Railway police boys hammers Narayangaon hockey club in Hussain Silver Cup

July 6, 2019, Pune

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Railway Police Boys knocked Narayangaon Hockey Club out of the 8th Hussain Silver Cup at the Major Dhyanchand hockey stadium in Pimpri-Chinchwad on Wednesday as brothers Akash Sapkal and Sanket Sapkal scored seven goals between them. The brothers helped their team
win 14-3.

It did not take much time for the first goal as Sanket received a pass from
Uday Baramatikar and slotted past the keeper after just five minutes.

Even after missing a few chances, there were more goals to come in Q1.

Railway Police Boys won two successive penalty corners and managed to score a scrappy goal from the second one. Sanket scoring his and team’s second goal of the match.

Railway Police Boys dropped their tempo after going two up and were punished for it as Narayangaon started pressing for a goal and managed to bag one courtesy of Nilesh Abhale, who managed to sneak past the defenders and put his team right back in the game. Their joy was short-lived as a minute later, Railway Police Boys regained the two-goal cushion thanks to Akash, who pounced on a pass from Ajay More and put his team 3-1 at the end of Q1.

Narayangaon’s defence was caught napping two minutes into Q2 as pacey Tejas Karale flew past two defenders and placed the ball in the back of the
net to extend the advantage.

Narayangaon’s attacks were rare during the whole match.

A few minutes later, the move of the match happened as Aniket sprinted
down the right flank and played the ball into Sakib Inamdar, who then
crossed it across goal for Tejas Karale to slot it in, further extending the
advantage. Shortly after that move, Sanket scored to complete his hat-trick.
The third quarter saw a goals galore as six goals were scored in Q3.

Unfortunately for Narayangaon, they only managed to score one. Railway Police Boys were not only prolific in attack, but defended well too.

Railway Police Boys scored three goals in four minutes to put their team
11-2 up at the end of Q3.

After conceding quickfire goals, Narayangaon’s morale dropped and they
couldn’t recover in the final quarter. They started the quarter with an attack
and also ended up winning a penalty corner, but they couldn’t get a goal
and instead ended up conceding the 12th goal of the match. Nilesh Abhale scored the third and final goal for Narayangaon. Railway Police Boys responded to that strike, through Akash who scored two goals in the final two minutes to bag four goals for himself and help team win 14-3.

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