaurav Kumar also scored in the 27th minute ending the first half 5-0. Sashastra Seema Bal made a fierce comeback in the third quarter where Divit Bisht scored first goal for his side in the 34th minute. Francis Toppo and Naveen Kumar strikes again for Sashastra Seema Bal in the 44th and 45th minute ending the third quarter at a scoreline of 5-3. Machaiah Pa started the proceedings in the fourth quarter during the 54th minute.

Third match of the day was played between Sports Authority of India and All India Police Sports Control Board. Sports Authority of India booked the first spot in the points table for Pool B after comfortably defeating All India Police Sports Control Board 3-1 in their opening match of the tournament. Jitender Gill opened the account for Sports Authority of India in the 11th Minute of the first quarter. Hardeep Singh Sehmbi equalised Sports Authority of India ‘s lead with an outstanding goal for All India Police Sports Control Board in the 21st Minute ending the first half on 1-1. Both the teams showed tough defence during the third quarter resulting in no goals from both the sides. Rimanshu and Selvaraj Kanagaraj scored two back to back goals in the 52nd and 53rd minutes respectively to again take the lead for Sports Authority of India.

In the last match for Day-2, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board marched to a strong 6-0 win against Food Corporation of India. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board dominated the turf from the very first minute. Diwakar Ram started the game with the first goal in the fourth minute followed by Manpreet who scored another in the fourteen minute. Food Corporation of India tried their best to control Petroleum Sports Promotion Board ‘s momentum and restricted them from scoring any goal in the second quarter.

On the other hand, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board was in the mood on no mercy. Abaharan scored the third goal for Petroleum Sports Promotion Board in the third quarter giving them the lead of 3-0. It was all finished for Food Corporation of India in the fourth quarter where Talwinder Singh, Rosan Minz and Diwakar Ram scored goals in the fourth quarter demolishing Food Corporation of India ‘s defence.

The matches between Steel Plants Sports Board with Punjab National Bank from Pool B, Major Ports Sports Control Board with Railways Sports Promotion Board from Pool C of Inter-Department National Hockey Championship, were forfeited, resulting in a 5-0 default win for Punjab National Bank and Railways Sports Promotion Board.

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