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Haryana prevail over Punjab on way to semi-final

BALBIR SINGH | March 23, 2021 09:34 AM

JIND(Haryana):Manipur Hockey, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Hockey Jharkhand and Hockey Haryana advanced to the semi-final of the 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021 with victories here today.
The semi-final line-up is: Manipur Hockey vs Hockey Haryana.Uttar Pradesh Hockey vs Hockey Jharkhand. Both semifinal matches will be played on Tuesday..
Manipur Hockey became the first team to progress to the semi-final after edging out Hockey Odisha in a shootout after the match ended goalless after 60 minutes. Manipur Hockey won the shootout 2-0 with Rohit Singh Ningthoujam and Dilip Konthoujam finding the target. Manipur Hockey Goalkeeper Dawin Luwang Koijam denied all four attempts from Odisha Hockey in the shootout.
In the second quarter-final, Uttar Pradesh Hockey eased to a 3-0 win against Hockey Bihar. Fahad Khan (9’, 52’) scored a couple of goals while Manoj Yadav (54’) scored his side’s third goal late in the match.
Hockey Jharkhand were in fine form as they marched into the last-four stage with a comprehensive 7-0 win against Hockey Chandigarh. Deepak Soreng (17’, 25’, 30’) starred with a hat-trick while Binit Toppo (27’), Roshan Reetik Lakra (28’), Nmit Dohdray (42’), and Adisan Minj (47’) scored a goal each.
In the last quarter-final clash, Hockey Haryana beat Hockey Punjab by a 2-0 margin. Sukhwinder (14’) and Amit Khasa (25’) gave Hockey Haryana a two-goal lead at half-time, which they held onto admirably in the second half to book their place in the Semi Final.

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