TAC, Far-west enter final

Hetauda, January 18

Tribhuvan Army Club and Far-western Region advanced to the men’s section final of the National Hockey Tournament under the NSC Championship here at the Institute of Forestry grounds today.

Defending champions TAC defeated Western Region 5-0 in first semi-final match. Pradeep Rajbanshi scored a brace, while Dipendra Ayer, Sher Bahadur Rokaya and Kashi Raj Rai netted one goal each for the departmental side.

In another semi-final match, Far-western Region edged past Eastern Region 3-2. Dhirendra Chand, Deepak Raj Joshi and Keshav Raj Joshi scored a goal each for Far-western Region, while Sushil Soren an Manoj Chaudhary replied for Eastern Region.

In women’s section, defending champions TAC and Western Region registered victories. TAC defeated Central Region 1-0 riding on solitary goal from Sita Maya Bal, while Sunita Gurung netted the winning goal as Western Region beat Eastern Region 1-0. The finalists of the round robin league will be decided after Friday’s matches. The finals are slated for Saturday.