Host Haryana rallied to pip Chandigarh 5-4 in the final to lift the title in the National junior women’s hockey championship at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports complex, Rai, here on Friday.

Haryana opened the account in the 16th minute with the help of an ‘own goal,’ scored through Navjot Kaur (24th minute).

Navneet Kaur (44th) and Reena Rani (55th, 67th) scored the rest.

Pooja Rani (14th, 59th), Hardeep Kaur (3rd) and Navpreet Kaur (52th) found the target for Chandigarh.

Kaur is best player

Haryana’s centre forward Navneet Kaur, who scored 21 goals in the championship, was adjudged the best player of the event.

Jharkhand defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) 3-2 to finish third.

Sabnam Lakra (46th, 48th) and Punam M. Tete (53rd) hit home for Jharkhand, while Reena Khokhar (34th, 37th) scored the goals for MPHA.

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