Results from Semi Finals of the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2019 (A Division)
~ Defending Champions Railway Sports Promotion Board defeat Hockey Haryana 8-0 in first Semi Final ~
~ Hockey Madhya Pradesh beat Hockey Maharashtra 2-1 in second Semi Final ~
Hisar (Haryana), 17 February 2019: The Semi Finals of the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2019 (A Division) took place here on Sunday which saw Defending Champions Railway Sports Promotion Board defeat Hockey Haryana 8-0 to qualify for the Final, while Hockey Madhya Pradesh also beat Hockey Maharashtra 2-1 to set up an exciting Final encounter on Monday.
In the first Semi Final, it was Railway Sports Promotion Board who produced an emphatic performance against Hockey Haryana to register a 8-0 victory and secure their place in the Final of the competition. Vandana Katariya (6′, 16′, 38′), Anupa Barla (44′, 44′), Navjot Kaur (18′), Deep Grace Ekka (48′) and Neha (51′) scored the goals for the Defending Champions in a match which saw them dominate throughout.
In the second Semi Final, Hockey Madhya Pradesh secured an outstanding result as they beat Hockey Maharashtra by a slim margin of 2-1. The match saw Hockey Madhya Pradesh score the first goal in the 34th minute as Pooja Rani scored off a Penalty Corner. Hockey Madhya Pradesh continued to impress and scored their second goal in the 47th minute as Narender Kaur scored with a fine finish. Hockey Maharashtra tried to make a comeback into the match, and scored a goal in the 53rd minute through H Lalruatfeli, but it was not enough for them, as Hockey Madhya Pradesh secured a 2-1 win to advance to the Final.