Pune, May 26 UNI | 2 months ago

Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy entered finals of the 4th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) played here today.

In the first semi final match, Jharkhand defeated Haryana 4-2 via penalty shoot out. Jharkhand opened their account in the 8th minute which came through Nisha Rani Aind. Harayana captain Udita neutralised in the 29th minute. It was Jharkhand's Nisha Rani Aind again, who converted a penalty corner in the 45th minute.

Trailing by a goal, Jharkhand continued playing a very defensive game until the last minute when, Haryana's Dimpy did not take long to level the scores in the 69th minute at 2-2.

With a score lock of 2-2 on the board, the game moved to the penalty shoot- out, where it was Jharkhand who scored 4 back to back goals, whereas, Haryana had to settle to a total of only 2 goals. The end of the match witnessed a defeat of Haryana 4-2.

In the second semi-final match, Madhya Pradesh entered final by defeating Chandigarh Olympic Association by 3-0.

The first half failed to produce any goal.

In the second half, it was Madhya Pradesh's Preeti Dubey who took the lead forward and scored a field goal in the 36th minute of the game. Within a span of just two minutes, Neelu Dadiya converted a penalty corner in the 38th minute taking the lead to 2-0.

Madhya Pradesh dominated the entire game and restricted the opponent failing to materialize any goals. Adding further to the goals, Sandhana Sengar notched a field goal in the 42nd minute for Madhya Pradesh declaring a comfortable win over Chandigarh Olympic Association.

Results: S F 1- Hockey Haryana 2 Udita (C) (29 min) and Dimpy (69 min) Vs Hockey Jharkhand 2 Nisha Rani Aind (8 and 45 min) Penalty Shoot- Out- Hockey Haryana 2 Udita and Preeti Simar Vs Hockey Jharkhand 4 Pramila Soreng, Anima Tiru, Betan Dung Dung, Sushma Kumari and Sitamani Topno (C) S F 2- Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 3 Preeti Dubey (36 min), Neelu dadiya (38 min), Sandhana Sengar (42 min) Vs Chandigarh Olympic Association 0.

(Posted on 27-05-2014)