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Punjab,Chandigarh record second successive wins in Hockey competition of Khelo India School Games

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Riding on Surdarshan Singh’s five goals, Punjab  hammered  Rajasthan 10-1  while Chandigarh battled it out to pip Uttar Pradesh 2-1 for  their second successive wins in the Boys hockey competition of the Khelo India School Games at Dhyan Chand national stadium, New Delhi on Friday  In other matches Haryana surprised favourite  Odisha 2-1  and Karnataka beat Delhi 3-2

In Girls section, Punjab and Haryana over powered their rivals to chalk out their second straight wins.

Punjab  trounced Odisha 7-2 in pool  B, while Haryana brushed aside Uttar Pradesh’s  challenge 3-0 in Pool A

In  other  matches of the day Jharkhand walloped Chhattisgarh 12-0  and Chandigarh  accounted for Delhi  4-1

In boys section Punjab,  , roughshod hapless Rajasthan scoring five goals in each half to lead Pool A  with six points.

Rajasthan protected their citadel for first fifteen minutes but once Surdarshan  breached their defence in the 16th minute, they just threw in the towel.

Besides Surdarshan’s five goal blitz, other scorers for the winners were Jaspreet Singh(2)  Rahul, Agyapal Singh, and Sarbjot Singh (one each) For the losers Chetan Suthar scored the lone goal.

In Pool B,  Chandigarh, found going tough against   Uttar Pradesh and were lucky to emerge winners.

Hashim put  Chandigarh ahead in the 13th minute when he scored off a penalty corner and five minutes later Rahul converted another penalty corner to make it 2-0.    Rattled Uttar Pradesh went on the offensive but had to wait till the 64th minute to reduce the margin through  Suraj Singh.

Earlier in the day in Pool A ,   Haryana surprised Odisha  2-1.

All the goals came in the fast paced first half with Haryana taking the lead in the 21st minute through  Rimanshu. Four minutes later Pankaj (Jr) score a superb goal to make it 2-0.  Sudeep Chirmako reduced the margin for  the losers..

In the girls section   Punjab, faced little resistance from Odisha and were 3-0 up in the first session. They pumped In four more in the second session while conceding two. Simranjeet scored three goals while Baljeet contribute two ,Amandeep and Mitali chipped in with a goal each.   Aten Topno scored both the goals for the losers.

Delhi suffered their second loss as they went down to Chandigarh 1-4   in the last fixture of the day.