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DAV,Jalandhar set up repeat title clash with JNPG College, Bhopal

New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) Defending champion DAV, Jalandhar and runners up Jawaharlal Nehru PG College,Bhopal chalked out contrasting victories over their rivals to set up a repeat title clash in the 15th SAIl-Nehru Champion colleges hockey tournament here today.

DAV Jalandhar waged a grim battle to pip SGGS College Chandigarh 2-1, while in other semi final Bhopal side outplayed Lyallapur Khalsa College, Jalandhar 3-1.

In a fast paced encounter, DAV Jalandhar took the lead in the 25th minute through Lakhwinder singh who sent the ball into the cage off a penalty corner.

Two minutes into the second session Chandigarh boys drew parity when Rajesh Kumar scored off a penalty corner.

However Ajay Kumar managed to score the the winner for Jalandhar in the injury time Earlier Bhopal college fought back after conceding an early goal to emerge easy winner against Khalsa, Jalandhar.

Bikramjeet put Khalsa ahead in the third minute but Arif equalised for Bhopal in the 14th minute.

The teams were level 1-1 at half time.

Six minutes into the second sesssion, Irfan Ali scored a fine goal to put Bhopal ahead and four minutes later Juber Ahmead sealed match for his side scoring the third goal.

The final is slated for tomorrow.


Story first published: Thursday, February 14, 2008, 20:36 [IST]
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