Central Reserve Police Force crowned Champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (B Division)
Ranchi (Jharkhand), 4 February 2018: Central Reserve Police Force were crowned as Champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (B Division) here today as they defeated Kerala Hockey by a margin of 7-0 in the Final match of the competition. Whereas, it was Steel Plant Sports Board who defeated Bengaluru Hockey Association 4-0 in the 3rd/4th classification match.
In the Final match, Central Reserve Police Force produced a performance worthy of becoming Champions as they dominated the match from the start, scoring their first goal in the 3rd minute through a Penalty Corner which was converted by Pragya Mourya. They continued their fine attacking display to score one more goal in the first quarter to take a 2-0 lead. In the second quarter, Central Reserve Police Force scored twice to stamp their authority on the match as they led 4-0. It was a tough ask for Kerala Hockey to make a comeback into the match as they were 0-4 down, and Central Reserve Police Force defended well to keep their lead intact. Kerala Hockey ended up conceding three more goals in the last two quarters and lost the match to Central Reserve Police Force. Goals for Central Reserve Police Force were scored by Pricilia Tirkey (12′, 22′, 47′, 59′), Pragya Mourya (3′), Siddhi Singh (19′) and Bharti Thakur (45′).
In the 3rd/4th classification match, Steel Plant Sports Board defeated Bengaluru Hockey Association by a margin of 4-0. It was a competitive match in the opening quarter, but Steel Plant Sports Board opened the scoring in the second quarter to set the momentum and ended up scoring four goals inside six minutes to stamp their authority on the match. It was a matter of defending well in the last two quarters for Steel Plant Sports Board, and they were up to the task which saw them secure a 4-0 victory. Goals for Steel Plant Sports Board were scored by Chanda Singh (23′, 25′), skipper Shikha Sharma (19′) and Shweta Singh (21′).