Pune: Railway Police remained unbeaten downing Food Corporation of India (FCI) 8-3 in the inaugural Olympic Day 5-A-Side Hockey Championship at the Major Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium, Nehrunagar-Pimpri here on Tuesday.
Railway Police and FCi battled out a stiff first quarter (Q1) to share honours 1-1. Prithviraj Salunke (2nd) put cops up 1-0 and Akash Pawar (8th) helped FCI level terms 1-1.
The second quarter had Railway Police run through proceedings and lead 4-2. In the final quarter Q3 they ran riot and finished with an 8-3 score-line. The victory was architected by Prithviraj Salunke (4 goals), Amol Bhosale (3) and Omkar Musale (1).
Earlier, in the women’s section, Priyadarshini Sports Centre hammered a hapless SNBP Academy 10-3 in a great comeback. The first quarter was a rush from both sides with Priyadarshini SC ending up 2-3 in arrears.
SNBP, thereafter, choked allowing Priyadarshini to pump in eight goals in the two quarters spanning 20 minutes. The winners were led by a 4-goal strike by Pratiksha Satav (7th, 9th, 21st, 24th), , Shivani Bawdekar (2 goals), Jasmine Shaikh, Precy S, Shivani Bist, Pragati Jeage (1 goal each ).
In a late Monday encounter, Aspat Academy won a 21-goal encounter - the highest match-score of the tournament so far when they accounted for Chikalwadi Young Boys 13-8. The winners had Swapnil Dhere (6 goals) lead the way in this Pool-D encounter.
Women: Priyadarshini Sports Centre 10 (Pratiksha Satav 7th, 9th, 21st, 24th; Jasmine Shaikh 16th, Shivani Bawdekar 17th, 18th; Precy S 19th; Shivani Bist 22nd; Pragati Jeage 27th) bt SNBP Academy 3 (Anjali Sarode 4th, 10th; Ester Pandya 8th).
Pool-A: Railway Police 8 (Prithviraj Salunke 2nd, 16th, 21st, 23rd; Amol Bhosale 12th, 27th; 19th; Omkar Musale 25th) bt Food Corporation of India (FCI) 3 (Akash Pawar 8th; Vikram Yadav 11th, 24th).
Pool-C: Priyadarshini Sports Centre 14 (Pranav Mane 3rd; Atharva Kamble 4th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 25th; Ajinkya Kalbhor 5th, 8th; Aman Sharma 7th, 15th; Sajid Shah 9th, 27th; Abdul Salamani 12th; Adarsh Jadhav 22nd) bt Friends Union 1 (Rehan Shaikh 28th).
Pool-D: Aspat Academy 13 (Swapnil Dhere 6th, 8th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 25th; Akshay Rajpur 7th; Shakti Thakur 9th, 12th, 23rd; Shubham Thakur 14th, 27th, 29th) bt Chikalwadi Young Boys 8 (Karan Durga 15th, 17th, 21st, 30th; Selvaraj Pillay 24th,; Harsh Muthaiya 26th, 28th, 29th).