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A return to remember for Punjab Police

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 14, 2017, 2:06 am IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2017, 2:06 am IST

Sarvanjit Singh scored the decisive winning goal when he converted a penalty stroke in the 29th minute.

Several of BPCL’s regular players are currently in the Indian camp.
 Several of BPCL’s regular players are currently in the Indian camp.

Playing in Mumbai after almost a decade, Punjab Police, Jalandhar made a winning return as they ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win against Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Mumbai. The two sides played each other in a Pool-A league match of the 13th PMC Bank-Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup All India Hockey Tournament at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate on Tuesday.

Sarvanjit Singh scored the decisive winning goal when he converted a penalty stroke in the 29th minute. Umpire Nishan J. Mohanty awarded Punjab Police the penalty stroke when BPCL defender Sukhman Singh blocked with his body a Dupinder Deep Singh goal-bound hit on the goal line.

Punjab Police, who had a  couple of Olympians and former internationals in their ranks, encountered quite a strong challenge from a depleted BPCL outfit. Several of BPCL’s regular players are currently in the Indian camp.

Central Railway looked to be a jaded lot and struggled to keep pace with the opposition and lacked fitness to play in the hot, humid conditions and caved in meekly.

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