Pune: 5 Star Sports Club girls defeated Priyadarshini Sports Centre 2-0 to clinch the title in the girls category of the 9-A-Side Hockey Tournament which concluded at the Major Dhyan Chand Poligras Stadium, Pimpri on Sunday.
5 Star SC who have been impressive this tournament took the lead in the ninth minute when Durga Shinde’s shot made it to the nets with the pass being given by Neha.
Later, Aarti Khetawat scored the first goal in the 20th minute with a pass from Pooja.
Priyadarshini Sports Centre girls tried their best to get on the scoreline but none of their shots made it to the nets. In he end, the 5 Star Sports Club girls walked home with the trophy.
In the men’s battle, Central Railway defeated opponents Food Corporation Of India with the score of 4-1 to lay hands on the trophy.
Both the teams took to the ground with determination and victory in mind as it was the title which was at stake. Central Railway took the all important lead in the 13th minute when Yuvraj Walmiki scored with a pass from Aniket.
The second goal for Central Railway was scored by Satish Patil in the 23rd minute with a pass from Yuvraj Walmiki. Aniket Sapkal scored the third goal in the 30th minute with a pass from Romesh Pillay. Yuvraj Walmiki struck again scoring the fourth goal in the 35th minute with a pass from Ruben Kedari.
Meanwhile, Vikram Yadav scored the lone goal for Food Corporation Of India in the 36th minute with a pass from Vijay Singh.
Earlier in the battle for the third place, Railway Police defeated BEG 4-1. Subastin Das, Vishal Pillay, Yuvraj Walmiki, Venkat Kenche and Dhanraj Singh were adjudged the best players.
Girls: 5 Star Sports Club 2 (Durga Shinde 9th, Aarti Khetawat 20th) bt Priyadarshini Sports Centre 0.
Men: Central Railway 4 (Yuvraj Walmiki 13th, 35th, Satish Patil 23rd, Aniket Sapkal 30th) bt Food Corporation Of India 1 (Vikram Yadav 36th).