Hockey National C'ship: Odisha, UP into quarters

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 15:32 IST

Saifai (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh and Odisha secure their places in the quarter-finals of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (A Division), finishing on the top two positions in their pool.

In a pool D match, Odisha defeated Mumbai School Sports Association 7-0 to progress to the quarter finals of the competition.

Odisha put up an attacking display to score their first goal through Niranjan Kindo in the 10th minute and took an impressive 3-0 lead at the end of the first half.

The second half was no different as they scored four more goals to win the match 7-0 through Matiyas Dang (24', 44'), Sunil Jojo (43', 60'), Sushant Toppo (18') and Liban Ekka (63').

In pool A, Delhi beat Maharashtra by a scoreline of 6-3 to secure a consolation win in the competition after having lost all three of their previous encounters.

Delhi scored three goals in the first half to stamp their authority on the match, and added three more to their tally in the second half to make the scoreline 6-0 after the 54th minute.

Maharashtra tried to make a comeback in the dying stages of the match, but could only score three goals as Sachin Kolekar (56', 69') and Aditya Rasala (63') found the back of the net.

Goals for Delhi Hockey were scored by Nitesh (22', 53'), Manik Phalswal (20'), Lokesh (34'), Vineet Dhyani (39') and Ramandeep Singh (43').

In the last pool D match, Uttar Pradesh beat Bhopal 7-1 to top the pool and secure a position in the Quarter Finals.

Goals for Uttar Pradesh were scored by Sourabh Anand (18', 54'), Akhtar Ali (58', 65'), Sahabaz Khan (30') while Uttam Singh (69') bagged his brace. (ANI)