Kollam: Manipur and Andhra Hockey Associations registered victories in their respective Pool matches in the 9th Junior Women National Hockey Championship at the Kollam Hockey Stadium today.
In Pool B, Manipur Hockey secured their second win of the competition as they beat Hockey Puducherry 5-2 in an exciting match. Goals for Manipur Hockey were scored by Babyrani Shandam (25′, 36′, 39′), Linthuinganbi Thokchom (15′) and Ayengbi Takhelambam (54′) while S. Subasri (4′, 13′) scored the two goals for Hockey Puducherry.
In the Pool A match, Andhra Hockey Association defeated Bengal Hockey Association by an emphatic margin of 10-0. Maheswari Balagonda (5′, 9′, 31′), Roshitha Pulicharla (12′, 16′), Jyothi Undabanda (18′, 45′), Malleswari Thalari (22′, 57′) and captain Fowjiya Shaik (7′) scored for Andhra Hockey Association as they registered their second consecutive win.
In yesterday’s evening match in Pool D, Kerala Hockey defeated Hockey Gujarat 4-0 to secure their second consecutive win of the competition. Goals for Kerala Hockey were scored by Revathy. I. Nair (8′, 39′, 59′) and R. Bincy (3′).