38th Steelbird Helmet Nehru Sub-Junior Boys Hockey: Naval Tata Academy-Ritu Rani Academy Set Up Final Date

Naval Tata Academy, Jamshedpur did not really have to dig into their reserves as they scripted a facile 4-1 win over Government Boys Senior Secondary School Ghumanhera to storm into the final of 38th Steelbird Helmet Nehru Sub-Junior Boys Hockey Tournament being played at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi.

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The Naval Tata lads, coached by Manish Kumar, struck an early short corner goal via Tushar Parmar and led half-time with that solitary goal. Tushar Parmar got into the goal-scoring act again in the second half this scoring a field goal to press home the advantage before Satyam Pandey made the scoreline 3-0. The Ghumanhera side, coached by former international and current Indian Oil player Bharat Chhikara, showed signs of mounting a comeback converting a penalty stroke. But it was always going to be a tall with only seven minutes as they trailed 1-3 and Naval TaTa added more as Tushar Parmar completed a fine-hat-trick.

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Naval Tata Academy, Jamshedpur will face Ritu Rani Hockey Academy, Patiala, who pipped Directorate General- NCC 4-3 in a shootout after both teams were locked 1-1 in regulation time. The final would be played on Sunday at 2:30 pm and would be telecast live on DD Sports channel.

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