Nankana Public School, Chachrari Center advance to semi-finals : The Tribune India

Sports correspondent

Ludhiana, May 26

Nankana Sahib Public School (NSPS) in Rampur Chhanna (Amargarh) and Chachrari Hockey Center have recorded quarter-final victories in the sub-junior section of Olympian Prithipal Singh’s current Sevens Hockey League in the village of Jarkhar on Wednesday.


Similarly, in the senior section, in matches played on AstroTurf under the spotlight, Sahnewal’s Kila Raipur and Batch Mate Club emerged victorious in their respective quarter-finals to secure places in the final four stages.

In the sub-junior category, NSPS, Rampur Chhanna edged Jatana Hockey Center 5-4 in a tiebreaker as the game was tied 2-2 during the regular period while Chachrari Hockey Center defeated Eknoor Academy 4-0.

Jarkhar Hockey Academy and Rampur Hockey Center, Doraha had already qualified for the semi-finals.

In the senior section, in the first quarter-final, Kila Raipur survived a scare against Jatana Hockey Club before claiming the 9-8 victory. Navtej Singh, Sarbjot Singh and Sukhwant Singh were the main architects of Kila Raipur’s victory, scoring three goals each.

The second quarter-final was played between Batch Mate Club, Sahnewal and Rampur Hockey Center in which the alumni emerged 6-2 winners. Rajvir Singh and Manpreet Singh each scored a hat-trick to lead their team to the semi-finals.

In the senior section, Jarkhar Hockey Academy and Chachrari Hockey Center are the other two teams that qualified for the semi-finals.

Harjeet Singh Gill, Chief Engineer, Central Area, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, along with Nirmal Singh Jaura, Director, Youth Welfare, Punjab Agricultural University and Ravinder Singh Rangoowal were the guests of honor on the day. The organizers thanked the guests and honored them.

Jagroop Singh Jarkhar, chief organizer, said the semi-finals will be played on May 28 and the two finals are scheduled for Sunday.

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