Assam wins 8th Sub-junior National Hockey Championship


  • Assam wins 8th Sub-junior National Hockey Championship
15-01-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Assam Hockey team fought back from a 0-2 setback in the first half to beat Rajasthan Hockey team by 3-2 in the final of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division) in Hojai Hockey stadium on Sunday.

Playing in front of a energetic audience, Hockey Rajasthan were quick to take the lead with two goals by Shivam (22’) and Romit Pal (31’) but the fight-back by hosts Assam captured the fascinated attention of the local crowds as they began the second half with positive intent.

Their first breakthrough came in as Manish Sahani (39’) scored off a penalty stroke. He then converted a PC in the 57th minute to equalise. The hosts held on to their nerves not falling back in the last few minutes only to score via Abdullah Khan (69’).

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also witnessed the final match and interacted with players from both teams.

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