Nagpur News : Sports Authority of India, Sundergarh (Orissa) and Sports Hostel, Pomposh, Rourkela defeated their respective rivals to storm into the semi-final of the 1st All India VHA-Nagpur Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organised by Vidarbha Hockey Association at its Amravati Road ground. The tournament is being held under the aegis of Hockey India.
In the 3rd quarter-final, SAI Sundergarh defeated Chennai XI 5-4 via tie breaker after both the teams were locked at 3-3 at the end of regulation time.
In the 4th quarter-final, Sports Hostel, Pomposh, Rourkela stunned VHA Senior Division runners-up Dhyanchand Hockey Academy 2-1.
In the first semi-final to be played on Friday, Maharashtra XI will lock horns with SAI, Sundergarh while VHA Senior Division Champions South East Central Railway (SECR) will meet Sports Hostel, Pomposh, Rourkela.
The first semi-final will be played at 2.30 pm followed by second semi-final at 4 pm.
SAI Sundergarh beat Chennai XI 5-4 via tie breaker (Full Time 3-3, Half Time 1-2)
Final score 5-4
For SAI Sundergarh min 15th , 43th Roshan Lakra
50th Suman Beck (PC)
For Chennai 8th Albert
34th Raja (C)
56th Shyam (PS);
Green Card Karan 48min (Chennai)
In Penalty Stroke 2-1
Tikei Kujur Not Scored
Sanjay Xalxo Scored
Sushil Ekka Not Scored
Roshan Lakra Not Scored
Antuni Kido (C) Scored
For Chennai XI
Shivmani.S Not Scored
Karan Not Scored
Raja Not Scored
Ramesh Not Scored
Sports Hostel, Pomposh, Orissa bt Dhyanchand Hockey Academy, Nagpur 2-1 (Half-time (1-0)
For Sports Hostel, Pomposh
7th min Anbin Barla
63rd Ashish Topno
For Dhyanchand Hockey Academy
48th Amir Khan.
CARDS: Green: Dhyanchand HA: Rahul Kalakoti, Wasim Khan Shahbaz Pathan
Yellow: Pomposh, Orissa: Thouphil Kujur.
1st: Maharashtra XI vs SAI, Sundergarh (2.30 pm)
2nd: South East Central Railway, Nagpur vs Sports Hostel, Pomposh, Orissa (4 pm).