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

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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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