Bombay Gold Cup hockey: Navy, Central Railway off to a positive start
Mumbai Super League champions, Indian Navy, and Central Railway, recorded contrasting wins in the 51st All India Bombay Gold Cup hockey tournament here yesterday
Indian Navy and Bombay Republicans players vie for the ball during the Bombay Gold Cup tie in Churchgate yesterday. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Mumbai Super League champions, Indian Navy, and Central Railway, recorded contrasting wins in the 51st All India Bombay Gold Cup hockey tournament here yesterday.
The sailors struck late form and cruised to a 4-0 win against Bombay Republicans in a Pool 'D' league match at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium
Navy scored through Jugraj Singh (10th minute), Kuldeep Singh junior (50th), Nitin Pawar (61st) and Pawan Rajbhar (69th) to rout Republicans.
Central beat Army XI (Delhi), 2-1 victory in Pool B. Central took an early second-minute lead against the army outfit through Mohammed Nizamuddin. Central scored their second goal via Nitin Pawar.
The armymen came back fighting and made a series of raids. They also earned six penalty corners, but could only convert from one through Rahul Singh in the 47th minute to reduce the deficit.
Later, Solankar and defender Ruben Kedari made some fine saves to deny the Army side from finding the equaliser.
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