Jugraj Singh’s hat trick in vain; Bronze medal match with Uttar Pradesh today
Mhapsa :- With the hat trick of Jugraj Singh, it was almost certain that Maharashtra would beat Karnataka and reach the finals. But Yuvraj Valmiki led Maharashtra’s dream was dashed as Karnataka scored three goals in the last six minutes.
Karnataka secured a thrilling 5-4 victory. Now Maharashtra team will play bronze medal match against Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
Jugraj opened Maharashtra’s account by scoring a penalty corner in the second minute in the semi-final of the ongoing tournament at the Peddim Sports Complex. So Maharashtra had a 1-0 lead in the first session. Chandana Alyana Nikkin scored a field goal in the 28th minute to tie Karnataka 1-1 at the interval.
In the third session, Jugraj completed his hat-trick by scoring two consecutive goals through penalty corners in the 32nd and 33rd minutes. In the 38th minute, Shisha Gowda BM scored Karnataka’s second goal through a penalty corner. But in the 40th minute, Venkatesh Kenche’s goal gave Maharashtra a 4-2 lead. But the last session turned out to be disappointing. Shisha completed his hat-trick by scoring two consecutive goals through penalty corners in the 55th and 57th minutes to equalize for Karnataka. In the 59th minute, Abhran Sudev B. The field goal scored by him proved decisive for Karnataka. This goal put an end to Maharashtra’s progress towards the finals.