They sealed a thrilling 3-2 win over SSB in the final of the competition.

Railway Sports Promotion Board were crowned as the Champions of the 2nd Inter-Department Women’s Hockey Nationals 2022, New Delhi with a thrilling 3- 2 victory over Sashastra Seema Bal in the Final of the competition.

In the Final, Devika Sen opened the scoring for the Railway Sports Promotion Board in the 12th minute, and then followed it up with another goal in the 29th minute but Railway Sports Promotion Board could not maintain their 2-0 lead for long as Anjika scored the first goal for Sashastra Seema Bal in the 32nd minute and Priti Singh added another in the 34th minute to bring the match on level terms. The two teams continued to search for the winner as the clock kept ticking down. In the final quarter, Karishma Yadav scored the third goal in the 50th minute as Railway Sports Promotion Board edged out Sashastra Seema Bal to clinch the Inter-Department Women’s Hockey Nationals.

“I think girls deserve this victory. All the girls we had are very talented. I had full faith in them. It is very hot here and the opposition gave us good competition. We executed our plans well in the final. I am so proud of them,” Railway Sports Promotion Board Head coach Pritam Siwach said.

“This is our second straight win in the tournament. We were confident that we will be able to successfully defend the title from the start. We will continue to work hard and maintain our winning streak in the next season as well,” he added.

In the 3rd/4th place match, All India Police Sports Control Board faced off against Steel Plant Sports Board. Pinki Ekka opened the scoring for All India Police Sports Control Board in the 7th minute, followed by the second goal by skipper Pragya Mourya in the 10th minute of the match. Pricilla Tirkey scored the third goal for her side in the 17th minute after which Pinki Ekka scored again to give her side the fourth goal in the 34th minute. Supriya Mundu scored the 5th and the 6th goals for her team in the 47th and 51st minute as All India Police Sports Control Board beat Steel Plant Sports Board 6-0 to earn a third-place finish at the Inter-Department Women’s Hockey Nationals.

In the 5th/6th position match, Sports Authority of India picked up a solid 6-1 win over UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Academy. Skipper F Lalawmpuii was the star of the match, scoring five goals for her team. F Lalawmpuii scored the first two goals in the 11th and 13th minute, and then added the third goal in the 27th minute. Khushi scored the fourth goal straightaway in the 27th minute as well, after which F Lalawmpuii added in the fifth and sixth goals in the 36th and 45th minute. Priyanka scored the consolation goal for her side in the 50th minute but Sports Authority Of India came out as the winners to finish 5th in the Inter-Department Women’s Hockey Nationals.

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