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Mix results for Odisha team in National Hockey
Sportslogon Team May 10th 2017

Bhubaneswar : Odisha teams got a mixed results in the inaugural day, while Hockey Odisha win over Hockey Andhra Pradesh and Hockey Gangpur Odisha suffered defeat from Sports Authority of India in the 7th Hockey India Sub Junior National Championship Men ‘A’ division in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Though Hockey Gangpur- Odisha began on a dominating note with a 25th minute goal by Deepak Ekka, two back-to-back goals by Ankush of Sports Authority of India in the 28th and 34th minute put pressure on the winners from previous edition. After ending the first half in 1-2 deficit, Hockey Gangpur- Odisha couldn’t convert chances in the second half and it didn’t help their cause when Vishnukant Singh struck third goal for Sports Authority of India in the 54th minute to win their opening tie.

In the second match of the day, Hockey Odisha scored a convincing 4-0 win against Hockey Andhra Pradesh. It was Sushil Dhanwar who starred for Hockey Odisha with hat-trick of goals in the 35th, 42nd and 68th minute to clinch the match for his team.

While his first goal came off a penalty corner, the other two were field goals. An 18th minute goal by Matiyas Dang helped the team secure early 1-0 lead which was further capitalized through Sushil Dhanwar’s heroics. .
This news was added and updated on : May 10th 2017
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