SKS Academy, MRS Academy win
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (UNI) Sant Karam Singh Academy of Jalandhar and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy of Amritsar recorded hard-fought victories in the league matches of the fifth SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior Under-14 Hockey Tournament being played at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here this evening.
In the first league fixture, Sant Karam Singh Academy prevailed over GTB Sports Academy of Baba Bakala by 3-2. It was Baba Bakala team which drew the first blood when Harjot Singh scored a field goal in the eighth minute. Sant KS Academy restored parity in the 25th when Satbir beat the Baba Bakala defence. Maintaining their pressure, the Jalandhar team forged ahead with Manshukhdeep finding the object in the 49th minute. Baba Bakala went all out and their moves bore fruits as they neutralised the lead in the 56th minute through Gurpreet. The match played on equal terms became more absorbing as they shared four goals.
However, Ramandeep snatched the match-winner in the 59th minute for Sant Karam Singh Academy. Gurpreet Singh was declared man of the match. In the second quarter-final outing Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy of Amritsar eked out a 1-0 win over Surjit Academy of Jalandhar. The all-important goal was scored byYugraj Singh in the 49th minute after a barren first half. Jaskaran Singh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy was declared the man of the match.
Tomorrow's fixtures: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy vs Sant Karam Singh Academy (3.45 p.m.) and Surjit Hockey Academy vs GTB Academy Baba Bakala ( 5 p.m.) UNI XC PS DH PC2101