Pune: Hosts SNBP Academy, Hockey Coorg, defending champions MP Academy and Bhilwara Hockey Academy stormed into the quarterfinals with contrasting victories over their opponents in the 2nd SNBP All-India Hockey Tournament 2016 (Boys’ Under-16), at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi, on Tuesday.
The match of the day was witnessed in Group-B in which SNBP Academy prevailed 5-4 over Hockey Sindewahi in an evenly contested battle which was settled via Suraj Mane’s twin strikes in the last five minutes of play.
Aware that a victory would help enter the knock out round, both teams maintained their opponent did not go out of reach in scoring. SNBP academy drew first blood when Chirag Mane (5th) converted a penalty corner to go up 1-0.
Shivam Nagapure (18th) levelled scored for Hockey Sindewahi.
It took a minute thereafter for SNBP to lead again when Naresh Chatole (19th) scored. On resumption, Akshay Shende (33rd) levelled (2-2). SNBP suffered a setback when Hockey Sindewahi Suraj Chandankhede (44th) turned tables to take the lead.
However, SNBP turned tables with Permeshwar Jadhav (48th) making it 3-3. SNBP fell in arrears via a Md. Zuber Qureshi (50th) strike before Chirag Mane stepped in with a
MP Academy rolled ahead from Group-A with a massive 11-0 win over Hockey Ghaziabad with Ali Ahmed netting thrice and Satyam Barde, Hemam Amarjit, Shreyas Dhupe and Haider Ali scoring twice.
From Group-F, Bhilwara Hockey Academy walked into the quarterfinals when Hockey Kerala did a no show, while Hockey Coorg settled for a 4-0 victory over GHPS Adacemy
Group-C: Hockey Coorg: 4 (Gyan Ganpathay BB 33rd, Monish Mandanna 37th; Yashwant K.M 58th; Mohammed Humaiz 64th) bt GHPS, Rajasthan: 0. HT: 1-0
Group-A: MP Academy: 11 (Satyam Barde 16th, 59th; Shreyas Dhupe 28th, 57th; Ali Ahmed 45th, 47th, 68th; Hemam Amarjit 60th, 63rd; Haider Ali 66th, 70th) bt Hockey Ghaziabad: 0. HT: 2-0
Group-B: SNBP Academy: 5 (Chirag Mane 5th, 54th, 60th; Naresh Chatole 19th; Permeshwar Jadhav 48th) bt Hockey Sindewahi: 4 (Shivam Nagapure 18th; Akshay Shende 33rd; Suraj Chandankhede 44th; Md. Zuber Qureshi 50th). HT: 2-2
Group-E: RDT Academy, Andhra Pradesh: 8 (Mangapatanam Kiran 3rd; Daruru Jaswanth 8th; Mareppagari Kumar 11th, 24th; Patcha Kumar 16th; Pasupuleti Mouli 22nd; Charagulla Prashanth 53rd; Jemla Naik 55th) bt Hockey Kolhapur: 0. HT: 5-0
Group-H: Citizen Academy, New Delhi: 2 (Sachin 26th; Abdul Qadir 54th) bt Nagpur Academy: 2 (Raunak Choudhary 4th; Bhushan Yende 57th). HT: 1-1
Group-F: Bhilwara Hockey Academy w/o Hockey Kerala0