Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 | Last Update : 05:15 AM IST
Sarvanjit Singh scored the decisive winning goal when he converted a penalty stroke in the 29th minute.
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.