Two more Punjab teams in Semi finals

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI)S G P S, Academy Ludhiana and Govt School, Ladowali Jalandhar chalked out contrasting wins to move into the semi finals of the 36th Nehru Junior Hockey tournament here today.

Another Punjab team, Lyallpur Khalsa School, Jalandhar has already qualified for the last four.

Completing the last four line up was local challenger G H P School, Shahdara who pipped Govt School, Gurgaon 3-2.

SGPS Academy overpowered Army Boys Coy, Bangalore 3-0 while Govt School, Jalandhar waged a grim battle to down former champion Birsa Munda Vidyapitha, Rourkela 1-0.

Playing an attacking game, the Ludhiana team opened their scoring through Manpreet Singh who converted a penalty corner in the 33rd minute. They maintained their supremacy in the second half, scoring through Basant Singh and Navdeep Singh in the 66th and 70th minutes respectively.

Govt school, Jalandhar, pipped Birsa Munda, Rourkela through a solitary goal by Mandeep Singh who scored just before the break.

In another match, G H P School, Shahdara, overcame Govt School, Gurgaon, in a thrilling encounter.

Hasan Raza snatched the lead for the home team in the 23rd minute. Their lead did not last long as the Haryana team equalised in the 30th minute when Naresh scored from a penalty corner.

Suman Minz and Md Shafique scored in quick succession after half time as the Delhi boys gained the upperhand. Vikash Siwatch scored the solitary goal for the Gurgaon team in the 67th minute to reduce the margin.


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