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Hockey Gangpur both teams bag bronze in National Jr Hockey
Sportslogon Team May 6th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Super Sunday for Hockey Gangpur Odisha as both women and men teams finished third by winning over Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Odisha by 2-0 and 6-1 goals respectively in the 8th Hockey India National Junior Women and Men Div-A Championships, which concluded at Bhopal on Sunday.

In the Bronze Medal match, Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey 2-1 to overcome their disappointment of losing in the Semi-final match. Hockey Gangpur-Odisha started the match well and scored two goals in the opening half to secure a 2-0 lead at the half-time break. Goals for Hockey Gangpur-Odisha were scored by Janhabi Pradhan (24') and skipper Jiwan Kishori Toppo (35'). Uttar Pradesh Hockey tried to make an impact in the second half as they scored a goal in the 40th minute through Mumtaz Khan but Hockey Gangpur-Odisha held their nerve in the closing stages to secure the bronze medal.

Similarly, conceding a goal down Gangpur captain cool Pratap Lakra netted hattrick and the team thrashed Hockey Odisha by 6-1 goals. Gangpur boys were dominated the day with their attacking style from the initial minute, But Hockey Odisha got the lead in the 16th minutes through a goal by Dibesh Jojo.

Sanjay Xalxo scored the equaliser for the Gangpur team in the 24th minutes and he also scored another goal for the team in the 35th minutes. Pratap joined the party by scoring three goals in the 27th, 59th and 63rd minutes, while Sandeep Chirmoka contributed a goal 32nd minutes. .
This news was added and updated on : May 6th 2018
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