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Sub-junior hockey: Odisha and MP academies to clash in final

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Bhopal, Oct 12 (IANS) Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre defeated Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy 5-2 to set up a clash with Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, who beat SGPC Hockey Academy 3-1, in the final of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship here on Tuesday.

In the first semi-final, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre registered a comfortable 5-2 win against Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy to seal a spot in the summit clash of the inaugural edition of the tournament.

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Ricky Tonjam (14′, 47′) and Aryan Xess (30′, 33′) starred with two goals each, while Premdayal Giri (52′) chipped in a goal in Odisha academy. Gursewak Singh (36′) and Lovenoor Singh (58′) were the goalscorers for Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy, Hockey India informed in a press release.

In the second semi-final, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy beat SGPC Hockey Academy 3-1 with Saddam Ahmad (12′), Zameer Mohammad (26′), and captain Ali Ahmad (49′) scoring a goal each. Joban Singh (21′) scored the only goal for SGPC Hockey Academy.

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The final will be played on Sunday morning with the 3rd/4th Place match between Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy and SGPC Hockey Academy scheduled before that.

–IANS

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