Pune: Central Railway won an exciting twelve-goal thriller downing a fighting Green Meadows 7-5 in the inaugural Olympic Day 5-A-Side Hockey Championship (Men and Women) at the Maj. Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium, Nehrunagar-Pimpri on Sunday.
Aniket Muthaiya was the star for the railwaymen scoring three goals, two coming in the third quarter (Q3) which made the difference.
The Pool-B encounter began with Green Meadows’ Sangaram Pokle (7th) scoring the only goal in the first quarter (Q1). Down by a goal Central Railway did well in the second quarter to level at 4-4.
The last quarter saw Rubin Kedari (22nd) give the railwaymen the lead and then had Aniket (25th & 26th) score to take the match away from Green Meadows. In the last minute the losers had Abhishek Swami (30th) reduce the margin.
In the women’s section, 5 Star downed SNBP Academy 10-0 in Pool-B.
Pool-A: Pashan XI 8 (Rudrani Sakhare 4th; Vinchelle D’Souza 9th; Pratima Singh 13th, 23rd, 26th; Sakshi Lingayat 19th; Rucha Gaikwad 28th, 29th) bt New M School: 0.
Pool-B: 5 Star 10 (Samrudhi Zujam 3rd, 4th, 5th; Durga Shinde 5th, 29th; Aarti Shinde 6th; Diksha Awghade 8th, 21st; Pooja Rathod 14th, 20th) bt SNBP Academy 1 (Anjali Sarode 16th).
Pool-A: Railway Police 16 (Omkar Musale 1st, 3rd, 8th, 24th, 24th, 25th; Sanket Sapkal 4th, 21st, 22nd; Prithviraj Salunke 4th, 11th, 12th, 29th, 29th; Prakash Sapkal 20th 28th) bt Khadki Education Society 1 (Ashutosh Chavre 23rd).
Pool-B: Central Railway 7 (Ramesh Pillay 1st; Aniket Muthaiya 13th, 25th, 26th; Ashish Bhosale 15th; Aniket Sakpal 16th; Ruben Kedari 22nd) bt Green Meadows 5 (Sdifen Swami 4th, 18th; Sangaram Pokle 7th, 15th; Abhishek Swami 30th).
Pool-B: Krida Prabhodhini 7 (Talib Shah 3rd, 4th; Rahul Shinde 5th, 29th; Harish Shindgi 8th; Aniket Gurav 22nd, 24th) bt City Police 0.
Pool-C: Priyadarshini Sports Centre 9 (Atharva Kamble 6th, 24th; Ajinkya Kalbhor 9th, 20th; Abdul Salami 16th; Aman Sharma 17th, 21st; Pranav Manav 23rd; Sajid Shah 29th) bt Kids XI 2 (Harjeet Singh 26th; Amit Bhosale 29th).
Pool-D: Khadki United 7 (Vrushoth 4th, 19th; Anand G 5th; Gufrun 7th, 22nd; Aifaz Y 23rd, 27th) bt Aspat Academy 3 (A Aspat 6th; S Dhere 26th, 29th).