Services, Punjab win hard fought men''s hockey matches

Ranchi, Feb 15 (PTI) Services and Punjab survived someagonising moments before downing Chandigarh and Delhi in men''ssection while Haryana and Madhya Pradesh women whipped UttarPradesh and Delhi with an identical 8-0 margin respectively intheir pool matches of the 34th National Games here today.

In the Pool A men''s fixture, Services defeated Chandigarh3-2 with Tanwar, Sunallah and E Lkara finding the target forthe winners while Sajendra Pal Singh scoring two goals for thelosers.

Dharmajeet''s brace and a goal each by Gurjit Singh andSaranjit Singh helped Punjab overcome a determined Delhi towin 4-3 in a Group B tie.

Jagbir scored twice and Ajitesh Rai sounded the boardonce for Delhi.

Rani''s four goals gave Haryana a thumping victory overminnows Uttar Pradesh in a Group A women''s match.

Poonam Rani found the target twice while Surinder Kaurand Jasjeet Kaur scored one each to complete the 8-0 rout.

Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick while SoundaryaYendala and Rijuta Mullick sounded the board twice in MadhyaPradesh''s 8-0 thrashing of Delhi in a Pool B women''s tie.

Deepika Sharma rounded off the tally.

After a rest day tomorrow, the group matches will resumeon February 17.

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