Punjab to take on Odisha in the final of Junior Men National Hockey

Updated: 12 June 2013 18:49 IST

In the match between Odisha and Hockey Maharashtra, after a goalless first half, Joseph Toppo scored the first goal for Odisha in the 41st minute, while Sunil Ekka added another one to the kitty through a field goal in the 55th minute.

Punjab to take on Odisha in the final of Junior Men National Hockey
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Sonepat:

Defending Champions Punjab set up a clash against Odisha in the final of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013 after getting the better of Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 6-2 here on Wednesday.

While in the other semi-final match, Odisha defeated Hockey Maharashtra 2-1 in a hard fought battle.

Parvinder Singh and Gaganpreet Singh scored twice for Punjab in the first semi-final.

Punjab got off to a good start, scoring an early goal in the third minute of the game. However, MPHA's Manish Gurung scored an equaliser in the 12th minute by converting a penalty corner.

Punjab once again netted the ball in the 21st minute with a field goal from Parvinder Singh but three minutes later the Arjun Sharma levelled the scores to make it 2-2.

But Punjab dominated the proceedings in the second half and didn't allow their opponents any scoring chance. They scored four goals through Parvinder (61st min), Gaganpreet Singh (43rd & 45th min) and Varun (49th min).

In the match between Odishaa and Hockey Maharashtra, after a goalless first half, Joseph Toppo scored the first goal for Odisha in the 41st minute, while Sunil Ekka added another one to the kitty through a field goal in the 55th minute.

Hockey Maharashtra reduced the margin in the 60th minute through Vinit Kamble.

Topics : Hockey
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