Excellency clinch double crown

SPORTS REPORTER
Monday, 1 April 2019

Pune: Excellency Hockey Academy boys and girls defeated respective opponents to clinch the title of the Moti John Trophy Memorial Hockey Tournament, which concluded at the Major Dhyan Chand poligras stadium in Pimpri on Sunday.

In the boys final match, Excellency Hockey Academy beat Food Corporation Of India 6-1 to walk home with the trophy. 

Pune: Excellency Hockey Academy boys and girls defeated respective opponents to clinch the title of the Moti John Trophy Memorial Hockey Tournament, which concluded at the Major Dhyan Chand poligras stadium in Pimpri on Sunday.

In the boys final match, Excellency Hockey Academy beat Food Corporation Of India 6-1 to walk home with the trophy. 

Darshan Gawkar from Excellency scored the first goal in the 34th minute. Two minutes later Yuvraj Walmiki’s shot made it to the nets making it 2-0. Walmiki scored his second goal in the 41st minute as the Excellency boys were in control of the match.

Aniket Muthaya scored the fourth goal in the 48th minute while Devendra Walmiki scored the fifth goal in the 52nd minute. Affan Yousaf sealed the deal for Excellency scoring the sixth goal in the 55th minute.

Meanwhile, Venkatesh Devkar scored the lone goal for Food Corporation Of India in the 44th minute.

Excellency girls win
Excellency Hockey Academy defeated Five Star 3-0 to walk home with the women’s title. Fouziya Shaikh scored the opener for Excellency Hockey Academy in the 8th minute. Nikhat Shaikh doubled the lead in the very next minute as her shot made it to the nets.

Later Ruqqaiya Shaikh scored the third goal for Excellency in the 10th minute as Excellency walked home with the win.

In the battle for the third place, St Joseph’s Pashan defeated Super XI Girls Academy 1-0. 

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