Bhopal out of National Men's Hockey Championship

Bhopal, Jul 9: Bhopal crashed out of 63rd Rangaswami Cup Senior National Men's Hockey Championship after losing 2-3 to Mumbai in a match played at the Aishbagh Stadium here.

With this, three of the four teams from Madhya Pradesh have been stamped out from the tournament and now Madhya Pradesh State Hockey Academy (MPSHA) is the lone qualifier for the quarter-finals from the State.

Earlier, Madhya Bharat and Madhya Pradesh from the State were also eliminated from the championship.

Gyanendra Pandey scored two goals in the 27th and 41st minutes while Jaish Yadav hit a brilliant field goal in the 25th minute for Mumbai and took a 3-0 lead yesterday.

For Bhopal, Abbassi converted two penalty corners in a span of four minutes in the 42nd and 46th minutes and reduced the margin to 3-2.

At breather, Mumbai led 2-0.

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