Hockey: SGPC, Amritsar crowned champions

SGPC, Amritsar bagged the 6th SNBP All-India Hockey Tournament (Boys' Under-16) title

Hockey: SGPC, Amritsar crowned champions
SNBP Hockey, SGPC, Amritsar bag maiden title
PUNE: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Amritsar bagged the 6th SNBP All-India Hockey Tournament (Boys' Under-16) title at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, on Friday.
SGPC, Amritsar overcame resolute debutants Dhyanchand Academy 4-1 to improve upon their 2019 runners up performance, to win their maiden title and pocket rupees one lakh cash prize.
In an equally contested first half, both teams shared honours. The debutants drew first blood through Krishna Mohan (37th) before the Amritsar team restored parity through Sahibpreet Singh (44th).
On the switch over, SGPC grew with confidence and made several inroads into the Dhyanchand's half. 
Against the run of play, SGPC went ahead through a cleanly taken penalty corner by Sukhraj Singh (45th), that went into the right top corner.
Back to back goals in a span of a minute by Gurarish Singh (58th) and captain Jagjit Singh (59th) ended the dream debut of Dhyanchand Academy.
In the 3rd place playoff, Anwar Hockey Society got the better off hosts SNBP Academy (6-2).
Individual Awards:
Best Goalkeeper: Rahul Pal - Dhyanchand Academy
Best Defender: Gurkit Singh - SGPC Amritsar
Best Half: Vishal Pandey - Dhyanchand Academy
Best Forward: Akash Pal - Dhyanchand Academy
Player of the Tournament: Arbaz - Dhyanchand Academy
Final: SGPC, Amritsar: 4 (Sahibpreet Singh 44th, Sukhraj Singh 45th (pc), Gurarish Singh 58th, Jagjit Singh 59th) bt Dhyanchand Academy: 1 (Krishna Mohan 37th), HT: 0-0
III-Place: Anwar Hockey Society: 6 (Shahrukh Ali 3rd, 49th; Ketan Kushawa 24th; Deepu Rawat 27th; Shekhar Dhaunak 30th - (pc); Anish Kumar 57th) bt SNBP Academy: 2 (Vighnesh Birha 32nd; Amrut Pawara 39th). HT: 4-0