Mumbai: Indian Oil struck at the death to overcome hosts Bharat Petroleum by a solitary goal 1-0 win in an engrossing final of the of the 36th PSPB Inter-Unit Hockey Tournament, organised and hosted by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, at the MHAL-Mahindra stadium, Churchgate here on Thursday.
The Indian Oil outfit and Bharat Petroleum unit, both comprising of a galaxy of Indian stars, played a good attacking game and both side created many goal-scoring opportunities, but all turned out to be mere threats to the either sides. Both the goalkeepers Pankaj Rajak of Indian Oil and Vikas Dahiya of Bharat Petroleum were outstandingand exhibited good reflexes and anticipations.
Just as the match seemed to be heading for a goalless finish, Indian Oil earned a penalty corner a few seconds from the final hooter. Ace drag-flick specialist Gurjinder Singh successfully converted with a powerful low push beat goalkeeper to the right corner much to help Indian Oil emerge champions. Suresh Nair, Executive Director (SCO), Bharat Petroleum, who was the chief guest gave away the prizes.
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