Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Under the 8th Junior National Hockey Championship, 2018, which has been started today, 7 matches were played in girls’ category (B- division) with 3 matches each at Aishbagh Stadium and Major Dhyanchand Stadium while 1 match at SAI Stadium.
In today’s matches, Hockey Andhra Pradesh, Assam Hockey, Hockey Bihar, Sports Authority of Gujarat- Hockey Academy, Hockey Rajasthan and Hockey Himachal tasted their first victories.
The match between Hockey Central India and Bengaluru Hockey Association ended in a draw with score 1-1, while in another match, Kerala Hockey gained walkover because of the absence of Hockey Jammu & Kashmir Team.
Under the championship, the first match was played between Hockey Andhra Pradesh and Goa Hockey at Aishbagh Stadium (pitch no. 1), in which Hockey AP won by a difference of 6-0.
The second match between Hockey Central India and Bengaluru Hockey Association was ended in a draw with the score of 1-1. In another match, Assam Hockey completely thrashed Hockey Pondicherry by scoring 20 goals against their nil to earn a much-deserved victory.
In the matches played at Major Dhyanchand Stadium (pitch no. 2), Hockey Bihar defeated Manipur Hockey by 8-0, Sports Authority of Gujarat- Hockey Academy defeated Telangana Hockey by 11-3 and Hockey Rajasthan beat Bengal Hockey Association by 10-0 in the three consecutive matches respectively.
At the SAI Stadium (pitch no.3), Hockey Himachal defeated the host team, Hockey Madhya Pradesh by 4-2. On 21st April, the second day of the championship, 10 matches of boys’ category and 8 matches of girls’ category will be played.
Today’s matches: 3 matches each at Aishbagh and Major Dhyanchand Stadium while 2 matches at SAI Stadium will be played today, starting at 7 am. Likewise, 4 matches at Aishbagh Stadium and 3 matches each at Major Dhyanchand Stadium and SAI Stadium will be played on Saturday, from 11:30 am.