Indian Oil wins the 31st Surjit Hockey Tournament
Jalanadhar: Indian Oil Mumbai yesterday won the 31st Indian Oil Surjit Hockey tournament by beating last year's winner Punjab and Sind Bank Delhi 5-2 at the Olympian Surjit Hockey stadium here.
This is for the fourth time that the Indian Oil has won the title. Last year it was a runners up.
In the first half of the game, Indian Oil's Olympian Prabhjot Singh scored a goal in the 25th minute of the play and took lead over Punjab and Sind Bank by 1-0.
In the 36th minute of the second half Indian Oil's international star Roshan Minj scored the field goal from right flank to consolidate 2-0 lead.
In the 40th minute of the play, Indian Oil's Inderjit Singh netted the ball from right flank and took the tally to 3-0.
However, Bankmen reduced the margin by scoring two goals in the short span of time but Indian Oil scored two more goals in the last few minutes of the match to take the lead and won the tournament by 5-2.
The winners bagged Rs 5 lakh in cash and a trophy where as runners up got Rs 2.50 lakh and a trophy.
Punjab Panchayat Minister, Sikandar Singh Maluka gave the prizes.
Waqas Sareef of Punjab XI (Pakistan) was declared best player of the tournament and was honoured with Mohinder Singh Tut memorial award.
The tournament committee also declared Davesh Chohan of Indian Oil as best goal keeper, Ahmed Shakeel Bhatt of Punjab XI (Pakistan) as best full back, Gautampal Singh of Punjab and Sind Bank best half back, Deepak Thakur of Indian Oil as best forward of the tournament.
All of them received Rs 25,000 each.