Crozan Society lifts 9th pioneer hockey trophy

10 Sep 2019 04:02 PM

Crozan Society, Bastora clinched the 9th Pioneer Trophy, an All Goa Indoor Hockey Tournament getting the better of Young Strikers, Mapusa 2 – 0. The tournament was organised in the memory of Fr Bento Martins, the founder of Pilar Society, by Hockey Heritage Group Goa in association with Don Bosco Oratory, Panaji. The tournament saw 16 teams from all over Goa vying for the title.

In a fast paced match held on Sunday, Crozan Society took the lead through young Sahil Chari’s deft stickwork in the first half. Crozan then briefly fell back in defence, and were besieged by a string of attacks from Hari Sherpa, Rajat Chari and Sameer Yalgar who combined well to spearhead the offense for Young Strikers.

Issub Sayed and Abbusaliya Havaldar stood firm for Crozan, and the spirited fightback by Young Strikers was quelled, with both teams giving it their all.

Against the run of play, Crozan Society doubled their lead and sealed the match and the trophy through Brendan Noronha’s effort from just inside the scoring area.   

Desk: Clinton Dsouza

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