Odisha will play Jharkhand in the final of the sub-junior Boys Hockey National Championship in Nagaon, Assam on Monday.
In the second semi-final on Sunday, Odisha defeated Manipur 8-1. Leading 3-0 at half-time, Odisha scored through Amit Chirmako (8th minute, 19, 48, 52); Ashwin Kujur (33, 69); Suman Beck (65) and Suraj Minz (66).
Odisha looked the better drilled outfit with a lot of character and composure while Manipur committed far too many errors that put them on the defensive for the better part of the match.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand will play Odisha in the sub-junior girls final Monday.
Semi-final 2- Odisha 8 ( Amit chirmako 8, 19, 48, 52, Ashwin Kujur 33, 69, Suman Beck 65 and Suraj Minz 66) beat Manipur 1 (Mani Huidrom 50).