Ludhiana, October 27, 2012: Central Railway Mumbai eves clinched the prestigious Prof Nirpjit Kaur Gill Memorial Trophy by drubbing Chandigarh XI team by 4-1 at Perfect Real Eastate All India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Hockey Champion Trophy 2012 held at the floodlit Olympian Pirthipal Singh Hockey Stadium at Punjab Agricultural University, here today.
Vandana Kataria of Central Railways played a marvellous game of hockey as she scored two goals for her side- in 39th and 64th minute of the game.
The match started with both teams fighting hard for Rs 1.5 lakh prize money and Prof Nirpjit Kaur Gill Memorial Trophy. It was Pratibha Sawant who opened the account for her team Central Railways Mumbai in the 15th minute. Vandana Kataria scored the second goal for her team in 39th minute with the help of a penalty corner. In the second half, Saundarya of Central Railways scored another goal in 52nd minute. The only goal for Chandigarh XI was scored by Pooja in 58th minute of the match. This goal was scored with the help of a penelty stroke. The last and fifth goal of the game was scored by Vandana Kataria in 64th minute. In the end, it was Central Railways Mumbai which scored victory. The runners up, Chandigarh XI won themselves a prize money of Rs 1 lakh.
Before this game, Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala eves defeated Gwalior XI team by 3-0. First and second goal of the match were scored by Deepika Thakur of RCF in 31st and 33rd minutes of the game. The third goal for RCF was scored by Sukhmanjeet Kaur in 49th minute.