GWALIOR, February 07, 2019: Semi-finalists have been spotted in the 9th Hockey India Senior (Men) National Hockey Championship 2019 (A Division) here today.
Defending Champions Hockey Punjab remained focused on their goal as they beat Hockey Haryana by a convincing margin of 3-0 in the first quarter-final of the day. It was star duo Akashdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh who ensured winning scoreline for their team with Akashdeep scoring a double in the 46th and 54th minute while Ramandeep scored the opening goal in the 25th minute.
In the second quarter-final, Punjab and Sind Bank narrowly beat Air India Sports Promotion Board 3-2 to make the Semi Final. It was Gaganpreet Singh who starred for the winners with double goals in the 9th and 59th minute. Satbir Singh (42nd) was the other goal-scorer for Punjab and Sind Bank while Abharan Sudev (23rd) and Mohammed Raheel Mouseen (45th) scored for Air India Sports Promotion Board.
In another quarter-final, The Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd was a no-match to Petroleum Sports Promotion Board as they lost 0-5. Hardik Singh (39th, 52nd) scored twice for the winners, while Harmanpreet Singh (40'), Affan Yousuf (44') and Talwinder Singh (60th) added to their scoreline.
In the fourth quarter-final, Railway Sports Promotion Board beat Hockey Karnataka 5-0. Amit Rohidas scored twice in the 10th and 41st minute while Pratap Lakra scored in the 21st minute, and Harsahib Singh scored in the 48th minute to seal a semi-final berth.