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Gangpur Odisha win Sr Men’s National title


Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 14:

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha won the 4th Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship 2014 (Division B) beating Hockey Maharashtra by 3-2 goals in a nail-biting final at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium at Lucknow today.

hockeyBoth the teams displayed excellent combination of attack and counter-attack.

The Odisha team scored the first goal through a field goal by William Xalxo in the very first minute. However, Hockey Maharashtra’s captain Vishal Pillay levelled the score in the 3rd minute.

In the 29th minute, Vinit Kamble of Hockey Maharashtra scored the second goal for his team. But the jubilation was short-lived as Bikash Toppo levelled the score through a brilliant pass in the 35th minute.

The pace of the match in the second-half became slow as both the teams went on the defensive.

However, Ashish Anmol Minz scored the winning goal in the 52nd minute.