Mumbai (MHAL) lads displayed plenty of confidence and went on to emerge champions of the Hockey India 6th sub-junior National Hockey Championship 2016.
MHAL team pose after winning the sixth sub-Junior National Hockey Championship 2016 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Stadium in Raipur yesterday
In the final, MHAL (Mumbai Hockey Association Limited) edged out Hockey Maharashtra 6-5 via sudden death penalty shootout duel after the scores were level 3-3 at the end of regulation at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium at Raipur yesterday.
Worth that cost
mid-day recently reported, how parents and Mumbai Hockey Association officials paid from their own pockets to send the team by air after train tickets remained unconfirmed.
Mumbai captain Prince Chaurasia notched a fine hat-trick by scoring all the three goals for Mumbai.
Hockey Maharashtra got their goals throuh Taleb Shah’s penalty stroke conversion, a field effort by Ajinkya Jadhav and through Ganesh Patil’s penalty corner.
In the shootout, the Mumbai boys come out trumps to clinch the title. For Mumbai, Motiram Shirke, Prince Chaurasia, Shakil Qureshi and Naresh Katoute successfully converted in the tie-breaker, while Tausif Qureshi failed to convert with the fifth attempt.
Maharashtra missed the first try, but scored from the remaining four. Sudden death for Maha In the sudden death Mumbai made no mistake. while Maharashtra scored one but missed from the next, which ensured the title for MHAL.