3rd MJ Cup Invitational Hockey Tournament (Men and Women) 2023 : Krida Prabodhini log second win, qualify for last-8

Pune, 17th December 2023: Krida Prabodhini logged their second win and make it to the last-8 stage, while GST Customs, Income Tax opened their accounts with a breeze as they won their pool encounters with ease in the 3rd MJ Cup Invitational Hockey Tournament (Men and Women) 2023 at the Maj. Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium at the Nehrunagar-Pimpri on Sunday.

The tournament being held under the aegis of Hockey Maharashtra and organized by Excellency Hockey Academy in joint association with the Dhanraj Pillay Foundation.

In Pool-C action, GST Customs slammed a 6-1 verdict over Friends Union Club with Stephan Swami (32nd and 50th) leading the way with a penalty corner conversion to begin his day and then a field day. He was and assisted by Aniket Gurav (9th), Pranav Mane (18th), Satish Paul (36th) and Sebastian Dass (38th). The winners led 2-0 at the breather.

Meanwhile, Krida Prabodhini notched their second win of the group thrashing Hockey Lovers Academy 10-0. A triple goal feat by Vinayak Hande (22nd, 33rd, 42nd – p.c) and Rohan Patil (37th – p.c), 50th – p.c, 53rd – p.c) paved the way, while a brace by Sachin Kolekar (14th – p.c) and a goal by Venkatesh Kenche (16th, 21st) and Kartik Pathare 59th) was enough to make the tally

Income Tax headlined Pool-C with a 11-0 victory over Poona Hockey Academy. Leading the way was Chirag Mane (7th, 18th – p.c, 32nd, 43rd, 57th) with a five-goal effort and was helped by a three goal feat by Ashutosh Lingesh (28th- p.c , 39th, 59th). The one-sided win was completed by Ritesh Pawar (13th – p.c). Vikram Singh (15th) and a penalty-corner conversion by Rahul Sander (28th).


Pool-C: GST Customs Pune: 6 (Aniket Gurav 9th ; Pranav Mane 18th ; Stephan Swami 32nd – p.c, 50th; Satish Paul 36th ; Sebastian Dass 38th) bt Friends Union Club: 1 (Rehan Shaikh 59th – p.c). HT: 2-0

Krida Prabodhini: 10 (Sachin Kolekar14th – p.c; Venkatesh Kenche 16th, 21st; Vinayak Hande 22nd, 33rd, 42nd – p.c; Rohan Patil 37th – p.c, 50th – p.c, 53rd – p.c; Kartik Pathare 59th) bt Hockey Lovers Academy: 0. HT: 4-0

Pool-D: Income Tax Pune: 11 (Chirag Mane 7th, 18th – p.c, 32nd, 43rd, 57th; Ritesh Pawar 13th – p.c; Vikram Singh 15th; Ashutosh Lingesh 28th- p.c , 39th, 59th; Rahul Sander 28th – p.c) bt Poona Hockey Academy: 0. HT: 5-0

Food Corporation of India: 4 (Tikaram Thakulla 8th – p.c; Aditya Rasal 15th; Raj Patil 20th; Tejas Chauhan 39th) bt Railway Line Boys: 2 (Omkar Musale 28th; Amol Bhosale 40th – p.c ). HT: 3-1

Women,Pool-B: PCMC Hockey Academy: 9 (Durga Shinde 5th, 20th; Bhavana Khade 7th; Afreen Shaikh 9th – p.c; Diksha Avghade 18th, 35th, 53rd – p.c; Sanika Mane 45th – p.c; Anvi Rawat 48th) bt J.J Hockey Academy: 0. H.T: 5-0

Pool-A: PCMC: 5 ( Jay Kale 14th, 57th; Harshdeep Singh 16th; Aman Sharma 20th; Sahil Bhosale 39th) bt SRPF Pune: 2 (Kushal Yadav 40th – p.c ; Sagar Kadam 60th p.s). HT: 3-0

Pool-D: Railway Line Boys: 8 (Tushar Jadhav 5th, 42nd; Jai Dhanawade 34th – p.s, 53rd; Omkar Musale 44th – p.c; Roshan Musale 47th; Rohan Kadam 56th; Krishna Musale 60th) bt Poona Hockey Academy: 0. HT:1-0