~ Punjab National Bank defeated Sashastra Seema Bal 6-0 ~
~ Food Corporation of India defeated Central Reserve Police Force 3-1 ~
~ Sports Authority of India defeated Canara Bank 4-0 ~
Bengaluru, 28th February 2023: It was a successful stint for Central Industrial Security Force, Punjab National Bank, Food Corporation of India and Sports Authority of India as they registered wins in their respective matches at the Day three of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2023 in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
In the first match of the day, Central Industrial Security Force defeated Comptroller & Auditor General of India 3-2. Yograj Singh (5′, 56′) started off well for Central Industrial Security Force and scored a crucial match winning goal for his side in the last quarter of the game helping them register a win in the tournament. Vashudev (21′) also scored an important goal before the half-time to maintain the lead ahead of the second half of the match. In reply, Captain Chandan Singh (20′, 51′) scored a couple of goals on two different occasions in the match, resulting in a close contest between the two teams.
In the second match, Punjab National Bank secured a comfortable 6-0 win against Sashastra Seema Bal. Bhagat Singh Dhillon (24′, 36′) stood out to be top goal scorer from the day with two goals for his side. Mandeep Mor (5′), Banmail Xess (13′), Naveen Antil (23′), Satender Kumar (41′) scored one goal each and helped their side to secure three points.
In the third match of the day, Food Corporation of India defeated Central Reserve Police Force 3-1. Munish Rana (10′), Captain Ankush (12′) & Hans Raj (60′) scored for one goal each for the Food Corporation of India whereas Captain Ignacius Toppo (8′) scored a compensatory goal for Central Reserve Police Force but in vain as Food Corporation of India secured three points on the points table.
Last match of the day was played between Sports Authority of India and Canara Bank. Sports Authority of India defeated Canara Bank 4-0. Surya N M (23′), Mohit Kumar (26′), Kushalappa K. Bhavin R (39′) and Chiran Medappa (55′) scored one goal each to help Sports Authority of India secure a comfortable victory against Canara Bank.
Matches between Services Sports Control Board vs BSES (Delhi) and I.T.B.P. Central Hockey Team vs Punjab & Sind Bank were forfeited in favour of Services Sports Control Board and I.T.B.P. Central Hockey Team respectively.
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