Pune City Police prevailed over Aurangabad district in a tight match at the Aga Khan Hockey at PCMC stadium,winning the tiebreaker 5-3 after normal time ended with the team locked at 3-all. Aurangabads Wasim Shaikh was the only player to miss in the shootout all other police players converted,rendering Aurangabads fifth penalty unnecessary.
A brace from Vinod Nimbore left Pune police 2-1 up after 15 minutes,with Aurangabads Pasha Shaikh scoring once between his two strikes. Imran Shaikh equalised for Aurangabad at the stroke of half time.
Ganesh Giri Gosavi put Police up once more in the 41 st minute,converting a pass from namesake Ganesh Muthiah,but Pasha Shaikh scored his second six minutes later to bring things level once more.
In another match,Sashikant Biranje,Santosh Musale and Dhiraj More scored two goals each as Super XI thumped Rovers Academy 10-4. For Rovers,Sarfaraz Shaikh scored a brace.
Pune City Police 3 (Vinod Nimbore 12,15; Ganesh Giri Gosavi 41) beat Aurangabad District 3 (Pasha Shaikh 13,47; Imran Shaikh 35) (5-3 shootout).
Super XI 10 (Sashikant Biranje 4,32; Santosh Musale 25,29; Dhiraj More 38,40; Selvaraj Pillay 10; Prashant Bhokare 12,Prashant Gaikwad 14,Omkar Gotal 44) bt Rovers Academy 4 (Prashant Chavan 21,Sarfaraz Shaikh 23,27; Sachin Kamble 42).
Big win for Turf Club A
Hosts Turf Club A reached the knockout rounds at the RWITC-Chaganbai Dayalal Oswal Inter-Club snooker team championship,after scoring a 3-0 win over Cue Ball Café A in their Group F match. Zubin Registrar scored a 61-35,67-24 win over Tejas Pawar in the first singles game to set Turf Club on their way,before Muneez Poonawala and Robert Dmello ousted Nikhil Munde and Tejas Pawar 54-41,50-36 in the doubles. Dmello then defeated Nikhil Munde 25-47,55-49,72-43 to take his team to the knockouts.
Other clubs that made the knockouts included Apex Shooters and Cue and Ball B from Group A,Cue Masters and Snookerholics from Group B,New Bombay Cueists and PYC Lefties from Group C,BSAN Nasik and PYC Markers from Group D,Apex Challenger and Deccan Gymkhana A from Group E,Apex Warriors from Group F,Cue Ball A and Corner Pockets from Group G,Crazy Leopards and Tables from Group H,PYC Warriors and Green Baize from Group I,Arizona Pool and NIWC from Group J,Poona Club B from Group K and Thane Terminators and RCBC A from Group L.
Kane stars in narrow PYC win
A sparkling display from Shriya Kane,who scored 21 points,helped PYC beat Deccan Gymkhana 39-35 in a girls match at the Late Sanjay Nimhan Memorial under-16 basketball tournament on Tuesday. PYC just about held their nerve in a five-minute extra time after the match ended 30-30 in normal time. In the boys section,Somans ‘B comfortably defeated St. Marys ‘B 45-18 thanks to the duo of Shantanu Shimpi and Sahil Shinde,who scored 10 points each.
DG ‘A,Millennium,BNS,SSU,VOBA,Petit,Somans ‘B,MPA ‘A,Aliens,New Youngsters ‘B,Sharp Shooters,New Youngsters ‘A,Vidyanchal ‘B,Mitra Mandal,Modern,St. Marys ‘A,MPA ‘B,Loyola and INS qualified for the knockouts in the boys section. Among the girls teams,PYC,DG,St. Marys ‘A,Vidyanchal,Sharp Shooters ‘B,New Youngsters ‘A,BNS,INS,Sardar Dastur ‘A,Mitra Mandal,Bishops Kalyani Nagar,Sardar Dastur ‘B,Angels,Mischief Makers,St. Marys ‘B and Hoopers ‘A qualified for the knockouts.