CRZ to meet SDAS in final

Mahipal and Sunny Malik struck a brace each as CRZ Senior Secondary School, Sonepat registered a comprehensive 6-2 win against Indira Priyadarshini High School, Bhopal in the semifinals of the 45th Nehru Junior hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.

The Bhopal team raced to a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of play but thereafter, it was Sonepat all the way as the Haryana boys took their time to settle and then kept coming in waves to score at will. Abdul Shakib and Ravi Panche scored for the losing side.

CRZ would now take on Sain Dass AS Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar in the final after the latter beat SGTB Khalsa School, Bakala 5-3. Sandeep Kumar, who scored three goals for the winner, was named man-of-the-match.

The results: Semifinals: CRZ, Sonepat 6 (Mahipal 2, Sunny Malik 2, Deepak, Yashdeep Siwach) bt IPHS, Bhopal 2 (Abdul Shakib, Ravi Panche); SDAS, Jalandhar 5 (Sandeep Kumar, Sudarshan Singh, Dilpreet Singh) bt SGTB Khalsa, Bakala 3 (Nishan Singh, Parmeet Singh, Bachitar Singh).

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