Delhi girls beat their counterparts from Sirsa 5-1 in the 17th Nehru Juniors Girls Hockey Tournament here at the National Stadium on Wednesday. Girls from Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya, Delhi scored the first goal by way of a penalty-corner in the 24th minute. Sirsa, however, came back and scored one four minutes later.
After this, however, Delhi dominated the match, scoring their second goal in the 43rd minute followed by a successful penalty-corner conversion three minutes later. In the 55th and 58th minutes, the Delhi girls stamped their authority by scoring the fourth and fifth goal respectively.
Renu of Delhi was declared the player of the match.
In another match, Jai Hind Junior High School from Imphal, Manipur beat New Model English Junior College from Kolhapur, Maharashtra 3-1. For Manipur, L.Bijeta was named the player of the match.
In another match of the tournament, it was JV Raja Sports School Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, which proved too good for Our Lady of Rosary High School, Goa, as they routed the latter 4-0.
Amity United edged past ARC Shillog on the third day of the Durand Cup qualifiers at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday, going through to the next round after a penalty shootout.
Despite dominating possession throughout the 90 minutes, the Army team could not score against Amity, which defended stoically but rarely got a shot at the ARC goal.
After 90 minutes, the match went into penalties, where mistakes by Shillong’s Meithei and Zuala gave victory to Amity, a team mostly composed of students and amateurs.
“Yes, we were lucky, but we had a few shots at the goal. Now we have to think of our next match,” said Hans Raj, the Amity coach.