Kovilpatti (Tamil Nadu), December 25th (PTI) Uttar Pradesh won the 11th National Junior Hockey Championship here on Saturday after beating Chandigarh 3-1 in the final.
With this, UP held its 100 percent record in the tournament.
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Tournament goal scorer Sharda Nand Tiwari opened the goal for Uttar Pradesh with a striking penalty corner in the 15th minute, before Arun Sahani (16th, 34th) extended the lead with a brace.
Raman withdrew a goal for Chandigarh in the 51st minute, but Uttar Pradesh retained the lead and was crowned champions of the tournament.
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In the playoff match for the 3rd / 4th 3rd place defeated Odisha Haryana 3-2 in a highly competitive affair to secure third place in the competition.
Odisha took the lead in the game through Deepak Minz (27th), but was pushed back by two goals from Rohit (34th) and Deepak (36th), who gave Haryana the lead in the third quarter.
Odisha responded with a brace early in the fourth quarter, scored by Sushant Toppo (47th) and Sudeep Chirmako (49th).
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