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Chhattisgarh, Calcutta qualify for quarter-finals

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Mar 25 (UNI) Chhattisagarh Calcutta, hosts Bhakra and Beas Management Board, Punjab State Electricity Board, Haryana Vitran Prasaran Nigam Limited, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh advanced to the quarter-finals of the 32nd All India Electricity Boards Hockey Tournament here today.

Calcutta recorded two victories today to top A. In the morning session, they outplayed Chhattisgarh by 5-0 after leading 3-0 at half time. Later in the evening, Calcutta routed Andhra Pradesh Tranco by 3-0.

Calcutta dominated against Chhattisgarh and forced eight penalty corners in the 60-minute stipulated period. However, they showed poor penalty corner conversion technique as they wasted these opportunities. However, the Calcutta forwards scored five field goals. A Tirkey contributed two by scoring in the 27th and 29th minute. S Majhi (25th), K Kujur (36th) and S Tarapfdar (37th) contributed one goal each.

Despite the defeat, Chhattisgarh also qualified for quarter-final with one win and one loss.

Later, Calcutta logged full points at the expense of AP Tranco whom they beat by 3-0 after gaining 1-0 lead in the first half. A Tikrey (4th), R Rajbhar (32nd) and S Saha (38th) scored one goal each.

In a pool C last league outing, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board gave a hockey lesson to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation by handing them a 7-0 drubbing. Captain Illango (31 st and 54th minutes) and Suresh Kumar (38th and 50th) scored two goals each for the winners. Ganesh Moorthy (14th), Muruganesan (22nd) and Slukumaran (55 th) made one goal each to swell the winners' victory margin.


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