Hussain Silver Cup: Ajit ‘tricks, nets 6 in Hockey Pune landslide win over Kids XI; KP thrash PCMC XI

July 4, 2019, Pune

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Hockey Pune and Balewadi-based Krida Prabodhini showed no mercy in handing Kids XI and PCMC XI massive defeats, respectively, at the Dhyanchand hockey stadium on Tuesday. Hockey Pune led the scoring charts teaching Kids XI a lesson with a 19-0 verdict. Krida Prabodhini earlier handed PCMC XI a 14-0 defeat.

The architect of Hockey Pune win was a six-goal performance by Ajit Singh. The others contributing in bulk were skipper Abdul Salmani and Arvind Kumar who netted three each. The star of the day was Ajit who netted had a hat-trick in the 19th, 21st, 23rd minutes and later added three more in the 26th, 32nd, 51st minutes.

The other scorers for Hockey Pune were Talib Shah, Kanchan Rajbhar with two-each, while Avneesh Sen, Gunendra and Sabistian Das. In the mid-day clash, Krida Prabodhini had eight players get onto the scorers’ list as they netted five in the first half and then knocked in nine goals against a hapless PCMC XI.

Triple strikes by Harish Shingdi (16th, 48th, 52nd), who netted his second off a penalty-stroke and Rohan Patil (24th, 41st, 43rd) were complimented by a brace each by Venkatesh Kenche (45th, 50th) and Dhairshil Jadhav (55th, 58th). The other goal-getters were Santosh Bharde (14th), skipper Aniket Gurav (19th), Ganesh Patil (22nd) and Rahul Shinde (36th).

Results:

Hockey Lovers 3 (Pranay Garsund 14th, Akash Belitkar 26th, Harsh Muthaya 51st) bt Raja Bangla SC 0; half time: 2-0.

Krida Prabhodhini 14 (Santosh Bharde 14th; Harish Shingdi 16th, 48th, 52nd; Aniket Gurav 19th; Ganesh Patil 22nd; Rohan Patil 24th, 41st, 43rd; Rahul Shinde 36th; Venkatesh Kenche 45th, 50th; Dhairshil Jadhav 55th, 58th) bt PCMC XI 0; half time: 5-0.

Hockey Pune 19 (Abdul Salmani 6th, 10th, 28th; Talib Shah 9th, 39th; Ajit Singh 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 32nd, 51st; Arvind Kumar 25th, 27th, 54th; Avneesh Sen 31st; Gunendra 38th; Sabistian Das 42nd; Kanchan Rajbhar 44th, 50th) bt Kids XI 0; half time: 10-0.

Today’s fixtures:
12 noon: Narayangaon Hockey Club v Railway Police Boys
1:15 PM: Green Meadows v Vikram Pillay Academy
2:30 PM: Hockey Pune v Pune City Line Boys/Friends Union
3:15 PM: Hockey Lovers v Rovers Academy ‘A’

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