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National Women's Hockey League: Haryana win another, MP stun Maharashtra

Hockey Haryana continued their winning streak while Hockey Madhya Pradesh stunned Hockey Maharashtra.

National Womens Hockey League: Haryana win another, MP stun Maharashtra

Hockey Haryana in action at the National Women's Hockey League. (Photo Credits: Hockey India)


Press Release

Updated: 5 May 2024 7:06 AM GMT

Day 5 of the National Women’s Hockey League 2024 (Phase 1) saw Hockey Haryana and Hockey Madhya Pradesh win their respective matches, which took place at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Saturday.

Hockey Haryana wins thriller against Hockey Bengal

In the opening match of the day, Hockey Haryana defeated Hockey Bengal 4-3 to bring up their third consecutive victory. Hockey Bengal was off the blocks and running in no time with Silbiya Nag (2’) converting a penalty corner early in the game. Selestina Horo (19’) then doubled their lead with a penalty corner conversion in the second quarter.

Hockey Haryana Captain Neelam (20’) quickly retaliated with a penalty corner conversion to reduce the deficit as Hockey Bengal led 2-1 at halftime.

Nandni (41’) converted another penalty corner for Hockey Haryana to level the score before Shashi Khasa (43’) converted yet another penalty corner to help Hockey Haryana take the lead. Pinki (46’) scored a field goal early in the final quarter to take Hockey Haryana to a 4-2 lead.

Shanti Horo (51’) scored a field goal for Hockey Bengal to create a possibility of a comeback but Hockey Haryana held onto their lead as they won the game 4-3.

Hockey Madhya Pradesh overcomes Hockey Maharashtra

In the day's second showdown, Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Hockey Maharashtra 2-1. After a quiet first half without any goals, Hockey Madhya Pradesh broke the deadlock late in the third quarter with a field goal from Aanchal Sahu (45’) to take the lead.

Hockey Maharashtra Captain Ashwini Kolekar (50’) scored a field goal in just under five minutes into the final quarter to level the score.

However, Swati (54’) put Hockey Madhya Pradesh back in the lead with a field goal. They then played a tight defence to retain their one-goal lead and win the game 2-1.

Later in the day, Hockey Mizoram will take on Manipur Hockey, while Hockey Jharkhand will lock horns with the Hockey Association of Odisha.

Also, the Hockey Association of Odisha defeated Manipur Hockey 2-1, while Hockey Jharkhand beat Hockey Madhya Pradesh 1-0 in their respective matches that were played late in the evening on Friday.

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