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Hockey Union triumph

Imphal, Jan. 21: Hockey Union held Moral Educational Intellectual Renascent and Athletic Association to a 3-3 draw in a match of the 14th Dr Kanti Mukherjee Invitation Hockey Tournament, organised by Hockey Manipur, at Khuman Lampak hockey stadium here today.

In an evenly poised match, N. Jinjin drew first blood with a field goal for MEIRAA in the 14th minute. However, A. Krishand equalised for Hockey Union with a field goal in the 17th minute.

Jinjin fashioned the lead for MEIRAA with a field goal in the 26th minute only to find it equalised by W. Bipin from a penalty corner just two minutes later.

Jinjin struck for his third goal from a penalty corner in the 57th minute and looked set for a win.

However, N. Jilele equalised for Hockey Union in the 65th minute to clinch a point from the match.

Equestrian

Y. Suresh of Chungkheihunba Polo Club emerged individual champion in the junior boys’ tent pegging lance in the 10th Assam Rifles Director-General Senior Manipur State Equestrian Championship and 4th Inspector-General Manipur Junior State Equestrian Championship, organised by Manipur Equestrian Association, at Mapal Kangjeibung here today. L. Kokeshwor bagged the silver and Th. Pureiromba of Khurai Polo Club got the bronze. In the girls’ show jumping, Th. Tana of Chingkheihunba Polo Club bagged the gold while Sh. Rama Luxmi of the same club and Neelu Rk. of Rajkumar Sakhensana Polo Club were second and third.

Women’s probables: The Assam Cricket Association on Monday invited 33 probables for the women’s T20 selection trials to be held in Guwahati. The camp will be held from January 29, writes our staff reporter from Guwahati.