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Hockey Odisha, Gangpur enter National Men Hockey semis
Sportslogon Team May 3rd 2018

Bhubaneswar : Hockey Odisha and Hockey Gangpur Odisha both the Odisha men teams edged out Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Uttar Pradesh Hockey by 3-1 and 4-2 in the penalty shoot out respectively and entered the semifinal rounds of the 8th Hockey India National Jr Men Hockey Championships at Bhopal on Thursday.

In the semifinals on Friday, Hockey Odisha and Hockey Gangpur Odisha will meet Hockey Punjab and Hockey Haryana respectively.

In the quarterfinals, Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey 4-2 in the penalty shootout after the scores remained 2-2 after the regulation time. Goals for Hockey Gangpur-Odisha were scored by skipper Pratap Lakra (5') and Manoj Jojo (24') while Ajay Yadav (23') and skipper Mohd Faraz (38') scored the goals for Uttar Pradesh Hockey.

In the Penalty Shootout, Hockey Gangpur-Odisha's shots were converted by Sibren Lakra, Sanjay Xalxo, Sudeep Chirmako and Pratap Lakra while Vishal Kant Singh and Uttam Singh converted for Uttar Pradesh Hockey.

Similarly, Hockey Odisha win over Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 3-1 in the penalty shootout after the scores remained tied at 1-1 after regulation time.

The goal for Hockey Odisha was scored by Sudhir Kujur (39') while Mohd Talib (64') scored the only goal for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy.

Whereas, in the penalty shootout, Hockey Odisha's shot were converted by Ashwin Kujur, Sudhir Kujur and Krishna Tirkey while Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy's only shot was converted by Harshdeep Kapoor. .
This news was added and updated on : May 3rd 2018
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