Mumbai's Western Railways wins Surjit Trophy

Posted on:11 Nov 2016 17:57:49
Mumbai's Western Railways wins Surjit Trophy
11 November 2016 Current Affairs: Mumbai's Western Railways women's team won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament.

The team defeated Haryana XI 4-2 in the title clash played at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar.

In the 14th minute of the game, Western Railways’s Anupa Barla netted the ball after dodging goalkeeper Shewata of Haryana. She struck again in the 34th minute to make it 2-0.

In the second half, Haryana girls scored two goals in 40th and 50th minutes of the game to reduce the margin. Jaspreet Kaur and Neha scored goals for the team. Western Railways Mayengbam Lily Chanu and Manjit Kaur then struck to complete the score sheet.

The winners were presented a cash award of 1 lakh rupee and trophy and runners-up got 75000 rupees and Trophy.

Jaspreet Kaur of Haryana XI was declared the Best Player of the Tournament.

Surjit Hockey Society : Surjit Hockey Society came into existence in 1984. It was instituted to keep the name of Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa alive, who lost his life in a fatal car accident near Jalandhar on 7 January 1984.

Randhawa was a member of World XI, Asia Stars XI and he participated in number of International events i.e. Olympics, World Cup, Champions Trophy, Asian Games, besides many other International Tournaments.

 

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