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Jharkhand win Jr Nat. women's hockey

June 12, 2004 20:41 IST

Despite missing a couple of scoring chances, Jharkhand managed to dethrone defending champions Orissa by a solitary goal and win the 35th Junior Women's National Hockey Championship in Bangalore on Saturday.

The winning goal was scored by Jharkhand skipper Asuntal Lakhra, who successfully converted a penalty-corner in the 78th minute.

Jharkhand thus avenged the defeat they suffered last year in the final.

Jharkhand started on a confident note, guarding their citadel well. They also displayed a higher degree of coordination among the midfielders and forwards and kept Orissa on tenterhooks as the teams played out a barren first half.

Jharkhand finally managed to convert a penalty-corner in the second half. They forced four penalty-corners.

Orissa earned eight penalty-corners, but could not cash in on them. They also messed up some good scoring opportunites.

Orissa custodian Poonam Toppar bagged the best goalkeeper award.

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Sub: Conrants!!!

Hearty congratulations to the Jharkhandi girls. BRAVO-BRAVISIMO - I am thrilled to get the news here in Rome (Italy) that they have done Jharkhand (tribal) ...

Posted by Gregory Bilung

Sub: Congratulations to the Champions and their worthy challengers !

More facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure could be made available for the sports loving people of Jharkhand and Orissa. There is enormous talent in that region. ...

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho

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Dear Media Correspondents, We all value our names.So, we want our names to be spelt and pronounced correctly.In the hockey reports I have always found ...

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