IOC defeat PSB and retained All India Bombay Gold Cup hockey

March 14, 2019, Mumbai


Yesterday, there was a battle of experience versus youth at MHAL-Mahindra Stadium in Churchgate for All India Bombay Gold Cup hockey former held their nerves as Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) beat Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB). In a game which saw fortunes swing like a pendulum, the match ended 5-5 at the end of regulation time. Olympian and former India drag-flicker VR Raghunath helped IOC rally from two goals down to force the equalizer in the final minutes to take the game into the tie-breaker. In the 2nd half IOC upped the ante as they rallied back to score four goals in five minutes through Affan Yousuf (39th), Nilam Sanjay Xess (41st), Talwinder Singh (43rd) and Mohd Raheel (44th). PSB struck back with goals from Gaganpreet Singh (51st), Jaskaran (56th) to level the scores. Two minutes later, Harmanpreet scored his second goal to make it 5-4 for PSB.

Individual awards

  • Best goalkeeper: Pankaj Kumar Rajak (Indian Oil)
  • Best defender: Pratap Lakra (South Central Railway)
  • Best midfielder: Dawinder Walmiki (Bharat Petroleum)
  • Best forward: Talwinder Singh (Indian Oil)