Odisha score second win; Haryana trounce Jharkhand in U-17 KIYG hockey

U-21 Boys: Punjab vs UP. Punjab won 1-0.

Title contenders Haryana  began their campaign  on a fluent note as they  thrashed Jharkhand 10-0 in the (U-21) hockey competition  of the  2nd Khelo India Youth Games at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium on  Tuesday.

In another Pool  B fixture  in the U-21 category Odisha beat a spirited challenge from Maharashtra 6-3.

Haryana reduced  the match against Jharkhand  to a no-contest as they  scored at will  and led 4-0 at half time. The score line would have been much higher but  for the fact that winner’s missed  chances  galore.

Skipper Mandeep Mor with three  goals was the top scorer for  Haryana, while Abhishek, Mohit (two each),  Jasbir Antil,  Deepak  and Pankaj (one each) were the other goal-getters.

Odisha  dominated the proceedings in the early stages of the game and led 3-1 at half time but Maharashtra put up an improved display in the second session. However, it was a case of too little and too late.

For Odisha Abhisekh Lakra scored three  goals while Amit Chirmako, Krishna Tirkey  and Ashis Topno chipped in with a goal reach. Harish Shindgi, Malhari Chavan and Rohan Patil (one each) reduced the  margin  for the losers.

In Pool A, Punjab  won their second consecutive match by defeating Uttar Pradesh 1-0 . The all important goal was scored by Harmanjit Singh  who converted a penalty corner in the 57th minute.

In the U-17 section, Odisha rode on Sudeep Chirmako’s four goals   to outplay Maharashtra 7-0  to record their second successive win in Pool A.

Odisha, who beat Uttar Pradesh 3-1 in their opener, outplayed the hosts in all departments of the game and dominated the  proceedings. They led 3-0 at half time. Other goal getters for Odisha were Sunil Jojo, Sunit Lakra and Prasant  Lakra (one each)

In the other Pool A U-17 match Uttar Pradesh registered their first win  defeating  Delhi 6-0. Ajay Yadav (2), Pankaj Yadav, Suraj Singh, skipper Saurabh Anand and Rajan Gupta (one each) were the goal scorers.

Results: U-17 Boys:

Odisha  beat  Maharashtra 7-0  

Uttar Pradesh beat  Delhi 6-0

Results: U-21 Boys:  

Haryana beat Jharkhand 10-0

Odisha beat Maharashtra 6-3

Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh 1-0