Pune: Krida Prabodhini bagged a grand double in the Olympic Day 5-A-Side Hockey Championship (Men and Women) at the Maj. Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium, Nehrunagar-Pimpri on Saturday.
In the men’s final KP downed a fighting Railway Police 9-7 via the shoot out after sharing fourteen goals at the end of three quarters. Earlier, in the women’s final Krida Prabodhini made it a one-way run with a 9-1 win over Pune XI.
The men’s final was by far the best of the tournament, with Railway Police staging a determined comeback from a 2-5 deficit. A four-in-a-row scored in a span of ten minutes over Q2 and Q3 by Amol Bhosale helped the railway team share honours with KP at the end of regulation time.
In the shoot-out, KP had Rahul Shinde and Talib Shah score, while Prithavraj and Amol Bhosle failed with their attempts for Railway Police.
The women’s section had Rutuja Pisal (5 goals) lead the way for KP. Attacking from the start she scored four out of the five goals her team scored in Q1 (first quarter).
Thereafter, it was a score at will situation for KP with Vaishnavi Phalke (2 goals), Pooja Shendge and Akshata Dhekale (1 goal) making up the tally.
Women: Krida Prabodhini 9 (Rutuja Pisal 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th; Akshata Dhekale 7th; Vaishnavi Phalke 18th, 26th; Pooja Shendge 22nd) bt Pune XI 1 (Diksha Patil 9th).
Men: Krida Prabodhini: 7 (2) (Ganesh Patil 2nd, 7th; Talib Shah 3rd, 6th; Harish Shindge 11th; Rahul Shinde 28th; Aniket Gurav 29th; Rahul Shinde, Talib Shah) bt Railway Police: 7(0) (Sanket Sapkal 5th, 29th; Prithavraj Salunke 13th; Amol Bhosale 16th, 23rd, 24th, 25th).