Indian Men’s Hockey Group clinch inaugural FIH Hockey5s Title, beat Poland six-four in Final

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Indian Men's Hockey Team clinch inaugural FIH Hockey5s Title, beat Poland 6-4 in Final

While
Sanjay
(8′)
and
Captain
Gurinder
Singh
(9′)
also
contributed
to
the
team’s
victory.
The
goalscorers
for
Poland
were
Mateusz
Nowakowski
(1′),
Robert
Pawlak
(5′),
Wojciech
Rutkowski
(5′)
and
Captain
Jacek
Kurowski
(18′).

The
first
half
started
with
Poland
piling
pressure
on
India
and
were
successful
in
converting
their
chances
as
they
established
a
three-goal
cushion
inside
the
first
five
minutes,
courtesy
of
goals
from
Mateusz
Nowakowski
(1′),
Robert
Pawlak
(5′)
and
Wojciech
Rutkowski
(5′).

However,
India
responded
quickly
as
pulled
back
two
back-to-back
goals
through
Sanjay
and
Captain
Gurinder
Singh
in
the
eighth
and
ninth
minute
respectively
to
make
the
scorers
2-3
at
the
end
of
the
first
half.

The
second
half
started
on
a
positive
note
for
the
Indian
team
as
Boby
Singh
Dhami
scored
the
equaliser
in
the
11th
minute,
and
the
leading
goalscorer
of
the
tournament
Raheel
went
on
to
give
India
a
lead
in
the
13th
minute.

In
the
17th
minute,
Raheel
added
the
fifth
goal
to
the
tally,
but
Poland
quickly
pulled
back
one
through
Captain
Jacek
Kurowski’s
strike
in
the
18th
minute.
However,
Bobby
Singh
Dhami
scored
a
late
goal
before
the
final
whistle
to
help
India
pick
up
a
thrilling
6-4
win
to
clinch
the
inaugural
FIH
Hockey5s
Title.

Pawan


Massive
wins
in
the
last
two
round-robin
matches

Earlier
in
the
day,
India
registered
massive
7-3
and
6-2
wins
against
Malaysia
and
Poland
respectively
to
advance
to
the
Final
of
the
inaugural
edition
of
the
FIH
Hockey5s.

In
their
third
match,
the
Indian
Men’s
Team
registered
a
comprehensive
7-3
win
against
Malaysia.
Mohammed
Raheel
(8′,
14′,
18′)
starred
with
a
hat-trick,
while
Gursahibjit
Singh
(1′,
17′)
and
Sanjay
(10′,
12′)
each
netted
twice
for
India.
Firadus
Rosdi
(4′,
13′)
and
Captain
Nabil
Noor
(9′)
were
the
goalscorers
for
Malaysia.

An
attacking
start
to
the
match
saw
India
taking
the
lead
in
the
very
first
minute
of
the
match
as
Gursahibjit
Singh
found
the
back
of
the
net
on
a
rebound.
However,
Malaysia
scored
an
equaliser
through
Firadus
Rosdi
in
the
fourth
minute.

In-form
Mohammed
Raheel
regained
India’s
lead
in
the
8th
minute,
but
Malaysia
were
quick
to
equalise
as
they
scored
through
Captain
Nabil
Noor’s
strike
in
the
very
next
minute.
Sanjay’s
fiery
tomahawk
in
the
last
minute
helped
India
restore
a
3-2
lead
at
the
end
of
the
first
half.

The
start
of
the
second
half
saw
both
India
and
Malaysia
scoring
a
goal
each
in
the
first
three
minutes.
Sanjay
scored
India’s
fourth
and
his
second
goal
of
the
match
in
the
12th
minute,
while
Malaysia
pulled
one
back
through
Firadus
Rosdi
in
the
13th
minute.

However,
India
went
on
to
take
control
of
the
match
as
they
raced
away
to
a
remarkable
7-3
win.
Raheel
scored
two
goals
in
the
14th
and
18th
minute
to
complete
his
hat-trick,
while
Gursahibjit
scored
his
second
goal
of
the
match
in
the
17th
minute.

Meanwhile,
in
their
final
round-robin
match,
Gurinder
&
Co.
outplayed
Poland
6-2.
Mohammed
Raheel
(4′,
9′)
bagged
a
brace,
while
Sanjay
(2′),
Gursahibjit
Singh
(7′),
Mandeep
Mor
(10′)
and
Rabichandra
Moirangthem
(15′)
scored
a
goal
each
in
India’s
big
win.
On
the
other
hand,
Gracjan
Jarzynski
(13′)
and
Captain
Jacek
Kurowski
(16′)
were
the
goalscorers
for
Poland.

India
rocketed
to
a
2-0
lead
inside
the
first
four
minutes
of
the
match
as
Sanjay
opened
the
scoring
in
the
second
minute
and
Raheel
scored
the
second
in
the
fourth
minute.
Gursahibjit
went
on
to
add
the
third
goal
to
India’s
tally
in
the
7th
minute
and
two
back-to-back
goals
from
Mohammed
Raheel
(9′)
and
Mandeep
Mor
(10′)
meant
that
India
took
a
commanding
5-0
lead
into
the
half-time
break.

The
start
of
the
second
half
saw
Poland
create
goals
scoring
opportunities
which
helped
them
in
pulling
a
goal
back
in
the
13th
Minute
through
Gracjan
Jarzynski,
but
a
minute
later
Rabichandra
Moirangthem
added
the
sixth
goal
to
India’s
tally.

In
the
16th
minute,
Poland
scored
the
second
goal
through
a
challenge
hit
which
was
converted
by
their
Captain
Jacek
Kurowski.
Meanwhile,
goalkeeper
Pawan
made
some
fine
saves
in
the
closing
stages
of
the
match
to
ensure
India
enter
the
Final
of
the
tournament
with
a
massive
6-2
win.


Source:
HI
Release

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