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IOC retains Murugappa Cup

News Today 2019-09-09 16:07:12

IOC retains Murugappa Cup

Chennai: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) defeated Punjab National Bank (PNB) 3-1 in the final of the 93rd MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey tournament held here at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Sunday to emerge champion in the 93rd All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament.

After a goalless first quarter, The IOC drew first blood by scoring in the 23rd Minute when Gurjinder Singh scored off a penalty corner. With no further goals in the second quarter, IOC again led  the proceedings in the penultimate quarter and in the 38th minute, it was Gurjinder yet again, who converted another penalty corner to give IOC an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Towards the fag end of the third quarter, PNB however managed a goal with Vishal Antil scoring off a penalty corner.
IOC scored another one in the 59th minute to seal the game 3-1. Murugappa Group Chairman M M Murugappan gave away the trophy to the winning team.

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