Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (B Division) continued here today into its fifth day which saw Hockey Bihar, Kerala Hockey and Bengal Hockey Association, all register victories in their respective pool matches of the competition.
In Pool A, Hockey Bihar beat Hockey Puducherry 19-0 to keep their Semi Final hopes alive as they registered their third victory from four matches to accumulate 10 points and staying three points clear of second-placed Steel Plant Sports Board, who have a game-in-hand. Hockey Bihar started the match well and showed attacking intent as they scored the first goal in the 8th minute and increased the lead to five goals at the end of the second quarter. Hockey Bihar scored eight and six goals in the third and fourth quarters respectively to wrap up an impressive win. Goals for Hockey Bihar were scored by Dolly Kumari (14′, 35′, 36′, 56′, 58′), Kajal Lakra (8′, 23′, 32′, 43′), Aprajita Kumari (26′, 28′, 57′), Mariam Champia (33′, 44′, 47′), Anila Sosan Beck (48′, 50′), Emrencia Soy Murum (37′) and skipper Shilwanti Minjur (43′)
In Pool C, Bengal Hockey Association registered their first win of the competition in their fourth and last Pool match as they beat Goans Hockey 2-0. The match saw both Bengal Hockey Association and Goans Hockey look for their first victory in the competition but it was the former who took their chances in the third quarter to score twice in three minutes to wrap up a 2-0 win. Both the goals for Bengal Hockey Association were scored by Sathi Dolui in the 34th and 37th minutes. The win sees Bengal Hockey Association finish the Pool stages with five points from their four matches while Goans Hockey remain without a point but have a game to play against Hockey Himachal.
In Pool D, Sports Authority of Gujarat – Hockey Academy secured a convincing 8-0 win against Hockey Jammu & Kashmir. While Heena Chauhan (4′) and Parmeshwari Shah (36′) scored a goal each in Sports Authority of Gujarat – Hockey Academy’s win, Muskan Miyasa (14′, 56′), Shivangi Solanki (30′, 32′) and Tanvi Pithva (41′, 47′) scored two goals each to help their team score the winning points.