With the help of attacking hockey in last quarter Indian Oil bounce back and beat Indian Navy Mumbai by 3-2 in the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here this evening to earn three points. In the second match Punjab Police and Punjab & Sind Bank Delhi locked at 1-1 Draw and split points one each.
In Pool A Indian Navy played good and fast hockey in first three quarters of the match. They took lead in the 24th minute of the play when their Nitesh netted the ball from right flank (1-0). At half time Indian Navy was leading by 1-0.
After lemon break in the 37th minute Indian navy struck once again, this time Pawan Rajbhar scored the field goal with reverse flick from left flank (2-0). After that Indian Oil Bounce back. In 50th minute International Gurjinder Singh converted penalty corner for Indian Oil (1-2).
After 2 minutes Indian Oil’s International Talwinder Singh netted the ball from the pass of Karajwinder Singh (2-2). In the last minute of the match Gurjinder Singh scored the winning goal for the Indian Oil (3-2).
In second match in Pool B Punjab Police Jalandhar and Punjab & Sind bank Delhi teams played calculated hockey. In the first half of the match both teams are goalless. In the 37th minute of the play Bankmen earned penalty corner, their Gaganpreet Kaur convert it to get lead (1-0). In the 52nd minute equalizer comes for Police from the stick of Olympian Gurvinder Singh (1-1).