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Hockey India Senior Men Championship 2021
The 1st Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2021 witnessed exciting Semi-Final matches on Monday here in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
In the opening semi-final match, Punjab National Bank encountered Railway Sports Promotion Board in a classic nail-biter. The two units began dazzlingly in the defence but Abhishek drove to get the maiden goal in the 19th minute of the match.
Punjab National Bank’s lead stayed only a minute as Pardeep Singh stroked the equaliser in the 20th minute. Amit Rohidas then presented Railway Sports Promotion Board the head up, scoring the 2nd goal for his squad in the 32nd minute. Hira Singh also boosted the charge, scoring the third goal in the 35th minute.
Abhishek knocked the 2nd goal for Punjab National Bank in the 40th minute to close the opening, but Ajmer Singh scored the 4th goal in the 50th minute for Railway Sports Promotion Board. Gursimran Singh shut the gap again, scoring the third goal in the 54th minute but Railway Sports Promotion Board managed to keep the defense in the final few minutes and triumphed the match 4-3 to reach the finals.
In the second semi-final of the day, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board contested against Sports Authority Of India in a thrilling match. Sunil Yadav started the attack of the match in the 7th minute, and Talwinder Singh folded the head up in the 10th minute.
Chetan Mallappa Karisiri drove to get a goal back for Sports Authority Of India in the 16th minute, but Abharan Sudev B stroked the third goal and Yousuf Affan knocked the fourth goal in the 22nd minute to give Petroleum Sports Promotion Board a charge of 4-1 by the end of the first half.
Armaan Qureshi scored back-to-back constructive goals in the 32nd minute and 38th minute, while Rosan Minz stroked the 7th goal in the 41st minute. Tyron Pereira scored the 8th goal in the 42nd minute to make it 8-1.
On the other hand, Sports Authority Of India guarded nicely in the final quarter, but Talwinder Singh added the 9th goal in the 58th minute. Chetan Mallappa Karisiri handled to get a goal back in the 59th minute for Sports Authority Of India but Petroleum Sports Promotion Board won the match 9-2 to get the final.